Part Time Drivers Wanted

We will not be responding to phone enquiries. Please apply by email only, with your contact phone number, and suitable times to call, to info [at] midcanterburyshuttleservice [dot] co [dot] nz

Please note that if you do not have a current passenger licence, the NZTA application processing time is approximately 6 weeks, you will not be able to start work until you have one.

From January 2024 we will operate 10 return trips between Ashburton and Christchurch each week at times that  allow passengers to use the service to commute for work and study; Monday to Friday morning and afternoon, and private transfers at other times. We are looking to increase capacity on some existing services, provide a link to existing services from locations outside Ashburton, and make services available to passengers at other times. There are no current vacancies, however we anticipate roles becoming available in the near future as described below.

We would prefer that applicants have a current passenger licence, but will provide assistance obtaining one for suitable applicants. This requires a police check and medical examination, there is no driving test. Applicants should be based in or near Ashburton, be over 25, and have been driving for at least 5 years.

Part Time Permanent (approximately 15 hours per week) commencing late August or early September 2024

One of our regular drivers will be shifting to other seasonal employment at this time.

This position requires the driver to be available between 6.00 am and 7.00 pm Mondays (2 return trips to Christchurch), and between 1.00 pm and 7.00 pm Fridays (1 return trip to Christchurch) every week during academic terms.

There will been one or two other return trips each week between Ashburton and Christchurch on weekdays yet to be determined. During holiday periods, work will be allocated at different times, and additional work may also be available on other days during academic terms, so some availability on days other than Monday and Friday is necessary.

Part Time Casual commencing May 2024, or as soon as possible afterwards.

One of our current casual drivers has accepted a full time position elsewhere, and will become unavailable so we are looking for someone to fill this role.

Please note that there are no set hours, or guaranteed minimum hours of work each week, so this role is best suited to someone not requiring regular income.

We would be particularly interested in hearing from anyone with a current passenger licence, or who is already commuting to Christchurch, and looking for some extra work. Duties could include the following.

  • Covering for other drivers who are sick or on leave.
  • Operating a second vehicle on heavily booked services.
  • Operating transfers connecting with our scheduled services between Ashburton and Christchurch to and from Methven, Geraldine, Timaru and nearby locations.
  • Operating daytime transfers at times when we do not operate a scheduled service.
  • Operating Christchurch Airport transfers at times that allow passengers to connect with late night and early morning flights outside our regular service times.
  • Operating transfers to and from evening conferences and social events, mostly on weekends.
  • Operating other services requiring nighttime travel.