Driver/Handyperson North Kirklees Learning Disabilities Services

Adults & Health
Adults Social Care Operation
Social Care - Adults
Dewsbury and surrounding areas
Part Time, Permanent

Working hours are 8am - 10am and 3pm - 5pm Monday to Friday

North Kirklees Day Opportunities is for Adults who have a learning disability and who may have additional physical disabilities too. We have six bases where we provide support for over eighty people every day to enable them to maintain and improve their independence skills, make new friends and to find activities in the community that they would like to access as well as having activities in the bases.

As a driver, you will be required to:

  • Assist when required to ensure the safe transfer of passengers to and from the vehicle at their destination and/or home.
  • Ensure that wheelchairs are clamped safely and people secured in their seats in accordance with the Code of Practice.

  • Liaise with the Manager regarding daily pick-ups and routes to be travelled and advise of any concerns and difficulties.

Please note that you may be transporting service users by yourself.

Requirements for this job:

  • You must hold a full and valid driving licence - with category D1. You must also be willing to undertake and pass the Kirklees Council driving test and travel between sites using a Council vehicle.
  • Experience of home and outdoor maintenance.
  • Knowledge of basic maintenance e.g. working with electrical appliances.
  • Understanding of basic gardening.


                  09 August 2020, 11:55 PM

                  This job is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
                  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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