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.
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:
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:
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 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:
All applicants will be required to submit:
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.