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Minibus Driver

Minibus Driver
National Trust - Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal
Description of the role:

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal is a large estate and we offer a regular minibus service to help visitors access the three entrances and St Mary’s church. Working to a timetable you’ll be collecting visitors from each entrance point and dropping them at various locations. The minibus service is especially useful to those who find walking difficult so you’ll be available to give them a helping hand.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

You’ll need to have a full driving license, including D1 category. You’ll be up for further in-house driver training to gain a MiDAS minibus driver’s certificate. You’ll have an enthusiastic and friendly manner, enjoy meeting people, and be willing to help visitors requiring the use of our minibus. You’ll also be on hand to issue disability vehicles to visitors.

Practical information:

Minibus drivers contribute regularly, at least once a fortnight, to a rota offering morning or afternoon sessions. You’ll be expected to attend the following training: Two day Estate Induction; Service Promise training; Role specific training including obtaining a MiDAS certificate – an essential qualification to drive our minibus. Out-of-pocket travel costs between home and volunteering place will be paid up to a maximum of 40 miles, and other reasonable expenses agreed in advance.


Additional Information
DBS check needed: No
Driving licence needed: Yes
Car owner: No
Open to: Ages 18+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
The Estate Office
Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 14.07.2021
Organisation Information

Fountains Abbey is owned by the National Trust. One of the most fascinating and historic sites in the whole of Europe. Cistercian Abbey, 18th century Water Garden, Elizabethan Hall and Deer Park. A World Heritage site. The range of voluntary work available is almost limitless and much of it takes place all year round.

Charity number: 205846