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Driving Assessor

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Different from a driving test, the assessment is designed to review a persons driving and give them an honest opinion of their skills and ability.

People choose to take an assessment for lots of reasons:

1. They may want to investigate how they might be able to drive using vehicle modifications because of a physical disability or because theyve become less able following a stroke, for example.

2. They might want to check that theyre still able to drive safely following a recent diagnosis of a medical condition, such as dementia.

3. They may want reassurance as they get older, and their reactions have slowed a little.

You will form part of a team to conduct these assessments to deem if someone is at the legal standards for driving. These people may have been referred by a Health professional, the Police or by themselves.

Main duties of the job

To work as part of the DANW Team, participating in client assessment and offering informed advice to clients and carers and providing driver retraining and familiarisation

The post holder will be responsible for:

1. The delivery of driver assessment and production of written reports following this

2. Driver retraining and vehicle and adaptation familiarisation lessons

Some service development and delivery will be required:

1. To participate in the day-to-day organisation and development of DANW

2. To participate in the maintenance of the DANW Fleet ensuring that they are kept clean, regularly fuelled and regular maintenance checks are carried out.

About us

Flexible working will be considered for all roles.

Unfortunately, we do not hold a sponsor licence for working Visas.

At Bridgewater, our PEOPLE values shape how we deliver our NHS services in your local community.

They help us deliver our mission to improve local health and promote wellbeing in the communities we serve.

After all, values are about people and they were created in partnership with our staff to reflect what they felt was important to them

Here at Bridgewater our shared values flow through the organisation.

P- Person-centred-We are passionate about individual needs and promote independence in the healthcare we provide..

E- Empowered- We empower our people and encourage new ideas to deliver and create improvements in community care.

O- Open and Honest -We behave in a way that develops relationships based on trust, openness, honesty and respect.

P- Professional-We support our people, so everyone has the right skills and training to deliver outstanding patient care.

L- Locally Lead -We are always learning about our communities and show great pride in being a local provider of health and care.

E- Efficient -We use our resources wisely to provide sustainable and value for money healthcare for our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Purpose:

To undertake, in conjunction with clinical colleagues, driving assessments, providing informed advice and recommendations relating to the impact of a clients medical condition or disability on their driving ability. This will include advice, as part of the team, on current driving ability, possible vehicle adaptations and, in some cases, driver cessation. The post holder will also provide specialist driving tuition as required, to Mobility Centre clients.

Primarily the post holder will be responsible for:
  • The delivery of driver assessment and production of written reports following assessments.
  • Driver retraining and vehicle and adaptation familiarisation lessons.
  • Supporting/ leading all other types of assessments.
  • Conducting talks on what the service does and help to increase referrals to potential refers.

Maintaining the Fleet of vehicles to ensure they are road legal and safe for anyone to use

Person Specification



  • GCSE or equivalent level of study
  • DVSA Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) Grade B (old Grade 4)
  • The requirement, at an agreed time when in post, to undertake the Driving Mobility Academic qualification, leading to Professional Certificate in Driving & Outdoor Mobility
  • Academic ability to study at Undergraduate level to be able to undertake about training


  • Driving Instruction for people with special needs DVSA Approved Driving Instructor Grade A (old Grades 5/6)



  • If you are related to a director or have a relationship with a director or employee of an appointing organisation, please state the relationship in your application form.



  • Knowledge of normal driver behaviour in order to identify driver performance
  • Knowledge of DVLA licence requirements


  • Knowledge and awareness of the physical and cognitive effects of disability and the impact upon safe driving
  • Knowledge of technical issues related to vehicles / vehicle adaptations.

Skills & Attributes


  • Excellent communication skills in order to effectively communicate with clients, carers, other professionals and organisations.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team. The ability to support, teach and instruct new members of the Mobility Centre team, specifically as part of their induction.
  • Ability to prepare written reports to a high standard in relation to client assessment and recommendations.
  • Organisational ability in order to prioritise workload.
  • IT Skills, eg using computer for report writing, e mail, client data recording, internet search Ability to deliver, in conjunction with team colleagues, unwelcome news.

Additional Criteria


  • The ability to travel independently across the Trust
  • The ability to work flexibly in accordance with service needs
  • A good team player with the ability to be self-directed in all areas of the post.



  • Do you have the right to stay and work in the UK without sponsorship (share-codes will be checked if applicable), please state this on your application form.



  • Are you a registered approved driving instructor?

Employer details

Employer name

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Fleet House

Pye Close


WA11 9SJ

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