Transport Driver



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Transport Driver


Fairford, Gloucestershire

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RIAT Manager:                 

Ground Operations Senior Project Coordinator, Lawson Eadle


About Us:

We are the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust Enterprises. We will Promote the RAF by placing it at the heart of a programme of world-class events and activities, with the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) as our unique centrepiece. We will Inspire young people, inside the RAF and wider UK society, to fulfil their potential in air, space and technology by delivering, with and through partners, access to and involvement in forward-looking air and space activities, including highly stimulating personal development opportunities. 

About the role:

The Transport drivers are part of a team of approximately 18 volunteers.  The Team are responsible for over 250 hire vehicles brought in to support the event, as well as fulfilling the transport task requests, running a Transport Yard, two coach parks and supervision of the event’s internal shuttle bus service. 

Main Responsibilities will include:

  • Issue and return of hire vehicles.  
  • Re-fuelling of transport pool vehicles.  
  • Undertake taskings received into the Transport Office 
  • Airfield driving 

What commitment is required?

Various durations, from 1 to 2 weeks. 

What you get in return for volunteering:

  • An opportunity to learn new skills and be part of a fantastic team of over 1,250 volunteers 
  • Support the work of the RAF Charitable Trust  
  • Two complimentary tickets (General Admission Friday or Sunday) to give to family or friends  
  • Discount on official merchandise 
  • Camping or temporary accommodation, if required  
  • Freshly prepared meals in our onsite Airfield Diner 
  • Access to our Volunteer Village, to include evening entertainment


In line with our sustainability commitment, we strongly encourage volunteers to car share wherever possible, and/or to utilise public transport.   


The following is in place to support our volunteers with any out-of-pocket expenses.   

  • Motor Mileage: Claim 45p per mile (maximum 315 miles) return mileage to RIAT and to encourage car sharing, an additional 5p per additional passenger may be claimed by the vehicle driver  
  • Train Fare: Travel should be standard class; reimbursement will be made up to the maximum claim amount (£100.00) on the production of receipts, tickets, or confirmation email

Next Steps:

Interested applicants should complete an application form which can be found here and on our website.