Driver Assistant



Galway County Council is establishing a panel for the position of Mobile Library Driver/Assistant from which permanent and/ or temporary vacancies may be filled.

The position of Mobile Library Driver/Assistant involves a range of both driving duties and duties of a clerical nature to include the following:

  • Driving the Mobile Library Vehicle.
  • Report any mechanical problems immediately. Attend to the driving, care, maintenance and cleaning of library vehicle.
  • Keeping the mobile library vehicle clean and tidy at all times.
  • Driving vehicle(s) assigned to him/her with due care.
  • Ensuring that vehicle(s) has appropriate tax, insurance, NCT and other cover.
  • Deliveries and pickups from all branch libraries and service points on a regular basis.
  • Deliveries and pickups at centres as required.
  • The orderly shelving of books in the vehicle and stores.
  • The stocking/removal of books in/from Headquarters, branches or schools under the supervision of the appropriate officer.
  • Assist with all incoming and outgoing library deliveries and pickups including book stock, and equipment.
  • The covering, labelling and repairing of books as required.
  • Assist with the issue and discharge of book stock items on delivery vehicle.
  • Supervision and assistance of children/adults using the mobile library unit during book selection.
  • Perform special and routine day-to-day errands to include deliveries and pickups in library vehicle when required.
  • When the mobile library unit is not in use the Driver/Assistant will be assigned general duties such as arranging and checking books, servicing books, simple repairs to books, caretaking duties.
  • Assist with stock reorganisation, moving and assembling of shelving as required.
  • Assist with set up of equipment for library events, if required.
  • Drive in accordance with the Rules of the Road.
  • Must adhere to Galway County Council’s Health and Safety Policies and Procedures ensuring a safe environment for staff and customers.
  • Use and wear all PPE allocated as part of the role
  • Keep up to date with current training and driver qualifications
  • Such other duties as may be assigned by Galway County Council from time to time.
  • Hold an unendorsed Class C licence and hold a current Driver CPC card which qualifies him/her to drive as a professional lorry driver (5 modules)
  • Have a good standard of education to enable him/her to carry out the duties of the post
  • Have experience of driving heavy motor vehicles and have a competent knowledge of motor engineering sufficient to maintain the van in proper mechanical condition and to carry out running repairs.

Organization Local Government Jobs Ireland
Industry Driver
Occupational Category Driver Assistant
Job Location Galway,Ireland
Shift Type Morning
Job Type Full Time
Gender No Preference
Career Level Intermediate
Experience 2 Years
Posted at 2022-09-22 5:16 pm
Expires on 2022-11-06