Minibus Driver September 2022

Salary GLPC Scale 1A2, approx £11.31 per hour 
Location All LEO schools 
Contract Casual, as required
Start Date September 2022

LEO Academy Trust is seeking to appoint a casual Minibus driver to work across the schools in our Trust. The successful candidate will be part of a dedicated premises team responsible for driving our fleet of vehicles transporting our staff and pupils to  a variety of places.


Our schools are :

Schools situated within the London Borough of Sutton :-

Brookfield Primary Academy Ridge Road, Sutton, SM3 9LY
Cheam Common Infants Academy Balmoral Road, Worcester Park, KT4 8SS
Cheam Common Junior Academy Kingsmead Avenue, Worcester Park, KT4 8UT
Cheam Fields Primary Academy Stoughton Avenue, Cheam, SM3 8PQ
Cheam Park Farm Primary Academy Kingston Avenue, North Cheam, SM3 9UE (KS2)
Cheam Park Farm Primary Academy Molesey Drive, North Cheam, SM3 9UU (EYFS & KS1)
Manor Park Primary Academy Greyhound Road, Sutton, SM1 4AW


Schools situated within Surrey:-

Shawley Community Primary Academy Shawley Way, Epsom, KT18 5PD


The successful candidate will have held a current, clean UK driving licence for at least two years and ideally have experience driving a large vehicle.  They must be able to interact with staff and pupils of all ages and have a pleasant, helpful nature. They should enjoy working on their own and as part of a team and hav geographical knowledge of the areas local to our schools. For insurance purposes you must be aged 25+.


Please apply for this position by completing an application form, detailing how you meet the aspects of the Job Description and Person Specification

Informal conversations are welcomed; please contact the Trust’s HR Team via  

We can offer you a range of benefits, which can be found on our website here

Candidates are encouraged to submit their application forms as soon as possible. We reserve the right to withdraw this advert before the closing dates on appointment of a suitable candidate.

Closing date for applications  Ongoing


About Us

At LEO Academy Trust, we are proud to serve over 3800 pupils from across Sutton and Surrey. Our Trust was formed in 2015. Since then, we have developed a self-improving network of great learning communities formed from seven primary schools, supported by both our Inclusion & Wellbeing Hub and our Opportunity Hub. We are proud to provide endless opportunities for our pupils, staff and the local communities we are part of. With over 500 staff, our schools are empowered to support each other to improve both outcomes for our pupils, and to drive performance across the wider school system. We are delighted that our schools remain long standing members of the Challenge Partners Network of Excellence. Our commitment to Professional Development is ongoing; staff, governors and Trustees access training through our LEO CDP website, Judicium’s online learning portal and a wide ranging programme of courses delivered in our LEO Training Room and online via GoogleMeet. Learning, Excellence and Opportunity are at the heart of our Trust, embedded through our shared mission, values and aims.

LEO Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. All employees of the Trust are deemed to be in regulated activity with children and as such, all offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check amongst other checks as appropriate.

All shortlisted, external candidates will be required to complete a declaration regarding offences and have references requested (unless agreed otherwise), prior to the interview. 

LEO Academy Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a supportive and inclusive working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills. Applications are invited from all members of the community. We do not discriminate against staff on the basis of age; race; sex; disability; sexual orientation; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; religion, faith or belief (Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics). The principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity also apply to the way in which staff and Trust treat visitors, volunteers, contractors and former staff members. 

Employees working in any role that requires them to communicate with pupils, parents, guardians, staff and / or members of the community, must be able to speak and write fluent English to enable the effective performance of the role and to ensure that they are able to abide by their safeguarding responsibilities.