Department - Facilities and Maintenance - Driver

Role: Driver

Location: Tadworth Court, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 5RU and around the county 

Duration: Ongoing

Time commitment: Various / Flexible 

About The Children's Trust: 

The Children's Trust is the UK's leading charity for children with brain injury. Come and join our team of dedicated volunteers who support us in the vital work that we do, to give children with brain injury the best life possible.

Role purpose: 

When one of our children and their carer needs to go to an essential hospital appointment, an event or a day out, our volunteer drivers will take them and bring them back. The destinations are always varied and therefore flexibility is important.

What will the role involve? 

Driving vehicles/ cars/ minibuses /vans locally and around the county. There is opportunity to drive nationally if desired. 

What skills and experience will you need? 

  • Clean driving licence (desirable)
  • Adaptability and flexibility 
  • A 'can do', friendly attitude

What can this role offer you?

  • Experience in a fun and friendly team
  • References for any future job
  • Volunteer certificate and recognition of thanks
  • Local travel and lunch expenses will be paid in line with our policy
  • Induction and support 

 

Please note: To become a volunteer in this role you will need to;

  • Hold a valid, full UK driving licence.
  • Undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
  • Complete necessary compliance checks, including references
  • Successfully participate in a Driving Assessment
  • Complete online mandatory training

How to apply: Please click the 'fill in an application form' link at the top right of the page  and make sure you click 'sign up' to the scheduled activity. 

Important Information

Online Searches

In accordance with statutory safeguarding and child protection guidance, online searches will be conducted for all onsite volunteer candidates prior to an informal chat. The online searches will be conducted by a person who is independent of the informal interview and selection process and will focus on relevant information returned via searches of the candidate’s name (and variations thereof). Social media searches will be limited to professional platforms such as LinkedIn. Any concerns relating to suitability for work with children and young people will be forwarded to the volunteer supervisor attending the informal chat for discussion.

Safeguarding

­The Children’s Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  To achieve our commitment, we will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce, including volunteers.

The Children’s Trust has policies on safer recruitment, the recruitment of ex-offenders and criminal record checks.  Please refer to the Volunteering team for further information.