LGV Class 1 Driver Willenhall

  • AF Blakemore
  • Willenhall, United Kingdom
  • 30/10/2017
Full time Ambient Curtain sided Distribution Multi drop

Job Description

LGV Class 1 Driver

Location:Willenhall, Long Acre Industrial Estate, Rosehill, Willenhall, West Midlands, WV13 2JP

Department:Logistics Contract type:PermanentHours:40 Hours per Week Shift pattern:Thursday-Sunday 4 day rota Benefits:Company Pension Scheme, Life Cover, Staff Discount, Long Service Awards, Cycle to Work Scheme, Employee Volunteering Opportunities, Savings Scheme Salary:Competitive Closing date:November 6, 2017

Role overview:

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is one of the largest and most forward thinking family-owned businesses in the UK. The company began life in 1917 as a counter-service grocery store, and has grown from these humble beginnings into a company that now employs more than 7,500 people with a turnover of £1.3 billion. Food and drink have always been the lifeblood of A.F. Blakemore and the business now entails retail, trade-partners, wholesale, distribution, foodservice, and shop fitting operations amongst its divisions.  A.F. Blakemore is the largest division of SPAR UK, owning 298 SPAR stores and serving 950 in total across England and Wales. The company is also the largest member of the Landmark Wholesale (Cash & Carry) group and a significant supplier to the independent grocery sector across the UK. A.F. Blakemore has always been committed to developing a loyal and dedicated workforce that is focused upon excellent customer service and behaving with honesty and integrity. The company has always strived to build partnerships with suppliers and trade partners while never underestimating the role that it plays within the communities it serves. Underpinning everything that A.F. Blakemore does is the companys values statement, the Blakemore Way. This highlights what A.F. Blakemore stands for and the way that the company has always done and will continue to do business.


  • Ensuring that all vehicles driven comply with traffic regulations currently in force
  • Adhering to current regulations regarding the number of hours worked and the use of tachographs
  • Prompt reporting of refrigeration engine defects to management
  • Prompt reporting of all accidents to the company and accidents reportable by law to the police
  • Ensuring the correct loading of vehicles, whilst adhering to load weight and restrictions
  • Accurate and safe delivery of customers’ orders in accordance with delivery schedules
  • Checking delivered goods for correct weight (if applicable) in conjunction with the customer
  • Obtaining authorisation to return goods and the accurate checking / collecting of goods to be returned
  • Accurate completion and return of all company documentation
  • Promptly notifying the company of any delays which will affect the completion of the day’s work
  • Establishing a friendly and courteous relationship with customers and dealing effectively with queries
  • Correct collection of monies and cheques from customers, as per daily collection sheet

Skills and experience:


  • HGV Licence
  • Driver CPC
  • Basic numeracy and literacy
  • Knowledge of tachograph regulations
  • Knowledge of Driver CPC
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with customers

Ability to complete required legal documentation (run sheets, defect books, pre op checks etc)

  • Compliance with the company values
  • Consistent approach to policies and processes (in particular reference to Health and Safety requirements)


  • C + E licence
  • Meat trade experience