Job description

Darwen Vale High School

Blackburn Road, Darwen


Job Title: Casual Mini-Bus Driver

Grade/Salary: SCP07 (£11.59 p/h)

Contract Type: Casual

Contract Terms: Part Time

Closing Date: Wednesday 19th April 2023


About the Role:
We are looking for an enthusiastic driver for our minibus, transporting pupils and staff to various locations around Blackburn with Darwen 1 hour before and after school each day.
Applicants should be flexible and have a good understanding of health and safety requirements and have good communication skills.

Closing Date: 19th April 2023
Interviews: TBC

About the school:
Darwen Vale High School is an 11-16 academy situated in the heart of Darwen. We opened in brand new buildings in September 2012 and over the last two years have grown from year groups of 150 to 240 and anticipate that within the next three years we will be a full school of over 1,200 students.

DVHS has been recognised as a rapidly improving school. Our academic standards have improved dramatically. English results have improved to 75% at Grade 4 in 2019 which was above the National average. Maths results improved by over 20% in 2019 when students last sat GCSE examinations resulting in 70% gaining grade 4 or better and 50% gaining grade 5 or better. Combined English and Maths results were 47% for grade 5 in 2019 and 64% for grade 4. Our teacher assessed grades for 2020 and 2021 indicate a continued pattern of improvement with improved outcomes in all curriculum areas.

About Aldridge Education:
Darwen Vale is a member of the Aldridge Education family of schools, which locally also includes Darwen Aldridge Community Academy, Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio and Sudell Primary School.

Aldridge Education is a charitable Trust of entrepreneurial community schools and colleges that help young people to reach their potential. We support our schools’ Principals and teachers in rapidly improving the quality of education on offer at early years, primary, secondary and sixth-form levels in order to transform the life-chances of our students.

Key Benefits of working for Aldridge Education
Aldridge Benefits scheme
Cycle to Work scheme
Employee Assistance Programme
Flexible working opportunities
Free on-site parking
Generous annual leave allowance which increases after 5 years' service
Opportunity to join the Teachers Pension Scheme or Local Government Pension Scheme
Refer a Friend scheme

Operating Norms
We believe that the way we operate at all times and with all partners is of paramount importance.

Our agreed operating norms are as follows:
We are Aldridge Education
The standard is excellence
We champion equality
We’re in the work together
We behave with integrity
We lead by example
We use time well

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Safeguarding Statement:Aldridge Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

A copy of Aldridge Education’s Child Protection policy is available on our website at Following successful application, Aldridge Education will carry out the necessary prohibition checks for all teaching staff, as well as for all candidates undertaking regulated activity.

If you are shortlisted for the position you are applying for, you will be required to complete a Declaration giving details of any relevant criminal offences and other relevant information relating to our safeguarding duty. Further information will be provided on that form.

Any offer of employment will be made conditional upon a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and barred list check (where applicable to the role in question).

If you are shortlisted for the position you are applying for, Aldridge Education will undertake online searches (including social media) in accordance with KCSIE 2022.

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This role is considered exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide. It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

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Blackburn with Darwen
SCP07 (£11.59 p/h)
Part Time
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Job Location : England
Company : Blackburn With Darwen Council
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