WIMBLEDON CHAMPIONSHIPS DRIVER JOB DESCRIPTION
Applicants will ideally have held a manual driving licence for at least five years, have a good driving knowledge of SW & Central London and be based within a 10 mile radius of Wimbledon during the period of the Contract. All drivers must be able to drive a manual and automatic vehicle. This is a demanding role with a large team of nearly 300 drivers who work under the guidance and direction of a Management Team. You must have good communication skills and a professional approach to your work. Diplomacy, confidentiality and discretion are essential as is the ability to quickly respond to changes in instructions.
All drivers will be trained in the use of the hands free radio system fitted in the fleet. Good map reading skills are essential for this job. You may also be required to carry and fit infant/child seats in the vehicles for some journeys.
Drivers generally have to work a 7 hour shift system daily including Saturdays and Sundays. Two drivers share the same vehicle and work alternating early and late shifts. Successful applicants will be advised of their shift patterns and times, currently the transport service operates from 7.00am to 12.30am. Where possible shift times will be adhered to; however we do require a degree of flexibility and reserve the right to change the shift times if necessary. The contracts on offer are normally for 15 or 23 days and the current rate of pay is £10.25 per hour.
Please Note: All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service Check, which will be processed by the Lawn Tennis Association. We will be entitled to have access to information disclosed through the check in deciding whether to employ you.
Corniche Events Limited is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes job applications from all sectors of the community.
Compulsory Training Programme (2 days)
New drivers must attend a compulsory two-day training programme prior to the Championships. We cannot employ anyone who does not attend the training days allocated.
|Lectures include:||Operational procedures/Safety issues/ Accident and emergency procedures.|
|Practical includes:||Driver Protocol / Vehicle familiarisation / Driving & Roadskills / Route knowledge / Hands Free Radio Instruction / Fuelling & Vehicle Cleaning procedures / fitting of infant/child seats.|
Interviews for this position are held each year during February/March at the All England Lawn Tennis Club. Please note two written references are required at this interview; one must be from your current/previous employer and the other given in a professional capacity eg lawyer, doctor, accountant etc who has known you for a number of years.