RNIB Minibus Driver and Escort - Bishopbriggs

Recruiter
Location
Bishopbriggs, Glasgow
Posted
04 May 2017
Closes
04 Aug 2017
Ref
10628
Skills
Other
Interests
Disability
Expenses
Paid
Commitment
Long Term

Do you enjoy driving and meeting people? Could you be a driver or an escort? We need volunteer minibus drivers and escorts to pick up blind and partially sighted people who have a learning disability to our day and assessment centre in Bishopbriggs.

A PVG Scotland Adults Criminal Record check will be required.

What Will You Be Doing?
Driving the RNIB mini bus; Drive to activities and events; Assist passengers in and out of vehicle; Sighted Guiding
Reporting any incidents/ accidents.
Escorting people with various complex needs.
Could also be escorting customers on and off transport and supporting them throughout the journey.
 
When will you be needed?
Five hours per week, flexible - Thurs am; Thurs pm; Fri am; Fri pm  

Location:
Based at Springfield Day and Assessment Centre, Bishopbriggs. Collecting clients from their homes in and around the former Strathclyde region and taking them to a specific location and also dropping them home again.

What Skills/Experience Are Needed?
Good Interpersonal Skills; Physically fit (carry light loads); Willingness to work as part of a team; Willingness to work independently
   
What Will You Gain from the Role?
A chance to make a difference; Working with a variety of people; Working with people with sight loss; Meeting new people; New experiences and skills
   
What Support Will You Be Given?
Understanding Sight Loss Pack; Induction; Expenses; Supervision and help from your Manager; Regular updates; Training as appropriate; Sighted Guiding Training; Support from Volunteers and Staff