Exciting new bus network for Cornwall requires bus drivers
Bus services in Cornwall are set to further improve from 29th March 2020 when a new package of supported services is introduced with improved frequencies and routes, reduced fares for passengers, better links with rail, integrated school transport services and more environmentally friendly buses.
A new eight-year contract has been awarded to Go Cornwall Bus, a subsidiary of national company Go-Ahead, to deliver a network of Council subsidised local bus routes which are essential to residents but are not commercially viable. This makes up around 50% of the bus services in the Duchy.
Under the new partnership ‘Transport for Cornwall’, a new higher standard will be delivered, showing nationally how bus services in rural communities should be delivered, bringing communities together.
Go Cornwall Bus has been delivering contracts in Cornwall in Cornwall Since 2015. This contract win expands the business west to cover the whole county. It brings with it the type of innovation and passenger focus that makes Go Cornwall Bus the winner of the National Transport Awards for Bus Operator of the Year in 2019.
With our delivery partners, Go Cornwall Bus has committed to investing in 100 new buses, with the majority arriving this year.
From St Just to Saltash, Bude to Breage, Go Cornwall Bus, alongside our engineering partners, Corserv and other smaller operators in the county are after a great team to deliver this exciting network.
If you are a bus driver in Cornwall we want to hear from you!
How does this sound?
£11ph pay rate (£22,880 pa guaranteed)
Security of a permanent contract
£500 sign on bonus*
Two weeks FREE leave**
Join an Investors in People Platinum company
Work for the National Bus Operator of the Year
But what about TUPE?
Those currently employed on the buses in Cornwall for the current bus operator of Cornwall Council funded tendered services, you are protected by TUPE.
If you want to join us we will give you the protection of TUPE whether you are transferred by TUPE or apply direct to us.
This means the protection of - Terms and Conditions / Length of Service / Holiday Entitlement / Current rates of pay OR £11 per hour.
Other Roles we and our partners are looking to fill include…
These roles are based across the county in these locations:
Truro / Newquay / Scorrier / Helston / Liskeard / Bude / Bodmin / Falmouth / Launceston
Want to train to be a bus driver
We would love to hear from you to.
Full training is provided and paid for by us. But you must have a driving licence, great customer service and communication skills, a positive can do attitude.
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*Sign on bonus paid at start of work, but can be clawed back if the employee does not complete 6 months service. If you are currently employed by Go Cornwall Bus, Plymouth Citybus or one of our future partners, this does not apply. **If you join us before 14th February we will give you two weeks free paid leave as soon as you joinus as a welcome, allowing you to have a rest before your new journey begins.