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Bank Driver (Grade A)

(Grade A)

Main area
Transport
Grade
(Grade A)
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Flexible working
  • Other
0 hours per week (Bank Post - Adhoc Basis)
Job ref
423-AGHS3338639
Site
AGH Solutions LTD, Airedale Hospital
Town
Keighley
Salary
£18,575 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
04/08/2021 23:59

AGH Solutions is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust. We are proud of our NHS heritage, and proud to be supporting Airedale’s clinical services.

We provide a wide range of services from traditional facilities management and estate maintenance, to sterile services, wheelchair engineering and procurement, to clients both within and beyond the NHS.

Job overview

You will be responsible for the transportation of various, equipment, materials, furniture, trollies, linen Samples and to be able to communicate effectively with internal & external customers, and work colleagues throughout the process of delivery of the service, ensuring Airedale NHS Foundation Trust is able to deliver the right care for patients.

This is a physically demanding role and involves lifting, pulling and pushing.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills; have a clean driving License, and have experience in a similar kind of role.

This is a rewarding role that makes a real difference to people’s lives. Applicants must have experience of working with a diverse cross section of the community and the public in general. 

 

Main duties of the job

 

AGH Solutions “Transport & Logistics Department” is committed to providing a

high quality standard of service to all its customers. In order to achieve this, it is

essential that all staff members of the “Transport & Logistics department are

developed to their full potential.

The “Transport & Logistics” drivers undertake the transportation of various items

(SSD equipment; Linen; Pathology samples; medication; Records etc.) to and from

external community sites, and the premises of other external customers.

Working for our organisation

AGH Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and provides Estates, Facilities and procurement services for the Trust. 

We are looking for a highly motivated and professional individual capable of working well within our current Transport Team.

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To carry out vehicle checks at the start of every shift, reporting any vehicle defects to a member of the 'Transport & Logistics' management team.

To ensure each vehicle is washed inside and out at least once per week.  To make sure the vehicle is kept in clean and tidy state.

To ensure they follow the delivery route schedule unless they have been diverted by road closures etc. or being directed to do so by a member of the management team.

To wear the correct provide PPE and staff uniforms provided.

To ensure that at all times when leaving their vehicles it is fully secured (locking every door and window).  The keys to remain with the driver at all times whilst at.  The vehicle should never be left unattended when loading, or unloading.

To ensure the vehicle doesn't run out of fuel by refueling the vehicles as and when required.

To ensure the vehicles are securely loaded; to avoid damage on route.  Vehicles should be loaded in route order.

To assist in the on the job training of new members of staff.

To ensure that all infection control procedures and related policies are strictly observed at all times.

To carry out all duties as instructed in line with the requirements of the AGH Solutions and customer operational procedures in order to provide a quality service and to fulfil the customers requirements.

Ensure that they check all packages before delivery if they find any damage to the packaging they should report it to the  department it is been picked up from, or the relevant manager.

In the event  of a vehicle breakdown; contact the breakdown service on the number provided, notify the relevant member of the 'Transport & Logistics' management team.

 

 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Clean driving licence, with no pending penalties
  • Must have a good standard of written and verbal communication

Skills / Competencies

Essential criteria
  • Understanding of Confidentiality
  • Demonstrates an understanding of Dignity and Respect
  • Ability to follow instructions bother verbal and written
  • Communicates effectively
  • Able to use own initiative
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of an NHS organisation or similar environment

Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Basic knowledge of health and safety in a working environment
  • Knowledge of driving regulations and basic vehicle maintenance
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of health and safety at work, and infection control
  • Have a good local knowledge of the area

Experience required

Essential criteria
  • 2 years driving experience in delivery vehicles up to and including 3.5 tons
  • Experience of working with a diverse range of people
  • Experience of working within a team but also able to work on own initiative
Disability confident committed

Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Jon Wilson
Job title
Transport, logistics and Security Manager
Email address
jon.wilson10@nhs.net
Telephone number
01535 294891