Wanted Driving Instructor – FST Vacancies

About First Step Trust (FST):

First Step Trust (FST) is an innovative charity which runs social enterprises to provide work and training opportunities for people excluded from work because of mental health issues or other disadvantages, including drug and alcohol recovery problems and a history of offending.

We provide a commercial environment that people can join on a voluntary basis to gain work experience as well as confidence, skills and qualifications.

SMaRT Driving Academy:

Following on from the success of FST’s Driving Ambition programme FST has now purchased a fully insured learner car to enable us to provide the practical lessons in-house at reduced rates.

To assist with the long-term sustainability of this venture, lessons will also be made available to the public.

Job role:

We are now looking for an ADI qualified instructor to join our staff team to deliver driving lessons to both FST workforce members and the general public across the boroughs of Greenwich, Lambeth and Bexley. The person will be co-ordinating the Driving Ambition programme and eventually, managing the programme in addition to providing practical driving lessons. 

Salary: Good basic salary plus OTE (on target earnings)

Holidays: 28 days including bank holidays.

Location: South East London based at Lambeth but will be required to cover Bexley and Greenwich.

Hours: Flexible working hours 40hours per week over 7 days. Part time hours and/or job share would be considered.

Job/Person requirements:

  • ADI qualified
  • Ability to maintain records detailing learner’s attendance and progress/development
  • Flexibility in availability


Please send CV to jane.sibley@firststeptrust.org.uk