Minibus/Bus and Coach Drivers 

Full Time or Schooldays Only

Details of rates can be found here.

We are currently seeking bus drivers for morning and afternoon school runs in the Swale and Ashford areas. Work a few hours in the morning and a few in the afternoon, and have the middle part of the day and school holidays at your leisure. Enjoy having a regular job with familiarity and stability.

Optional weekend work is available, including rail replacement services, coach hire and various other duties. Apply Now

Our bus drivers work set rotas with no late nights and reduced weekend working. Our routes are generally rural and much more enjoyable than driving in some other parts of the world! 

Applicants must have PCV licence with either category D (full size) or category D1 (minibus only) and full Driver CPC.

Bus and Coach Mechanic

Just fill in the online application form and we will arrange an interview .
Alternatively fill in the paper application form and return it to us.

Great opportunity to work for a Kent family business maintaining our fleet of buses and coaches. Stable hours with no late or night shifts, plus good conditions and a friendly working environment.

The successful candidate will be a valuable member of our team and have the following relevant experience:

  • Fault finding, and carrying out repairs
  • Undertaking Vehicle maintenance, servicing and running repairs on a varied fleet
  • Ensure vehicles are maintained in accordance with the Company Operators Licence guidelines
  • Ensure all repairs to company vehicles are carried out in a timely manner
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Prompt repair of all defective vehicles to the highest standard
  • The ability to work to the highest Health & Safety standards

In order to be considered for this role, applicants should be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • City and Guilds / NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in Heavy Vehicle Repair and Maintenance, although qualification by experience will be considered.
  • Previous experience of working on coaches and buses such as Volvo, Scania, Mercedes and Dennis
  • PCV licence preferred but not essential (prepared to go through test) must have full driving licence with no more than 6 points to attend roadside
  • Have proven Diagnostic skills and Electrical experience
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge and experience as a HGV or PSV Technician / Mechanic
  • Carry out routine inspections, maintenance and repairs on all makes of vehicles to DVSA standard

Hours of work are Monday to Friday, early 0530 – 1530, days 0730 - 1730

Saturday morning and on call are based on a rota

The things we offer you:

  • Salary will be circa £35000 to £40000 for the right the candidate
  • 45 hour week with enhanced overtime
  • 28 days Annual Leave













Retail Garage Manager, Car & Van Workshop

Are you a qualified multi-make motor engineer and MOT tester?

Do you have current managerial experience in the motor repair / fast fit environment and are up for a challenge?

Can you demonstrate the entrepreneurial flare and commercial awareness to increase business volume and profits?

Chalkwell Garage Services Ltd is a new division of a family run business that has served the public for 80 years and is committed to providing a professional service with the personal touch.

This is a hands-on position to develop the potential of our established car and light vehicle garage.

Good organisational skills and the willingness to take a hands-on approach are essential. The candidate will be a self-motivated team player who is profit orientated, widely experienced in multi-make garage services and is an MoT Tester.

Previous experience at a similar level in this environment is essential. The remuneration package will be commensurate with the individual’s experience and qualifications.

How to Apply

All applications will be dealt with in strict confidence. Please send your detailed CV and a covering letter to or Chalkwell Garage Services Ltd, 195 Chalkwell Road, Sittingbourne, ME10 1BJ

Trainee Bus and Coach Drivers

Are you looking for a new challenge?

As a family-run business based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we know the value of employing good people. We are currently looking for a number of customer focused individuals to be trained as bus and coach drivers. If you have experience of working with the public, can deliver a high level of customer service and enjoy driving then we want to hear from you. Apply Now

Chalkwell operate a large number of coaches to UK and Europe, local bus services and local school services in and around Sittingbourne.

We can offer a range of contracts giving flexibility for those returning to work, or those who are looking for a new challenge and a change in career.

Who we are looking for:

  • Smart, professional people (who are 21 or over) with outstanding customer service skills and a real sense of responsibility.
  • Have full UK or EC manual car licence, with two years driving experience and no more than 3 points on your licence
  • No criminal convictions

You should be:

  • A confident person with good customer service skills who enjoys working and dealing with people
  • An excellent driver - you must drive regularly in varied environments and at different times of the day
  • Enthusiastic and flexible in your approach to work
  • Be prepared to work a mixture of days

Training will be provided in house and all candidates will be guaranteed a full time job with us when they have completed their training and qualified.