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  • Job Reference
  • SYS-6406
  • Location
  • Darlington, County Durham
  • Job Description
  • Driver.pdf
  • Job Copy
  • Part-Time Driver

    We are looking for Driver to join us at our care home called Ventress Hall in Darlington, Co. Durham. This is a fabulous opportunity if you are hands on, enjoy driving and love working with people.  We offer you full training, uniform, pension scheme, health plans and many more benefits.

    Essential :   Full UK driving License and must be over 21 

    As our Driver - this is a great opportunity if you enjoying driving.  You must be over 21 years of age and have held a valid driving licence for at least 2 years.

    You’re polite and professional manner will help residents enjoy their trips and feel safe and secure.

    Your duties for this position may include:

    To be responsible for performing regular checks and visual inspections of the vehicle and conforming to the appropriate reporting procedures when finding fault.
    To be responsible for maintaining the vehicle to a high standard of cleanliness in line with vehicle maintenance guidelines.
    Ensuring that the vehicle is available for servicing, or inspection when required. You may need to source alternative transport to/from the garage if the vehicle has to remain for repair for an extended period.
    Take responsibility by following tailored plans of assistance for mobility, communication and physical care.

    Respect rights for privacy and demonstrate high professional standards of propriety in their day-to-day work.

    Understand and maintain confidentiality at all times.
    Attend training as required to enhance and update their skills and maintain a record of this training.
    Maintain a safe environment for other staff, members and visitors through an awareness of statutory requirements for fire, health and safety and manual handling policies.


    Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults / Mental Capacity Act

    You will be required to complete training on Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults and the Mental Capacity Act. As part of this, you will be able to understand and implement SVA and MHA policies and procedures. You will also be responsible for reporting any safeguarding concerns to the senior person on duty or on-call Regional Director.

    Health and Safety


    As an employee of Care UK, the post holder has a duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, to:

    Take reasonable care of the health and safety of themselves and all other persons who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work.

    Co-operate with their employer to ensure compliance with Health and Safety legislation and the Health and Safety policies and procedures of the organisation, not intentionally or recklessly interfere with, or misuse, anything provided in the interests of health, safety, or welfare, in pursuance of any of the relevant statutory provisions.


    Data Protection

    The post holder must at all times respect the confidentiality of information in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act and the company’s ISO27001 accreditation.  This includes, if required to do so, obtain, process and/or use information held on a computer in a fair and lawful way, to hold data only for the specified registered purposes and to use or disclose data only to authorised persons or organisations as instructed.


  • Where you'll work
  • We offer a range of quality care in a lovely care home full of style and character.

    Here at Ventress Hall care home, our dedicated and highly experienced team provides nursing care, residential care, respite care and day care for older people, including those with physical disabilities. We also provide sensitive and compassionate end of life care (we’re working towards certification under the respected Gold Standards Framework).

    We have the flexibility to provide short term, respite care for people who may have had a stay in hospital and need a little extra help and support while they recover. Older people who still live in their own home, or are looked after by family carers, and who like having some extra support or social interaction during the day, are also welcome to join us as often as they like.

    A lovely setting: we’re located on Trinity Road, a leafy, sought-after residential area close to the centre of Darlington. Inside, the care home is full of character – blending modern and period features – while providing the comfortable accommodation and a warm, welcoming atmosphere.

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

Please search for live opportunities or use the Register Interest facility to sign up for job alerts and/or leave your CV speculatively.

Care UK is committed to ensuring that it employs people with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and will assess every applicant fairly regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependents, age, physical/mental disability or offending background. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from working with us, it will depend on the nature of the role and background of any offence.