Bus Driver

$29.81 - $31.07 hourly
  • Townsville Catholic Education Office
  • St Margaret Mary's College, Crowle Street, Hyde Park QLD, Australia
  • 14 Sep, 2021
Part time - Permanent Student Services Other

Job Description

Position: Bus Driver
Commencing Date: 
Tuesday, 05 October, 2021
Term Time, Permanent 
Hours: 25 hours per week across 5 days
Salary Range: $29.81 - $31.07 per hour pending experience

Closing Date: Wednesday, 22 September 2021 

St Margaret Mary's College, Hyde Park is a Townsville Girls Catholic College, founded in 1963 by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan.  The college accepts enrolments from girls in Years 7 to 12, and offers a wide variety of subjects and vocational programs. The college is also noted for its many extracurricular activities, its commitment to students with special needs and its variety of service opportunities for students.

Townsville Catholic Education provides a supportive, flexible working environment where care for the individual is an important part of our ethos.  We employ motivated people who want to work together to produce excellent outcomes for our students. Our staff are recognised as being central to achieving our mission. 

About the role

St Margaret Mary's College, Hyde Park is seeking an experienced and dedicated Bus Driver. This role is a Term Time, Permanent position completing 25 hours per week commencing Tuesday, 05 October 2021. 

The Bus Driver contributes to the effective and efficient operation of the college by providing a professional transportation service for students on a daily basis. The Bus Driver will work as a member of a team to provide a safe and pleasant environment for students and employees that is conducive to learning and safe student movement.

Key accountabilities

  • Drive with safety and due care
  • Transport students to and from the college as part of the daily bus service
  • Transport students to various external locations including excursions and sporting activities
  • Follow school operating routes for collection and drop off of students before and after school
  • Organise and plan any ad hoc transport requirements as required and approved
  • Check the bus diary and organise a routine to enable pick up and drop off times are met
  • Maintain the bus as per Department of Transport guidelines
  • Carry out daily and weekly safety checks to ensure the bus is roadworthy at all times
  • Undertake tasks to support functions and events of the school
  • Other related duties as requested by the Principal

About you


  • At least two years previous bus driving experience
  • Demonstrated experience maintaining a high standard of service
  • Demonstrated experience working with young people


  • Have knowledge of workplace health and safety, and anti-discriminatory practices as applied in an education work environment
  • Well-developed knowledge of work health and safety and due diligence required for role


  • Be able to work independently and with others as a team member
  • Flexible and sensitive to the needs of students, staff and school community
  • Ability to prioritise workload and role requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to assess repairs quickly to enable maximum safety and to comply with Workplace Health and Safety legislation
  • An ability to communicate with a range of staff across primary and secondary school settings

Mandatory Criteria

  • Current Working with Children Suitability Card - The successful candidate will require a paid Blue Card before commencement as per the No Card, No Start policy developed by Queensland Government
  • Hold a current bus licence (MR Medium Rigid) with an excellent driving record
  • Hold a current Drivers Authority
  • Ability to travel within the Catholic Diocese of Townsville
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of the role in a safe manner

Desirable Criteria

  • Current First aid Certificate (or willingness to obtain)
  • Previous experience in the education sector

Some employees may be subject to pre-employment medical assessments during the selection process. Depending on the nature of the position, it may be necessary for successful applicants to be immunised against certain preventable diseases in order to minimise the risk of transmission.

What we offer

  • Competitive Hourly Rate: $29.81 - $31.07 per hour pending experience
  • Modern facilities, equipment and resources
  • Access to additional Employer Superannuation Contributions
  • Access to long service leave after 7 years of continuous service (portability of Long Service Leave may also be applicable)
  • Deferred Salary Scheme
  • Access to corporate health schemes
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Wellbeing programs and initiatives

How to apply

  • Complete the application form
  • Upload a cover letter addressing the skills, attributes and experience to support the key accountabilities of the role identified in the position description
  • Upload a current resume including contact details (phone and email) of two professional referees.

Please see the Position Description for more information.  

Applications during the shortlisting phase will be kept confidential. 

Applications close 5pm Wednesday, 22 September 2021. 

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Job Closing Date

22 Sep, 2021