Aragon Direct Services jobs

Aragon Direct Services is a trading company of Peterborough Limited, a private limited company in its own right, created as a new local authority trading company by Peterborough City Council (PCC).

This private company has been set up so that we can operate with a commercial mindset to generate revenues to offset the PCC subsidy, but always be focused on operating for the benefit of the residents and businesses in Peterborough.

Current vacancies

Private Hire Taxi Driver- Part Time/Term Time Only

Aragon Direct Services (a trading name of Peterborough Limited) are recruiting a part time Private Hire Taxi Driver to work as part of their team based in Peterborough.

The main purpose of this role is to maintain a safe environment for pupils accessing transport services. Where required, working with a passenger assistant to provide high quality school transport service throughout the designated area, providing the service user with a positive experience of our transport services and reflect the values of Aragon Direct Services.

Hours of work – 2 hours in the morning approx. 0715 – 0915 and 2 hours in the afternoon approx. 1430 -1630. Monday – Friday, during term time.

This is a rewarding role working with a variety of students. Assisting our service users daily to help promote independence.

What does the role involve?

  • To collect and deliver allocated clients from designated pick up points, to their destination, ensuring at all times that they are safe and comfortable, and that when travelling all occupants of the vehicle are securely strapped in position using the full range of restrain systems provided.
  • Report any concerns over behavioural, physical, mental or other health needs of the clients to the school and/or line manager. Completing accident forms where required.
  • Deliver the clients to the safe custody of their designated drop off point.
  • Complete regular bus pass checks and report any issues.
  • To undertake daily vehicle checks before use and at the end of each day (brakes, oil, water, tyres, cleanliness and any vehicle damage).
  • To keep tidy whilst in possession, the vehicle (inside and out) and to report when interior/exterior clean is required.
  • Responsible for maintaining and conducting oneself in a professional manner towards colleagues and other agencies.
  • Display a good attitude to our clients, school staff, visitors, public and colleagues.

Licencing Requirements

  • Peterborough City Council Private Hire Badge 

(Upskilling to obtain a PSV Licence can be provided for the right candidates)

Based in Peterborough, this is a part time, term time only, permanent opportunity. In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer an attractive benefits package including pension scheme, holidays and life assurance scheme.

As part of the Induction process all applicants will undergo a drug and alcohol test, in addition to an enhanced DBS check.

Closing Date – Wednesday 20 November 2019

Please send CVs to hr@aragondirect.co.uk

Streetcare Operative

Saturday 7.5 hrs – 06.00 to 14.00 or/and Sunday 7.5hrs – 06.00 to 14.00

To form part of the Streetcare team undertaking Streetcare duties across various sites across Peterborough on a Saturday and/or Sunday. Service delivery will include, but not limited to, operating vehicles up to 3.5T, street cleansing and bin emptying

What will this role involve?

  • Undertaking all aspects of street cleaning works including scheduled and reactive cleaning, litter bin emptying, litter picking, street furniture cleaning, Glutton use, flytip removal, etc.
  • Safely operating vehicles and plant/machinery in built-up urban areas including city centre.
  • To ensure daily work schedules are followed, and to a consistent high standard.
  • Driving or operating relevant vehicles and plant as required to complete tasks.
  • Report and record status of streetcare tasks via works completion sheets.
  • Complete appropriate safety checks on all vehicles, plant and equipment and carry out maintenance and reporting defects as required.
  • Streetcare maintenance where requested.
  • Cleaning (e.g. public buildings such toilets).
  • Liaise with members of the public, other team members, managers and sub-contractors in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Assist with other areas of the contract as required.

What are we looking for?

  • Full driving licence up to 3.5T
  • Experience of operating 3.5T vehicles
  • The ability to undertake physical work as required, and in all weathers
  • The ability to demonstrate an understanding of good customer care
  • The ability to demonstrate an understanding of a ‘right first-time approach’ to service delivery
  • The ability to work safely, following safe working practices at all times
  • The ability to follow work instructions both written and oral to a high standard without direct supervision.
  • Ability to read and understand documents such as inspection sheets, Risk Assessments, COSHH sheets, etc.
  • Ability to complete all relevant/ necessary forms relating to the Streetcare operations
  • Ability to identify and recognise health and safety issues before they may become a problem
  • Self-motivated and hardworking

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Closing Date – Wednesday 20 November 2019

Please send CVs to hr@aragondirect.co.uk

Passenger Transport Driver- Part Time/Term Time Only

Aragon Direct Services (a trading name of Peterborough Limited) are recruiting a part time Passenger Transport Driver to work as part of their team based in Peterborough.

The main purpose of this role is to maintain a safe environment for pupils accessing transport services. Where required, working with a passenger assistant to provide high quality school transport service throughout the designated area, providing the service user with a positive experience of our transport services and reflect the values of Aragon Direct Services.

Hours of work – 2 hours in the morning approx. 0715 – 0915 and 2 hours in the afternoon approx. 1430 -1630. Monday – Friday, during term time.

This is a rewarding role working with a variety of students. Assisting our service users daily to help promote independence.

What does the role involve?

  • To collect and deliver allocated clients from designated pick up points, to their destination, ensuring at all times that they are safe and comfortable, and that when travelling all occupants of the vehicle are securely strapped in position using the full range of restrain systems provided.
  • Report any concerns over behavioural, physical, mental or other health needs of the clients to the school and/or line manager. Completing accident forms where required.
  • Deliver the clients to the safe custody of their designated drop off point.
  • Complete regular bus pass checks and report any issues.
  • To undertake daily vehicle checks before use and at the end of each day (brakes, oil, water, tyres, cleanliness and any vehicle damage).
  • To keep tidy, whilst in possession, the vehicle (inside and out) and to report when interior/exterior clean is required.
  • Responsible for maintaining and conducting oneself in a professional manner towards colleagues and other agencies.
  • Display a good attitude to our clients, school staff, visitors, public and colleagues.

Licencing Requirements

  • Unrestricted D1 or Full PSV Licence

(Training will be considered for the right candidates)

Based in Peterborough, this is a part time, term time only, permanent opportunity. In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer an attractive benefits package including pension scheme, holidays and life assurance scheme.

As part of the Induction process all applicants will undergo a drug and alcohol test, in addition to an enhanced DBS check.

Closing Date – Wednesday 20 November 2019

Please send CVs to hr@aragondirect.co.uk

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