We run activity breaks for people with learning disability and or autism. We are looking for minibus drivers to join our team.
What is a Nutley Edge Activity Break?
Nutley Edge Activity Breaks are Outward’s supported holidays for adults with learning disabilities and autism. They take place at our beautiful holiday site in East Sussex. Every break is themed and guests take part in a range of activities such as archery, art, music, yoga, and day trips to local towns, cities, and historical sites. Our breaks give guests the opportunity to get away for a holiday, meet new people, and explore the best of East Sussex.
“Outward have employed the best activity team because the compassion and care they showed to us was better than I have ever seen before. They gave me the acceptance of anxiety disorders to believe and achieve. To me, acceptance is more important than any other medicine. Nutley Edge will be my new home from home.” – Activity Break Guest
Some videos about our breaks and guests telling you about them can be found here: https://www.outward.org.uk/supported-holidays/
What is the role of a Driver?
Collect our minibus from East Sussex (TN22 3EE) and drive to our East London base to meet support staff and guests at the start of the holiday, using our 16 seater, accessible minibus.
With a stop off on route at varying activity places in-between London and East Sussex for our guests to enjoy at the start and end of their holiday. Mid-week activity also required to varying locations in East Sussex decided by the activity break managers.
Support staff help you load the minibus with luggage and ensure any wheelchairs are secure.
We are a London based charity and welcome applicants for this role on the understanding they are able to drive on a regular basis for the activity breaks. We run 20 activity breaks across the year and at the moment we use drivers on a Monday, Friday and once mid-week.
In the role, you will:
• Be able to communicate clearly and confidently
• Be genuinely friendly, enthusiastic and open to helping others
• Be flexible
What qualities and experience should the ideal candidate have?
We are looking for somebody who has:
• Full clean driving licence
• Excellent communication skills
• Creativity and flexibility, with experience of dealing with the unexpected
• Desirable – Experience supporting people with a learning disability, autism, and complex needs (including behaviours of concern)
We value everything our staff do for the people we support, so we provide a great benefits package:
• Comprehensive Learning & Development Programme
• Computing Scheme
• Credit Union Scheme
• Cycle-to-Work Scheme
• Death in Service Benefit
• Health Assured – Employee Assistance Programme
• Eye care Vouchers
• Flu Jab Reimbursement
• Long Service Awards
• Pension Scheme
• Refer-a-Friend Scheme
• Blue Light Card
Outward was set up in 1975, providing high-quality support and care services to vulnerable people. Our aim is to support people to have genuine control over their lives, play an active role in the community, accept responsibilities, and develop as individuals.
How to Apply
If you think you meet the requirements of the role then please submit a CV and written statement by following the link below:
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults at risk and expect all staff to share this commitment. If the post you apply for involves working with or having access to adults at risk and/or their records, we will require an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Services. This will be fully subsidised by Outward.
Closing Date for all Applications is 23:59pm on 14th March 2024
Interviews will be held 26th March 2024
Outward is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.