Drivers *2

    Reference No:   DKDCCER0622
    Location:   Kildare
    Duration:   Permanent Part-Time
    Hours:   18.75 hours per week
    Published:   10 June 2022
    Closing Date:   4PM Monday 27 June 2022

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Driver to join our team in our Day Care Centre in Kildare. The post holder will ensure the smooth transportation of users of the Centre to and from their homes while also assisting in the delivery of Meals on Wheels on a daily basis and providing maintenance support to the centre.
    The ideal candidate will have a full clean D License, CPC licence and strong interpersonal skills.
    This is a great opportunity to join one of Ireland’s largest voluntary organisations and make a difference in your community.

    Why work with SVP?

    SVP Benefits

    23 days annual leave for all staff; Additional day’s leave at 5, 10, 15 & 20 years, with a cap of 27 annual leave days.

    Pension: 5% employer and employee contribution with an option to increase to 7%.

    2 discretionary days (Good Friday & Christmas Eve)

    Group discount for Hospital Saturday Fund (HSF)

    Paid Sick Leave (following probation period with entitlement increasing with length of service)

    Education Support for job relevant courses

    Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave (18 weeks full maternity leave pay for staff with more than 12 months service & 2 weeks full paternity leave pay for staff with more than 12 months service
    Employee Assistance Programme
    Life Assurance – four times annual salary
    Life Appreciation Recognition: Additional one-off 5 days annual leave allocated in year that 25-, 30-, 35- & 40-years’ service achieved, plus €250 voucher

    Christmas Voucher: €250 voucher for all staff (subject to terms of policy)

    Retirement: Staff with 10+ years’ service will receive a €250 voucher on retirement

    Hybrid/Flexible Working Available

    SVP support and embrace Flexible Working, including working from home, in line with the SVP Flexible Working Policy, where appropriate and subject to role requirements.
    The ideal candidate will possess the following:Full Clean D License is required
    • CPC licence is required
    • A First Aid qualification would be an advantage 
    • Driving experience essential with a clean driver’s license. 
    • Experience of lone working and ability to use initiative.
    • Experience in a similar role desirable. 
    • Multi drops experience an advantage 
    • Experience of dealing with elderly/vulnerable people
    • Good maintenance skills
    • Excellent organisation skills
    • Be customer focused with strong interpersonal skills
    • Possess good problem solving skills
    • Ability to work on own initiative or as part of a team
    • Be able to establish and maintain working relationships on an ongoing basis

    SVP is a large, national, voluntary organisation with extensive experience of working with a diverse range of people who experience poverty and exclusion. Through its network of over 12,000 volunteers and 700 staff, it is strongly committed to working for social justice and advocates the creation of a more just and caring society. SVP employs people to support volunteers in a variety of settings including housing, community care, shops, administration and other specialist areas
    How to Apply:

    If you meet these requirements and have the desire to join one of Ireland’s best known, trusted and respected not-for-profit organisations, please complete the online application. 
    Appointment is subject to satisfactory references and Garda Vetting. Canvassing will not be accepted and may lead to disqualification. Due to the large volume of applications, we are not in the position to provide individual feedback to candidates who are not shortlisted. 
    SVP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

    How to Apply

    If you wish to apply, please download and complete the application form. CVs will not be accepted


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