Transport Bus Driver

Organisation: The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

Salary: £23,400 per annum (pro rata for hours worked)

Location: Kincraig, Highlands

The role

Works across one site (RZSS Highland Wildlife Park).
Assists other senior staff members in planning the route for the staff transport bus.
Drives the tour bus (8 seater) for the reserve tour guide and booked visitors.
Drives the shuttle bus for visitors between HWP and Aviemore and assists with the promotion of HWP
Performs maintenance checks and cleans the transport bus/s

Some of the things you’ll do:

Drive the bus to/from agreed pick up points as required, maintaining records of driving hours, distance travelled, ensuring compliance with legal requirements, health & safety regulations.
Undertake fuelling, oil checks and regular maintenance checks.
Keeping appropriate records and reporting maintenance requirements to enable them to be dealt with as appropriate.
Perform a daily check of the vehicle prior to driving.
Work with the Visitor Experience Team Leader to prepare an appropriate route plan for journeys, taking account of road conditions (incl. height restrictions), weather, fuel needs and staffing numbers.
Contribute to day-to-day route planning and discussion.
Maintain the overall tidiness and cleanliness of the bus, both internally and externally.
Ensure the bus and its contents are made secure when parked (either at Highland Wildlife Park, during promotional trips or at home address if required to take bus home).
Ensure compliance with RZSS’s policies, procedures and guidelines, together with all relevant regulatory and statutory requirements (e.g. H&S; HR; etc.).

What we’re looking for:

Full current driving licence
Ability to identify and solve problems e.g. route changes / weather etc.
Ability to keep accurate records e.g. driving hours, mileage, fuel use and expenditure

Please see the role profile for further information on what the role involves and essential/desirable criteria.

There are multiple roles available, on a fixed term, temporary basis. The role is expected to last until 31 August 2024 and will cover our 7 day operations Monday – Sunday
Full time and part time options are available, there are 3 positions available at either 12, 18 or 37.5 hours per week.
Salary is £23,400 per annum, pro rated to hours worked

Shortlisting of applications and interviews for this position will take place while the advert is live; the advert will close once a successful candidate has been found. Interested candidates are therefore encouraged to submit applications as quickly as possible.

Application Deadline: Sunday 23/06/2024