Duties and Responsibilities:Drivers are accountable for ensuring all duties are performed in a safe manner, with an awareness of individual responsibility for health and safety at all times. Drivers in the Partnership are required to pay full attention to, and work within, the laws and rules relating to driving LGV vehicles. This includes driver hours regulations, speed limits and other rules as outlined in the Highway code, Partnership Transport Partners Handbook and the Drivers training pack.
We will expect you to go the extra mile in everything you do, from maintaining high standards of professional driving to showing flexibility in your approach to the role.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate their knowledge of the relevant regulations, and will be expected to pass the driver assessment as part of their application.
Job Requirements:The role would suit someone who has a strong customer focus, enjoys delivering a great service and thrives on meeting agreed targets. Your Performance and Productivity will drive your Pay and Progression here at Waitrose & Partners. It is not unusual to work from midnight to midday even prior to a rest period, please take this into consideration before applying or accepting a position with us.
- Complete all branch/RDC deliveries and supplier collections within the given timescales.- Complete all daily vehicle checks and follow correct defect reporting procedures.- To complete documentation accurately.- Operate the vehicle in a safe and economical manner at all times ensuring that it is maintained in a clean and tidy state.- Effectively communicate problems and delays to all relevant parties.- Safely loading and unloading whilst complying with the correct procedures for given location.- Maintain a full knowledge of the Highway code, WTD, EU Drivers Hours Regulations and vehicle operations.- To ensure all Legal, Health and Safety legislation and Operational procedures are adhered to at all times and to work within Health and Safety guidelines at all times ensuring the safety of self and others.- To work within other areas / departments within the RDC as requested by Management.- To ensure all Personnel procedures are adhered to and completed as required.
Required Experience, Skills and Qualifications:- Valid UK LGV1 C + E driving licence (with a maximum of 6 points).- Valid DCPC (Drivers Qualification Card).- Valid Tachograph Card.- Previous experience driving a 44.5 tonne articulated lorry.
Desirable Experience, Skills & Qualifications:- Previous experience in a retail distribution environment.
Additional Information: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.
As a Partner you will enjoy our unique benefits package, including staff discount, subsidised food in Partner dining rooms, discounts in local restaurants, subsidised learning, access to exclusive Partnership hotels and so much more.
We request that candidates only apply for this position if you can fully commit to the advertised working hours and the full term of the contract, or we will be unable to proceed with your application.
Please note we reserve the right to close the vacancy early in light of a large response. Therefore we recommend you apply early.
Please consider the following when making your application:- This role is subject to the following pre-employment screening:3 year Reference check & Driving Licence Check.- We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early.- Print off the job description now if you require it.- Ensure you have an up-to-date CV.
To promote the Partnership brand through a professional and courteous manner towards other road users whilst delivering to our network of shops, service buildings and distribution centres. Delivering to key performance indicators (KPI) whilst ensuring the customer receives unrivalled service. To embrace vehicle telematics and vehicle types as you strive to deliver savings to support the wider business.