Mini Bus Driver – Middleton Church of England Primary Academy


Posted on: Tuesday 9 July 2024 | Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust

Middleton Church of England Primary Academy, School Road, Middleton, PE32 1SA

A part-time position driving the school minibus with a minimum of 10 hours per week for the morning and afternoon bus runs.

Trust: DNEAT

Academy Name: Middleton Church of England primary Academy

Vacancy Job Title: Bus Driver

Pay Scale:          £11.59 per hour

Full Time/Part Time: Part time

Contract type: Temporary

Hours per week: 10 (hours to be split shifts to accommodate morning and afternoon bus runs)

Term Time: Term Time only

Start Date: September 2024


The Role

This is an ideal position for you if you require part time work or semi-retired but are looking for a position to offer a variety of responsibilities:


We would love to hear from you if / The successful candidate will:

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a vital part of the pupil’s day to day school experience with a positive attitude.
  • Deliver children safely to school on the daily runs.
  • Take pride in your personal presentation and that of the minibus.
  • Build rewarding relationships with everyone associated with the St Mathews Federation.
  • To model the values, ethos and vision of the Trust.
  • Comply with Safeguarding, Child Protection and Confidentiality, reporting all concerns to the appropriate person.


Responsibilities will include:

A part-time position driving the school minibus with a minimum of 10 hours per week for the morning and afternoon bus runs. This is a term time only role.

You must:

  • Hold D1 entitlement on your driving license or be a trained minibus driver. Although training can be provided.
  • Be able to drive the minibus on the school morning/afternoon runs.
  • Be available for additional school transportation events, should they be required.
  • Complete weekly minibus cleaning.


Culture and ethos:

  • Proactively promote and demonstrate the Diocese’s vision and values in all aspects of work
  • Challenge, motivate and empower others to set high aspirations and attain ambitious outcomes
  • Treat everyone as a valued individual who is loved by God
  • Promote and demonstrate a culture of continuous improvement which includes keeping abreast of educational developments and best management practice
  • Work collaboratively developing the concept of family across the Trusts and their academies
  • Ensure regular open and honest communication in all professional duties
  • Recognise the importance of serving the wider community and promoting inclusivity.
  • Undertake such other reasonable duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the grade.

The duties and responsibilities highlighted in this job specification are indicative and may vary over time.  Postholders are expected to undertake other duties and responsibilities relevant to the nature, level and scope of the post and the grade has been established on this basis.

Closing date: Friday 30 August 2024

Interviews: Monday 9 September 2024

How to apply

Completed application form to be emailed to;

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier if sufficient applications have been received.

References may be requested prior to interview and may be contacted on receipt of your application form.  Please contact us to discuss this further if you have any queries.

DNEAT Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its children and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to full safeguarding checks as well as satisfactory references.

The Trust’s safeguarding policy can be found on our website.

This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and you will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced DBS check with barred list. If you have information to declare it may be protected under the Exceptions Orders and you may not be required to declare it. You will be asked to make a criminal conviction declaration if you are shortlisted for the post.

Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.


The safety and well-being of children is central to our ethos, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to provide references and undertake the Independent Safeguarding Authority checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and comply with the Safeguarding Policy and child protection practices of the Trust.


The Diocese of Norwich [Education Academies Trust / St Benet’s Multi Academy Trust] has a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in its academies and in the employment of people. The post holder will ensure that the Trust meets its statutory obligations in relation to all aspects of equalities legislation. This post involves regular travel around the Diocese and maybe some evening and weekend work. This job description is not an exhaustive document. It reflects the duties and responsibilities applicable at the time of issue. Details and emphasis are subject to amendment and revision in the light of the changing needs of the Trust.

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