Transport Assistant - 23k - Ballymena

Job Description

VANRATH are delighted to be assisting our client, a large Public Sector Organisation with the recruitment of a Transport Assistant to join their team based in Ballymena.

This is a Full-Time Monday - Friday position. 36 hours per week.


£21,400 - £23,400 per annum, plus benefits.


  • Assist with the transport of children including those with mobility problems or severe/moderate learning difficulties, to and from school or other authorised locations.
  • Assist children, including those with mobility problems or severe/moderate learning difficulties to Education Authority and alight the bus.
  • Assist in the operation of tail lifts and ramps on vehicles as required. Check that wheelchairs are properly clamped down and secured and that harnesses are worn at all times when in transit.
  • Ensure that the physical and behavioural needs of pupils are met while on the vehicle and attend to children who may have specific medical conditions.
  • Assist in dealing with any immediate minor first-aid requirements and ensure that any injured child receives medical attention as quickly as possible. Assist the driver with completion and submission of the relevant personal injury report/accident report forms.
  • Work as required on summer schemes arranged by schools.
  • Carry out duties for jobs up to and including those in the same grade, provided such duties are within the competence of the employee.

The Ideal Person:

  • Evidence of experience of working with children.
  • Ability to communicate and take instruction in the English language.
  • Willingness to undertake job related training.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Effective team working skills.
  • Ability to use own initiative while following procedures.
  • Evidence of how your experience and approach to work reflect the ethos and values.

For further information on this opportunity, or any other position in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Conor Birch in the strictest confidence.