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Bonnyrigg Garage High Street, EH19 2AE
£27,181 - £28,271 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Description


Midlothian Council are open for application for the post of Driver – Attendant to help us deliver in house ASN (additional Support Needs) transport. Applicants should hold a D class licence and be open to vocational training which is used in the delivery of service.

This is a forward facing role with lots of customer engagement, and a chance to join a welcoming team delivering essential services.

A category D licence is advantageous, however D1 may be considered subject to a training agreement.

The driver is required to have knowledge of current PSV regulations in relation to driver’s hours, use of the vehicle regulations and the correct use of the WTORS. For this the driver will be expected to undertake a MiDAS training course every 4yrs as well as undertaking the 35hrs statutory training required to attain and keep the drivers CPC card.

The jobholder will undertake specified training within the units training and development plan in relation to the administration of emergency medication for clients who may suffer from epileptic fits.

The driver will need to keep abreast in developing procedures relating to clients being carried in order to provide the client with a transport service; this knowledge will be gained with on the job training and statutory training.

The driver also needs to have a good local knowledge of the area to assist in making decisions in the event of a road closure; this will usually be gained through on the job training

CLOSING DATE - 23rd June 2024

INTERVIEW DATE - Week Commencing 1st July 2024


Position Title: Driver Attendant

Position Number: WF02

Directorate: Place

Location: Bonnyrigg Depot

Contract Status: Permanent

Hours of Work: 36

Working Pattern: 07:45>16:00 Mon-Thu 07:30>15:30 Fri (1 hour unpaid lunch daily)

Weeks per year: 52

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £27,181.61 per annum.


Regulated Work with Children and Protected Adults

This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children and protected adults.

Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children and Protected Adults. You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you.

For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit

The Individual

If you have difficulty applying for this post or in accessing attached documentation, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team, stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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