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Thursday, 10 September 2020

HGV Class 1 Driver Job - TMS UK Accrington £12.75p/h +OT

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HGV Class 1 Driver 
£12.75 per hour - changing to an overtime rate of time and 1/3 per hour after 40 hours worked. 

Job Purpose 

As a Class 1 Driver, you will be carrying out deliveries and pick-ups of trolleys and handling equipment, servicing our various UK based food retailer clients. The role will involve approximately 70% driving and 30% loading and unloading. 

About the Role 

This role will suit an individual who is committed to achieving the highest standards, is customer service driven, and can employ a degree of professionalism into the role, balanced with a strong work ethic. Coupled with that, is ensuring goods are delivered in a first class condition, completing all necessary paperwork and above all, leaving everyone you meet with a really positive impression of you and our business. This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated, enthusiastic and driven individual, who can commit to an initial 6 month contract, based out of our Accrington Depot. This job description is intended to give the post holder an appreciation of the role envisaged and the range of duties and responsibilities to be undertaken. It does not attempt to detail every activity. Specific tasks and objectives will be agreed with the post holder at regular intervals. The post holder will be required at all times to perform any other reasonable task, as requested by the Line Manager in order to meet the operational needs of the business. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities 
(This list is not exhaustive and other areas of responsibility may be included) 

● Carry out scheduled runs. 
● To load and unload vehicles. 
● To check load items, security and all necessary equipment, paperwork and fuel cards are on board prior to leaving the depot for the day’s journey. 
● To undertake all necessary checks to ensure the vehicle is safe and legal and to follow appropriate procedures if it is not. 
● To comply with all Health & Safety requirements in the depot, on the road and at third party premises. 
● To take responsibility for ensuring own fitness to drive at all times. 
● Conducting additional ad hoc duties as may be required. 
● Daily Vehicle Maintenance Checks Page 1 of 2 
● Drive within the tachograph law and driver hours limits. 
● Look after the vehicle and ensure that it is not subjected to unnecessary damage. 
● Maintain the cleanliness of the driving cab. 
● Ensure accidents are kept to a minimum. 

Essential Requirements 

● Driving Licence (ideally a clean licence is preferred) 
● HGV Class 1 Licence 
● Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) 
● You should be able to work away from home when required, up to a maximum of 4 nights per week. ● Must be self motivated with a can-do attitude 
● Excellent communication skills 
● Ability to demonstrate the highest level of professionalism 

Hours of Work 

You will be required to work 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 5.00pm. 

Pay & Benefits 

● £12.75 per hour - changing to an overtime rate of time and 1/3 per hour after 40 hours worked. 
● 29 days annual leave entitlement per holiday year, inclusive of bank holidays, with length of service holiday accrual. 
● £20 per overnight stay (anti-social payment). 
● £20 per overnight stay for breakfast/dinner expenses. 
● Truck Stops and Service Stations expenses covered. 
● Twice yearly foreign Holiday Staff prize draws - after 6 months service 
● After 6 months service, you can enrol in the Company Health Care Plan which comes with multiple benefits including gym membership discounts, clothing, food & drink, healthy living, free health checks and free cinema tickets etc.

About Us 

Formed in 1987 we have grown over the past 30 years to establish ourselves as the UK's leading Independent Service Provider in our Industry. With our Head Office in Blantyre Glasgow, alongside our 2 other depots, we offer a true UK wide service coverage - with unrivalled response times and market leading systems and service levels. 

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