DigiGo Driver - Working for Essex
Salary: Up to £23,344 per annum (FTE)
Closing date: 30 Jun 2024
Location: Braintree
Hours: Part-time
Req ID: 16986
Role: Highways and Waste
About the role

DigiGo Driver

Permanent, Part Time

Up to £23,344 per annum (FTE)

Location: Braintree and surrounding areas

Working Style: Operational field-based worker


Join the Future of Transport with DigiGo!

Are you ready to embark on a journey into the future of public transport? DigiGo, Essex's premier, on-demand shared public transport service, is on the lookout for enthusiastic and caring individuals to join our team of DigiGo Drivers.

We are recruiting for multiple part time positions on both morning and afternoon shifts. Part time positions for working 19.6 hours per week including one full weekend and one Saturday and one Sunday out of every 6 weeks rolling rota. The pro rata salary for this role is £12,366 per annum. You will also received a 10% flat rate allowance on top of your salary.

Why DigiGo?

  • DigiGo offers a revolutionary on-demand and pre-bookable travel experience in Essex.
  • No fixed route or timetable—putting passengers in control of their journey.
  • Booked seamlessly through the TravelEssex app for convenience and ease.

What You'll Do

  • Fulfil a vital role in high-profile schemes, providing a personable, dependable, and friendly transport service.
  • Drive our brand new, electric minibuses, contributing to a sustainable future.
  • Get to know your passengers—from students to commuters, older individuals, and those with disabilities.
  • Navigate through diverse landscapes, from suburban areas to scenic rural Essex countryside.

To find out more about the service, please visit: DigiGo

Your Responsibilities

  • Log in and follow instructions from the digital app for navigation and passenger information.
  • Perform daily checks on your vehicle for safety, cleanliness, and roadworthiness.
  • Engage with passengers, ensuring a safe and comfortable journey.
  • Be the first point of contact, resolving queries or concerns whenever possible.
  • Take responsibility for passenger safety, including equipment securing and seatbelt usage.
  • Communicate effectively with your line manager for swift issue resolution.

What We're Looking For

  • Hold a valid driving license with a D1 entitlement—essential for the role.
  • Experience working with diverse customer backgrounds and needs.
  • Adaptable and flexible with a calm and professional approach.
  • Ability to work in a timely manner.
  • Proficient in using smartphones and/or tablets.
  • Ability to follow navigation and other instructions from the digital app.
  • Excellent communication and social skills in a customer-based setting.

Join us on this exciting journey towards a greener, more accessible future! Apply now and drive positive change with DigiGo.

Make your mark on the road – Drive with DigiGo!

If successful, you will require

  • An enhanced DBS check
  • To undertake training in the use of a specific digital app that is integral to the service
  • To undertake mandatory training; including MiDAS
  • Undertake an Essex County Council Driver’s assessment.

To read more about us please visit: Climate, Environment and Customer Services

Please note that the job role requires you to be mobile throughout an operational area. Therefore, the post holder will need to have a driving licence and access to a vehicle, or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means.

Why Essex?

Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us here.

Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We’re committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.

We’re also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription, and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

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If you have queries on this role or require anything further, please email Resourcing.Team@essex.gov.uk

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