PCV Bus Driver


About this job

Go-Ahead London is the largest bus company in the capital. We employ over 6,000 drivers from 16 locations in the South and East London areas. We have a fleet of approximately 2000 buses, including London's largest fleet of fully electric buses.
Our workforce rightly reflects the communities we serve, however, we are keen to increase the number of female staff, as we feel they are under represented.
About you and the job you are applying for:
We are looking for really good drivers who are prepared to go that extra mile in delivering excellent customer service. You will have a good track record in the industry; not only will you have excellent driving skills, you will enjoy dealing with the public providing outstanding customer service in a demanding and sometimes stressful environment.
You must have held a full UK driving licence for a minimum of two years (subject to meeting certain criteria) You will be expected to work the full range of shifts. Buses run 7 days a week, 364 days a year, from early in the morning until late in the evening (including weekends and public holidays) and your work pattern wil reflect that.
We have no staff parking at our garages, so you must be able to demonstrate their ability to commute by public transport to their requested location, bearing in mind that the job involves working shifts when public transport can be limited at certain times of the day. Please note, we do not always have vacancies at all locations all of the time. We may allocate you to a garage that is not your preferred choice; in such cases we will take account of your residential location and, wherever possible, allocate you to the next nearest garage with vacancies.
If you hold a current PCV (Category D) licence, we can offer an extremely competitive package that includes a "welcome" bonus of £2000 (offer ends 31 August 2019), see below.
What we offer:
£2000 WELCOME BONUS (£1000 paid on completion of training and a further £1000 on satisfactory completion of your probationary period (which is normally 6 months)). Payments are made through payroll and subject to deductions of tax and National Insurance
If you work for another London bus operator on Transport for London contracted services, we will recognise your current service with that company and place you on a pay rate that reflects that service, subject to you providing your Licence for London (LfL). In addition, those of you who come to us with an LfL, will also receive a holiday entitelement that will reflect that service to!
Excellent rates of pay with service related increases. Starting salaries of £26,000 per annum rising to over £31,000 per annum with service related increases
Overtime, when available, is paid at enhanced rates
Opportunities for career development
Concessionary travel benefits for you and your partner* on London's Buses, London Underground, Overground, DLR and Tramlink. (*after three months service)
Contributory pension scheme
Ensuring that your bus is fit for service at the start of your duty
The safety and comfort of your passengers
Ensuring that passengers have the correct means to pay for their journey
Maintaining the schedule on the route
Comply with company rules and regulations
A genuine desire to provide excellent customer service
UK driving licence held for a minimum of TWO years
Have a current category D entilement
No more than 6 current penalty points
Please enquire if you have had a Drink/Drive conviction before applying