20 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    12 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    4 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Other support roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Flexible: 30 hours per week, term time only. Daily hours to be negotiated, but will mostly fall into the hours of 8am - 4pm

Contract type

Fixed term - Initial 1 year contract

Full-time equivalent salary


Pay scale

BET Salary Grade 3 Step A

What skills and experience we're looking for

We require a driver who holds MIDAS certification, clean driving licence with D1 category to drive the school minibuses for staff and pupils as required to various locations for the needs of the school.

In addition to driving duties, the school Minibus driver will be responsible for the operation, care and general maintenance (fuel, water, oil, tyres, cleanliness etc) of the vehicles providing safe and reliable transport provision.

You do not need to be a motor mechanic for this role as vehicles are serviced off-site.

What the school offers its staff

Priory School was inspected by Ofsted in November 2022 and received the following outcome:

  • The quality of education Good
  • Behaviour and attitudes Good
  • Personal development Outstanding
  • Leadership and management Outstanding

The inspection report noted that “The school is extremely well led and managed. Teachers are well supported by leaders, and they benefit from well-planned training that meets the needs of their pupils. The school and the trust work closely together and this strengthens what the school offers their pupils.”

Further details about the role

Key Tasks

  • Overall responsibility for the use and maintenance of the school minibuses.
  • To drive the minibus for staff and pupils as required to various locations for the needs of the school. (e.g. trips, sports fixtures)
  • To oversee the roadworthiness of the school minibuses.
  • To carry out day to day maintenance routines and safety checks and assessment of wear and tear.
  • To ensure when vehicles are driven by other members of staff they are checked out and checked back in.
  • Responsible for refuelling the minibuses ensuring it is ready for use at all times.
  • To be responsible for booking regular and required servicing and repairs at garages as designated by the school.
  • To check minibus log sheets daily for reported defects.
  • To be aware and keep informed of relevant Health and Safety Information and requirements relating to the use of minibuses within schools.
  • Responsible for advising Senior Staff of any serious issues with the use of the minibuses or their roadworthiness.
  • Responsible for the cleanliness inside and out of the minibuses washing or valeting if necessary.
  • Responsible for ensuring the minibuses are secure and parked appropriately at the school.
  • In the fullness of time, train to become a MIDAS Instructor in order that we can train more staff to enable them to drive minibuses.
  • To be able to provide support and carry out odd jobs for the site Team or other members of the school team as required.
  • To help with car park and gate duties when required.

To undertake any other task commensurate with this role.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@priorysouthsea.org

Visas cannot be sponsored.
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About Priory School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1235 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
023 92 819115

Priory School is a mixed 11-16 School with around 1200 students on roll situated in the heart of Southsea. Our pupils come from a very wide range of backgrounds and our community is truly comprehensive, harmonious and dynamic. Priory School is proud to be part of the Bohunt Education Trust and we have been graded as a good school (Ofsted November 2022).

Arranging a visit to Priory School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@priorysouthsea.org.

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