HGV Class I Drivers

Job Introduction

We are now recruiting experienced HGV Class I Drivers to join our growing Transport Team at our Regional Distribution Centre in Amesbury, Wiltshire.

Applicants will be competent and reliable drivers who will deliver to our network of Home Bargains stores serviced by the distribution centre.

Experience of multi-drop and unloading/loading of roll cages would be an advantage, but not essential as full training is provided.

As this recruitment campaign is to increase the number of drivers, drivers currently working onsite through a contractor or agency will not be considered at this time.

  • Salary £46,399 (£38,991 base salary plus £7,408 night shift premium)
  • Reference ADC/Transport/HGVNights/1021/LA
  • Contract Type Full Time
  • Closing Date December 7, 2021
  • Category Transport
  • Business Unit Transport (Amesbury)
  • Location Solstice Business Park, Equinox Drive, Amesbury, United Kingdom

Role Responsibility

  • Drive vehicles with due care and attention and a respect for traffic law, Company policy and procedure
  • Fully comply with driver hours and regulations
  • Ensure vehicles are maintained to a high standard in line with health and safety, legal requirements and Company process
  • Carefully load and unload cages at store with regard to personal safety as instructed in the Company health and safety manual
  • Carry out regular and thorough vehicle checks
  • Responsible to ensure that deliveries are made on time and at the right place, ensuring all paperwork is completed accurately

The Ideal Candidate

  • Valid C+E Driving Licence
  • Current and fully completed Driver Certificate of Professional Competence card (DCPC) is essential
  • Minimum 25 years of age with a minimum of 12 months' experience in a C+E role for insurance purposes
  • Understanding and working knowledge of WTR; EU driver hours and working time rules
  • Task orientated approach
  • Health and safety awareness
  • Pass internal driver assessment
  • Minimal infringements

For applications to be considered, applicants are required to have a complete and up-to-date Home Bargains Careers Centre profile and to respond to the job application questionnaire when prompted.

Applicants that are invited to attend an onsite driver assessment must present original documentation demonstrating their eligibility to work in the UK, along with other specified documents.

Please note, as we expect to receive a high volume of applications for this vacancy, you are advised to submit your fully completed application at the earliest opportunity, as the closing date may be brought forward.

Package Description

  • Night shift - £46,399 per annum (£38,991 base salary plus £7,408 night shift premium)
  • Start window - 2pm - 10pm
  • 5 on 3 off shift pattern working an average 44 hours per week
  • 5.6 weeks paid holiday per year including bank and public holiday allowance rising to 6.6 weeks upon 5 years' service
  • Contributable Company pension scheme
  • Staff uniform and PPE
  • Onsite canteen
  • 10% store discount
  • Cycle to Work
  • Access to social and sporting events

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