Relief Driver/Handyperson (FIF09213)

Fife Council

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Job Description

Contract Type: Relief

Interview Date: Week commencing 15 January 2018

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the attached Job Pack. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for. The main terms and conditions of employment are also available via the above link.

The applicant must be able to undertake vehicle checks ensuring all Health and safety and legal requirements are met.

Ensure individual groups and passengers have a safe and comfortable journey providing necessary guidance and assistance to enable them to use the transport with confidence.

Ensure that any specialist equipment such as passengers lifts wheelchair clamps are operated properly.

Undertake handyperson duties as deemed appropriate.

Fife Council pays the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate to employees earning less than £8.51 per hour. If the hourly rate of pay for the post is less than the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate a supplement will be paid.


Previous driving experience is desirable, current Midas certificate is also desirable but not essential, good communication skills, an ability to problem solve. A knowledge of health and safety required for the safety of the building and be able to carry out physical aspects of the job, previous handyman experience is also desirable but not essential.

Minimum qualifications include:

Communication skills

Full driving licence

Significant driving experience

Ability to deal with emergencies/use initiative

Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Membership through Disclosure Scotland

This post is subject to a disclosure check which will be undertaken by Disclosure Scotland. 


Assisting and settling and securing passengers prior to commencement of journey

Conducting the prescribed vehicle checks, routine maintenance, cleaning and completion of necessary paperwork.

Undertake a range of ancillary duties whilst not driving, appropriate to the type of work being undertaken by the team being serviced.

Operating in a handyperson capacity providing services including portage, minor repairs and maintenance to building, fixtures furnishings and general maintenance of internal and external areas as required.

Undertaking delegated health and safety tasks such as the Fire drill, water and building checks and completing the appropriate recordings/reporting’s.

Holding the appropriate keys for the purpose of entering and leaving premises in which duties are being carried out.

Undertaking all other duties as required for the role will be in line with the grade.

The Individual

Should have the ability to provide a regular and effective service

Ability to relate to varying groups and individuals.

Ability to prioritise workload.

Knowledge of Heath and Safety issues required for the maintenance of vehicles.

Ability to work alone.

In Fife Council How We Work Matters and you will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all Council employees:

Take ownership Focus on customers Work together Embrace technology & information Deliver results

For Further Information Please Contact: Ann Bell, 03451 555 555 ext 473492 or email

Applications must be made online at

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