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East Lothian Community Hospital, Alderston Road, Haddington, EH41 3PF
£22,665 - £24,545 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
27 hours per week

This position has expired.

Vacancy Information

The salary advertised is full time (35 hours per week).  Part-time hours will be pro-rated accordingly.

Hourly rate of pay: £12.42 - £13.45

Days and Hours of Work:
Monday - Friday, Hours to be confirmed with successful candidate.
To start asap.

East Lothian Rehabilitation Service (ELRS) is a forward thinking, dynamic and integrated team with bases in Haddington, Musselburgh and Dunbar. The service comprises of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Community Care Workers and Assistant Practitioners employed by East Lothian Council or NHS as part of East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership. The service is committed to developing effective and efficient ways of enabling people affected by disability to achieve their outcomes in their own homes. The Driver Technician is an integral part of the team, responsible for delivery and fitting of equipment recommended and ordered by the therapy staff in a timely manner. This vital role enables people to remain safe and independent at home or be discharged safely from hospital.

An opportunity has arisen for a part time (27 hours), Driver Technician to join the team. With a base in East Lothian Community Hospital, the post holder will work closely with another driver, the Rehabilitation Service therapists and the Community Equipment Loan Service in Edinburgh to provide a high standard of service delivery.

The main tasks in this role are to deliver and fit equipment to client's property; to uplift equipment from clients’ property or satellite stores when not required; to monitor stock levels in the satellite stores and take part in stock taking; to manage workload and deliveries plan and to complete joint visits with Therapy team as required.

If you would like to discuss this position, please contact Kirstie White on 01620 642899 or email

Job Details

To provide driver technician activities essential to support people using services, under the guidance and supervision of a line manager. Work within statutory obligations of the service and departmental policies and procedures. To work as an effective and integral member of a forward-thinking team, providing a responsive and needs led service. 

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form.  You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criterion stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work.  Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours.  Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications

Driving Licence 
A full current driving licence is essential to carry out the duties of this post

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UKwebsite.

Additional Information

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