Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 28-Mar-23

Closing Date: 27-Apr-23

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX28 5DG

Salary: £10.75 per hour


Richmond Village Witney
Coral, Richmond Villages, Springs Way, Witney OX28 5DG

Providing more than just retirement living, Richmond Villages offer an aspirational lifestyle to our residents and our first-class accommodation requires a first-class service. As a Driver at Richmond Village Witney, you’ll organise and facilitate a daily transport schedule that meets the needs of residents within the village, providing scheduled and on-demand trips such as shopping trips, places of interest and medical appointments.

Working hours and salary

£10.75 per hour, plus excellent Bupa benefits

Full time/part time and bank contracts available.

Flexible working opportunities: From term time only, to set days/hours per week – we can offer a range of shift patterns that best fit around your lifestyle. Just let us know what hours you want, and we’ll work with you to make sure you get the shift patterns that you’re looking for.

What your typical day involves

Collecting and delivering items of equipment to and from the village as required using company vehicles

Carrying out scheduled checks on company vehicles, ensuring all documentation is in order and that vehicles are cleaned and have an adequate supply of fuel

Reporting any vehicle defects and investigating and documenting the findings as required

Completing journey logs after each use and monitoring Tax and MOT expiry dates, informing the Administrator near due dates

Ensuring vehicles are locked and that alarms are activated when parking

Who we’re looking for

As a Driver, it’s essential that you hold a full, clean UK driving licence and have experience in a customer focused environment. You’re polite and courteous with a can-do approach to your work. Flexible and adaptable, you’re a skilled and responsible driver that has an ability to build a trusting relationship with people. First aid trained with previous experience driving groups of people, using wheelchair restraint systems and vehicle tail-lifts would be advantageous.

What we’ll offer you in return

28 days holiday  
Paid breaks
Hot meal provided on a 12-hour shift 
Comprehensive induction, on-going training and development and options for internal apprenticeship schemes 
Access to MyHealthcare which gives you quick, easy access to free support, advice, and treatment for a variety of health-related issues, including remote GP, physiotherapy, and mental health support – all available from one phone number
Additional health & wellbeing tools including Be Me App, Healthy Minds, Gym Pass & discounted health assessments 
NEST workplace pension, life assurance & bereavement support 
Healthcare Insurance Cash plan (after 18 months’ service) giving you the ability to claim on everyday treatments like dental, optical and private prescriptions
My Bupa Extras – discounts at your favourite retailers, plus a huge range of tools, content and information to support you with your wellbeing
Wagestream – Access your income before pay day, if and when you need it

Who we are

Richmond Witney is a state-of-the-art retirement village set in beautifully landscaped grounds that include luxury independent apartments offering domiciliary care and an onsite care home with en-suite beds offering residential and nursing care. Situated in Witney, off the A40, the village is just off Curbridge Road with a bus stop outside the village on the main road. The team are passionate about person centred care, offering an aspirational lifestyle to our residents whilst always helping them retain their independence. From events with the local community and charity fundraisers to birthday celebrations and entertainers – no two days are ever the same at Richmond Witney. There’s a real sense of community here and as part of the team, you’re supported from day one to learn, develop and encouraged to progress.

For over 20 years Richmond have been at the forefront of luxury retirement living. We’re proud that we attract the best people and even prouder of how long they stay with us. Having won numerous awards for architecture, landscaping and care, we are now the benchmark for retirement villages in the UK. A totally fresh concept in retirement living, we ensure our residents retain as much independence and choice as possible while helping retain their ‘zest for life’.

Richmond Villages is part of Bupa. Bupa is committed to ensuring that every applicant is accessed for employment, promotion and development solely based on personal merit and qualifications, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.

Here you’ll be welcomed. We champion diversity and we understand the importance of our people representing the communities and customers we serve. You’ll find an inclusive environment where you can be yourself and where everyone is driven by the same purpose – helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives and making a better world.

Please note that we are unable to offer Skilled Worker Visa Sponsorship for this role. Therefore, you must ensure that you are eligible to work in the UK without our sponsorship in order for your application to be considered.