Job Title: Minibus Driver

Hours: One part-time regular position available (13-hours per week contracted) – job
share considered.

Additional casual driver bank positions available.

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

Hourly Rate: £15.50p/h including holiday pay

Start date: ASAP

Location: Talgarth/Hay-on-Wye regularly, with some field trip/events/opportunities
available to other areas


Background of BMC:

Black Mountains College (BMC) is a unique rural college based in the Bannau Brycheiniog National
Park. BMC re-imagines what education is for and how it is delivered. Our approach connects the
environment, society and the individual to produce rounded, resilient future leaders and change –

We are now in our third academic year and have students of all ages and backgrounds participating
in our Level 2 NVQs, short course programme and degree – BA (Hons) Sustainable Futures: Arts,
Ecology and Systems Change.


Purpose of the role:

Ideally, we are looking for one regular minibus driver to cover our College bus route, contracted for
13-hours per week split as follows:

  • Monday: 8.45am – 9.15am and 2.45pm – 3.15pm (paid for a minimum of 1 hour per trip)
  • Tuesday: 8.30am – 10am and 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Wednesday: 8.30am – 10am and 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Thursday: 8.30am – 10am and 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Friday: 8.45am – 9.15am and 2.45pm – 3.15pm (paid for a minimum of 1 hour per trip)

This route includes trips from Talgarth centre to/from our Farm (Troed yr Harn), as well as trips from
Talgarth to/from Hay-on-Wye. Term time only.

If you cannot commit to these weekly hours but are interested in ad-hoc driving (including cover for
the above hours during holidays or sickness, driving for field trips, events, or short courses) please
apply as we require additional ad-hoc drivers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Take responsibility for your route and the students on the bus.
  • Collect and drop-off students on time.
  • Adhere to the bus timetable.
  • Perform a safety check on the minibus weekly (including tyre pressure, oil, water etc.)
  • Ensure you are aware of your route prior to setting off.
  • Liaise with the COO in the case of delays or other issues.
  • Manage a fuel card (regular drivers only) and refuel when necessary.
  • Take responsibility for the safety and condition of the vehicle.

Skills and Experience:

  • Reliable and punctual
  • Prior driving experience
  • Full, clean D1 licence required
  • Preferably MIDAS certified or hold a CPC licence
  • First Aid trained (or willing to complete)
  • DBS check required (paid for by BMC if you do not currently hold one)

Please apply with a brief history of your experience and details of relevant training/licences, as
well as your availability to

We encourage you to apply even if you can only make some of the above listed hours, as we will
consider a job share!


Inclusion and Diversity:

BMC is a firm believer in diversity and inclusion in the workplace. BMC is an equal opportunity
employer that seeks to further diversify its staff in terms of gender, disability, religion, age, sexual
orientation, culture, economic background and nationality.

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