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Bus Driver

Go North East
North East
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Job Description:

To operate pre-determined routes and efficiently maintain appropriate time schedules. To control passenger loadings and ensure both that legal capacities are not exceeded and that the company is aware of incidents when passengers cannot board because a vehicle is full. To input fare information, correctly issue tickets and magnetic cards, to accurately record passes and give change where necessary.

To check the validity of travel cards, magnetic cards and passes, and to withdraw those suspected of being invalid. To be competent in the use of the statutory Fire Fighting equipment fitted to vehicles, and to understand vehicle evacuation procedures.

To follow Company procedures for breakdowns, accidents and emergencies. To carry out comprehensive safety checks on the vehicle to Department of Transport and Company standards. To be fully conversant with any Company vehicle to be driven. To operate all services in accordance with the detailed information on running boards, driver duties and duty rosters.

To stop where indicated either by external signs or by request from intending passengers. To regularly check vehicles for lost property and hand this to the appropriate staff member in accordance with company procedures. To set destination blinds to ensure that the correct route information is displayed and is legible. To treat passengers in a courteous and professional manner, and be alert, careful, considerate and helpful at all times during their journey.

To ensure that all cash taken is paid into the Company in accordance with agreed procedures. To conform to all rules and regulations as laid down in the Highway Code, Road Traffic Act and by Company procedures, rules and regulations as included in the Driver’s Handbook and other documents and policies.

Why work for
Go North East
Want a job with real purpose? Join us to drive into a greener future – help connect communities, bust congestion and improve air quality. Our professional drivers provide safe, reliable and efficient passenger journeys across the North East, providing our valued customers with the best quality travel experience through their friendly, knowledgeable and helpful approach. A starting salary of £21,000 per year, with the potential of up to £35,000 a year with overtime and enhancements. Free travel benefits for you and heavily discounted travel for your family. Team GNE Awards – annual awards with the chance to win prizes for providing excellent customer service. Team GNE discounts – saving up to 5% at major supermarkets and up to 10% at high street retailers. Free uniform is provided and renewed each year. Pension scheme – automatic enrolment into the company pension scheme. In addition to your own contributions, Go North East will also contribute into your pension fund.
Newcastle Careers Fair
will take place at
St James' Park
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
10am - 2pm
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