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Basildon Cars Taxi Driver Jobs

Value Cars Basildon are a busy, well known Basildon based taxi company with a large client base and we have driver positions available for both owner drivers and non-owner drivers to join our friendly and experienced team.

You don’t have to own your own suitable vehicle (we can provide you a serviced, maintained and insured company vehicle) or currently have a hackney carriage drivers licence or be a licensed private hire driver (although you would need to apply and receive a taxi licence from the council before you can start driving).

We would love to hear from experienced owner drivers or any one on the hunt for driver jobs in Basildon.

Why drive a taxi for us

Our criteria for vehicle owner applicants

  • Own/lease a suitable insured vehicle which will be licensed and regularly inspected by Basildon District Council
  • Over the minimum age of 21
  • Have held a full DVLA UK driving licence for at least three years
  • Have a Basildon District Council taxi licence (see below on how to apply)
  • Hold a current Hackney Carriage licence (see below on how to apply)
  • Must not have had any serious criminal convictions
  • Must possess exceptional customer service skills
  • Be able and willing to assist customers with luggage and shopping, etc

Our criteria for non vehicle owner applicants

  • Over the minimum age of 21
  • Have held a full DVLA UK driving licence for at least three years
  • Have a Basildon District Council taxi licence (see below on how to apply)
  • Hold a current Hackney Carriage licence (see below on how to apply)
  • Must not have had any serious criminal convictions
  • Must possess exceptional customer service skills
  • Be able and willing to assist customers with luggage and shopping, etc
  • Must have 6 or fewer penalty points

Basildon Council criteria to apply for a combined Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver's Licence

Members of the public place a lot of trust in the drivers of licensed vehicles they get into and expect to be safe. Therefore Basildon council insists on high standards for anyone wishing to apply for a combined Hackney carriage and private hire driver’s licence.

To apply you must:

 

  • Be over 21 years of age
  • Have held a full DVLA driving licence for at least three years

 

When you apply and in order to assess the suitability of an applicant the council will complete whatever checks and processes it considers necessary to ensure that licences are not issued to, or used by, unsuitable people. In assessing the suitability of an applicant

or licence holder, the council will take into account the following factors:

 

  • Criminality
  • Period of holding a driver’s licence
  • Number of endorsed driving licence penalty points
  • Right to work
  • Medical Fitness
  • Standard of driving / driving ability
  • The conduct of the applicant in making the application (e.g. whether they have acted with integrity during the application process)
  • The previous licensing history of existing / former licence holders

 

In addition the Council will also consider further information sources such as the Police (including abduction notices), Children and Adult Safeguarding Boards, other licensing authorities and statutory agencies.

You can also read more on Basildon Councils Combined Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver’s Licence page here.

Castle Point Council criteria to apply for a combined Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver's Licence

Castle Point Borough Council has a statutory responsibility to licence the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire trade. Public safety is the main reason why the licensing of Hackney Carriage and Private Hire vehicles, drivers and operators is regulated. The Council is required to ensure that all licence holders are ‘Fit and Proper’ persons to be licensed and that vehicles are accessible and safe.

To apply you must:

 

  • Be over 21 years of age
  • Have held a full driving licence for not less than three years
  • Pass a medical examination of fitness to drive (Group 2 standard)
  • Complete and Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check
  • Sign a mandate in order that a check can be made through the Driving and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA)
  • Pass certificate for a driving assessment for taxis and private hire vehicles

 

All applicants will be required to submit:

 

  • An application form 
  • A Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) form together with three forms of identification
  • A medical form (to be completed by your own GP or any doctor licensed with The General Medical Council) and sent direct to the Licensing Manager, Castle Point Borough Council.
  • Signed mandate for a check through the DVLA
  • The appropriate fee (details can be obtained from the Licensing Unit on 01268 882480)
  • Attend a Disability Discrimination Awareness and Safeguarding course and produce the original certificate as proof of attendance.
  • A Pass certificate for a driving assessment for taxis and private hire vehicles

 

Applicants for a Hackney Carriage Licence will be required to sit a knowledge test, based on the Castle Point area. A test appointment can only be made after the appropriate documents have been received by this office.

To apply for a licence to become a driver and drive a Hackney Carriage or Private Hire vehicle or for any other queries, please contact the Licensing Unit on 01268 882480.

You can also read more on Castle Point Councils Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing page here.

Apply To Drive For Us

If you would like to apply to drive for us please complete our driver application form below and if you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

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