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Passenger Assistant/Carer (Education)

Job details

General information



Closing Date


Service Area



Service Area

Passenger Transport & Sustainable Travel

Vacancy Details


Care/Support Work - Children's Social Care

Job Title

Passenger Assistant/Carer (Education)



Salary Range (£ pro rata for part time roles)

BBU03 18,516 - 18,887

Contract Type

Part time permanent term time only

Contract Hours


Job Advert

The Client Transport Service requires a Passenger Assistant to accompany clients to and from Care Centres and Special Schools on a Council owned minibus.


Duties will include assisting the driver with daily checks and working as a team whilst assisting passengers onto and off of the vehicle. This includes using the passenger lift where necessary, which will include the handling of wheelchairs and other aids to daily living, full training will be provided.


This will also involve collecting and returning clients from their homes to the vehicle, thus providing a door to door service.


The post you are applying for is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. If your application is successful you will be required to declare any spent and unspent convictions, adult cautions (simple or conditional) that are not "protected" as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020).


How to apply

To apply you will need to upload a current CV and a document detailing how you meet the selection criteria for the role.  The selection criteria can be found in the job profile below.  Optional CV and selection criteria templates are provided below.  If you do not upload both documents the panel may be unable to score your application.


Please note:

The Council will not normally re-employ ex-employees in the following circumstances, unless the appointment in business critical:

·         Ex-employees in receipt of a severance payment (within 12 months of leaving)

·         Ex-employees in receipt of a local government pension

If you would like further information, please email

Additional Vacancy Information

Allowance (pro rata for part time roles)


Work Pattern

Term Time only

Is this an enhanced DBS role?


Is this a politically restricted role?


Is this a customer facing role which requires a fluent English Speaker?


Vacancy Location


Bedfordshire, Bedford Borough Council Recruitment, Bedford


Barkers Lane Depot, Bedford

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Job Profile

Passenger Assistant Job Description.pdf (306 Kb) Download attachment 

CV Template

CV Template.docx (16 Kb) Download attachment 

Selection Criteria Template

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