Minibus Driver

The Baird Primary Academy, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3TH

4 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    1 July 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    23 June 2022

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Working pattern

Contract type



East Sussex Grade 4 - £19,264 - £19,650

Minibus Driver job summary

Working hours: 12 hours a week at the start and the end of the school day, with the potential for working additional hours. Term time only.
Actual starting salary calculated pro rata: £5342.84 (pay award pending)

We are looking for a responsible and competent Minibus Driver to drive pupils between the Baird Primary Academy and other local trust primary schools, whilst they are accompanied by a member of the academy staff.

To succeed in this role:

​​​​​​​It is essential that you hold a clean, current driving licence with permission to drive a D1 category vehicle
You have the ability to communicate effectively with academy staff and pupils
It is desirable that you have a ​​​​​​​basic knowledge of safeguarding including confidentiality, health and safety, however, training will be offered
Successfully complete a MiDAS training course (funded by the academy)​​​​​​​
In return for your skills, knowledge and experience, we offer you:
​​​​​​​Automatic annual pay progression
Generous public sector pension scheme
Family friendly policies that are designed to support you with a work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life​​​​​​​
Flexible working opportunities from day 1
Discounts on retail & travel
Cycle 2 Work scheme
Charity giving

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About The Baird Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
403 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

​​​​​​​About The Baird Primary Academy
Ofsted grade: Good (2019)
The Baird Primary Academy is a school for 4 to 11-year olds in Hasting, East Sussex. We focus on developing our pupils love of learning so they can ‘fly high’. In 2019 we were presented with the Marjorie Boxall Quality Mark Award for our outstanding nurturing environment and inclusive provision. Our creative curriculum engages pupils with personalised learning and practical experiences. We have two classes in each year group welcoming children from our local community. We also hosts a nursery for children aged from 3 years. 

About the University of Brighton Academies Trust
The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.
Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us.  We work collaboratively to help our pupils and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing insights and best practice our schools support each other to improve.  Read more about our vision and values.

The University of Brighton is our sponsor.  We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.

Find out more
To arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion about this role please contact Julie Lacy on

Key dates
Closing date:  Midday on Friday 1 July
Interview date: Friday 8 July
Proposed start date: 1 September 2022

Our commitment
The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We welcome applications from all members of the community. The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff recruitment practices.

Arranging a visit to The Baird Primary Academy

To arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion about this role please contact Julie Lacy on

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