Driver Instructor

Job Type Supply Chain and Logistics
Location Bracknell - Ambient Warehouse
Partnership Level 8
Closing Date 06/12/2021
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £36,979.00 - £51,305.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 47.5- Various full time hours required


Hours of work: 47.5 Hours a week, various full time hours required

As part of our rapid expansion plans and implementation of the LGV driving Academy within our supply chain, our experienced Driver Training Instructor (DTI) will train, develop and nurture the next generation of LGV driving talent through licence acquisition training from car licence to LGV class 1 (C+E). When not delivering licence acquisition training the DTI will assist the local driver trainer assessors (DTA) in carrying out periodic risk based LGV assessments and any identified corrective training post accident/incident. With experience of teaching and motivating new and existing drivers the DTI will be key to developing and maintaining a  high calibre of driving standards. The DTI will be seen as a role model within the driving community,  while being flexible and agile in a fast paced transport operation. Flexibility would also need to be shown with regards to working location as at times you will be needed to work in other locations.

What you’ll be doing

  • Providing approved Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) training and assessment to DVSA or Road Transport Industry Board (RTITB) standard for new, ongoing and remedial training.

  • Delivering high calibre driving tuition to drivers who are working to obtain their Cat C and / or their Cat C+E licences, including through apprenticeship levy funded programmes

  • Delivering and sustaining a high first-time pass rate of delegates undertaking Licence acquisition training

  • Line Managing Drivers through the entire training process from candidate selection through to application and on boarding

  • Supporting and promoting the use of Transport Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure compliance is in line with the Partnership’s standards, consistently giving timely feedback to Partner and agency workers whilst generating positive ideas for improvement

  • Ensuring periodic training needs are met within the Primary Transport Network.

  • Adhering to and promoting, regulations regarding vehicle maintenance, EU drivers’ hours and Working Time Directive (WTD) legislation

  • Upkeeping of training records in accordance with legal and business requirements

  • Supporting users of Transport systems including telemetry and tachograph analysis systems

  • Providing advice and recommendations regarding driver collision investigation

  • Developing networks within the Partnership and external stakeholders to benchmark and continuously improve the department's driving standards

  • Supporting technical developments with vehicle telematics, digital tachographs and the recording of relevant and implement changes that support both driver and business development.

  • When instructing/demonstrating, driving and operating within EU drivers’ hours Rules and Regulations, the Partner handbook and complying with Working Time Directive (WTD) legislation. 

  • Successfully leading candidates through Licence acquisition with high degree of first time pass rates above the industry standard 

  • Supporting DTA’s to ensure all risk based driving assessment are up to date

  • Supporting repeat collision training and showing YOY improvements.

  • Through instruction, driver performance scores evidenced through improved vehicle telemetry scores.

  • Able to demonstrate a high level of customer service and professional conduct.

  • Supporting internal audit review and demonstrate YOY improved compliance trends.

  • Delivering of Pre-employment assessments, upskilling current drivers and delivery of LGV ‘driving goods vehicle’ apprenticeships for both internal and external candidates from licence categories B to C+E, inclusive of CPC module 4

  • Providing ongoing and remedial training through clear instruction, whilst adapting teaching styles to suit the learning needs of individual candidates. Facilitate driver development ‘end to end’ for both new and existing Partners

What you’ll need: 

  • Current, valid C+E licence

  • Valid DCPC

  • Full understanding of Working Time Directive Regulations

  • Full understanding of EU drivers’ hours legislation

  • PC skills 

  • *Registered Instructor: NRI, NVDIR, RTITB or relevant DVSA licence acquisition qualification (*Training can be provided, achievement of this qualification is essential to  this role)

  • DVSA/RTITB/NRI qualified LGV Instructor/Assessor

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Transport compliance & systems

  • Knowledge of Operator licence undertakings 

What else you may bring: 

  • PTTLS (level 3&4 preparing to teach in the lifelong sector 6302)

  • NRI/CPC Instructor

  • Presentation skills

  • IOSH – Managing safely

  • Module 4 CPC Examine

  • Currently or recently working within a LGV driver training instructor environment to DVSA standards

Additional Information

The Partnership supports agile and flexible working practices, such as when, where and how we work. We have several different ways to work flexibly, including part-time, flexible or compressed hours, and job sharing. Head office areas also support a blended working approach. You'll have the opportunity to discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview and, where it is operationally practicable, they'll do all they can to accommodate your needs.

Please note: 

  • We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early.

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Duties and Responsibilities

To deliver approved Large Goods Vehicles (LGV) training and licence acquisition training to DVSA standard. The Driver Training Instructor (DTI) will have a passion for developing others and the next generation of LGV drivers to the Primary Transport functions across our network.

We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership visit this site - We have a number of different ways to work flexibly so, at your interview, feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, it may open the door to not only a new role but a new way of working.


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