Oct 29, 2016
Nova Academies is looking for a School Bus Driver to play a critical role of safely operating the Nova school bus on a regular schedule.
The driver is a key constituent of the Nova family and serves the most critical Nova client- the student.
Imagine a world in which every young person in Africa attends a school that truly sets them up for success in the 21st century.
A school that demands excellence, helps students learn by doing and exploring rather than by memorizing, equips students with globally competitive science and technology skills, and builds the character and growth mindset that will shape the rest of their lives.
Now imagine that this school is not in one town, in one country, but in every town, in every country.
This is what we imagine, and we want you to help make it happen.
About Nova Academies: One year ago we launched a new venture to build the first pan-African network of high-quality, affordable primary and secondary schools.
In 2016 we will be operating three schools - two in South Africa and one in Kenya - and gearing up for rapid growth.
Our venture is structured as a social enterprise to enable us to attract the investment that will be needed to launch 100 schools and reach tens of thousands of students in the next decade.
Our team culture is designed to reinforce our vision:
- We model the growth mindset we want our students to embody: you are challenged every day and, as a result, you grow more than at any other point in your life
- We pursue excellence in every detail and do whatever it takes to produce great work quickly
- We are radically open: we share tough messages and our own vulnerabilities because doing so helps us grow
- We put our students before our team, and our team before ourselves
- We bring infectious energy, enthusiasm and fun to everything we do because joy fuels the hardest work and learning
About The Role
As a Nova Driver, you will play a critical safely operating the school bus on a regular schedule.
Your role will be based at our Nova Ondiri Campus, Kikuyu Township, Kiambu County
- Living the Nova Culture
- Fully embrace Nova’s values and beliefs and promote them to students, staff, other faculty, parents and members of the outside community
- Live the culture principles inside and outside of the campus
- Work cohesively in a team, being respectful of each person’s contributions and style.
- Maintain positive relationships with students and colleagues
- Attend staff meetings that arise throughout the school year
- Operate the school bus in a safe and efficient way according to all relevant legislation, policies and procedures
- Perform weekly safety and maintenance checks on all Nova vehicles
- Perform minor maintenance; including checking oil, brake fluid, power steering fluid, coolant levels. etc
- Clean the bus as per set schedule and/or when required
- Ensure the bus is safely and securely parked on campus and when on trips
- Advise the Head of Campus Operations of any requirements for maintenance or repairs well in advance of scheduled trips
- Pick up and deliver students as per a set schedule
- Take attendance on the school bus and prepare trip report after each trip
- Record daily mileage in log book
- Ensure all on board are aware of rules and responsibilities as passengers
- Maintain order and discipline in the School bus
- Perform any other duties as assigned on behalf of the organization including running errands, transporting staff and ferrying students to hospital for emergency cases
Core Skills / Qualifications
- Must have knowledge of highway code and school bus regulations
- Possess a PSV License for the last 5 - 8 years.
- Possess a BCE- Class Driving License
- Possess a recent (not older than 6 month) Certificate of good Conduct
- Recommendation from 3 previous employers
- Minimum 8-10 years’ experience with school bus transportation
- Ability to operate school bus in a safe and responsible manner
- Client service and public interaction skills
- Analytical and problem solving skills
- Effective verbal and listening communications skills
- Ability to read and write to record pickups and maintain daily records
- First aid knowledge.
Does working at Nova Academies excite you?
If you’re a great fit, we will drop everything and call you immediately.
Please launch your online application here- https://goo.gl/Fb6Dn3 TODAY!
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Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the right candidate is identified. Only qualified candidates will be invited for interviews.