Go-Ahead London


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Go-Ahead London is the capital’s largest bus operator, employing 8,000 people at 17 garages, across London. An award-winning company with a well-regarded industry reputation, we have opened three new garages in the last five years and run a quarter of London’s iconic red bus network on behalf of Transport for London (TfL) using 2,450 vehicles.


A rare opportunity if you hold a PCV licence but do not want to commit to a full-time role at our Luton Base!

We are currently recruiting experienced PCV licence holders to join our established team of casual drivers, primarily operating Rail Replacement work, on weekends, public holidays and occasional weekdays from our Luton base.

You will also benefit from accepting other driving work covering Contracted and Special Events.

The role involves:

  • Operating shifts on an ad-hoc basis, including early, late and night shifts, from our Luton base.
  • Dealing with the public
  • Driving various PCV vehicles within the company fleet (buses and coaches)


As a casual employee, there is no minimum commitment, and you choose your availability to suit your lifestyle. Allocation of shifts is subject to availability.

Most of our work is available on Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays and weekday evenings.

As a casual driver, you will be responsible for keeping your CPC in date, however, if you operate more than 20 full shifts in a calendar year you will have the option to attend one of our inhouse CPC courses for free.

You will be reporting directly to the Commercial Operations Manager. All work will be requested, allocated and posted, via our web-based employee portal. Therefore, having good knowledge and the ability to be self-sufficient in the use of email and web-based systems will be key. You must also have a proactive approach towards communication as building a positive relationship with the Commercial Operating Manager and Supervisors will be essential.


We are offering pay of £19.10 per hour (this includes £2.06 per hour in lieu of accruing holiday entitlement). Specifically, this means the holiday you accrue will be paid within your hourly rate, on a pay as you go basis (rolled up holiday pay). There will not be weekly minimum work/hours guarantee. However full duties will be paid sign on to sign off (inclusive of meal reliefs) with a minimum shift of 5 hrs 30.


All licence medicals will be included in this role as well as company uniform. Given the nature of the work, you will not be eligible for any staff travel concessions.

You must have the following:

  • A current valid PCV (category D) licence on a UK driving licence
  • A current, up to date UK Driver Qualification Card
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to read maps independently
  • Be smart in appearance and willing to wear company uniform
  • Must not be undertaking any other driving employment
  • Previous experience driving buses/coaches (within last 2 years preferable)
  • Accident-free driving record for the last 2 years
  • Have no more than 6 points on driver’s license (No DR’s, CD’s and TT99)
  • Excellent Customer service skills
  • Good knowledge of London and the South of England

If you feel you have the qualities needed and would like to apply, please visit https://external-goaheadlondon.icims.com.


Job Type: Casual

Salary: £19.10 per hour


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