LGV/HGV Class 1 Driver PM Shift

Job Type Supply Chain and Logistics
Location Aylesford
Partnership Level 10
Closing Date 30/10/2021
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £13.00 - £16.25
Salary Frequency Hourly
Hours of Work Start time 11:00 to 16:00


Total Annual pay: £39,543 - 46,845 (Inclusive of 20% Shift Premium)

Overtime may also be available, in addition to your contractual hours

New LGV drivers joining the business before November to support the Partnership through Peak will receive a welcome payment of £1,000, payable at the end of January 2022.



Why join us?

Being a Partner in the business makes you more than an employee, you’re a co-owner, giving you the opportunity to influence the way we work for the better. All of us have shared values and common goals and we work as a team to achieve these. As a HGV Driver, you’ll always have the support of our warehouse and branch Partners to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of stock so that it is where it needs to be when our customers come to shop, even when things don’t go to plan.   

Without our HGV Drivers, our business simply wouldn’t be able to operate. Join us today and not only will you be joining a unique business, you’ll also enjoy a vast range of benefits and a healthy work-life balance: 



After completion of Earning Membership you’ll be entitled to;

  • 20% Discount at Waitrose & Partners on majority of goods

  • 25% Discount at John Lewis & Partners on majority of goods

  • 12% Discount at john Lewis & Partners on electrical & white goods 

  • Defined contribution pension scheme and Life Assurance (4x annual salary)

  • 22 days paid holiday per year, increasing to 25 after 5-years service. 

Work-Life balance

  • Discounted holidays at our exclusive Partnerships hotels

  • VIP suites with discounted tickets at the O2 arena

  • Generous discounts at numerous restaurants and bars

  • Exclusive days out for Partners and their families


Pay and Hours:

Working hours are 43 hours per week, working days are 5 out of 7 on a rotational basis. With start times between 11:00 - 16:00.

Your performance will drive your pay and progression here at Waitrose & Partners. We believe in truly rewarding Partners for their hard work. You’ll regularly meet with your People Manager to discuss your performance and set goals throughout the year so that you can understand what to work on. 


More about the role:

  • Complete all branch / warehouse deliveries and supplier collections within given timescales

  • Complete all daily vehicle checks and follow correct defect reporting procedures

  • Complete all required 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

  • Ensure all Legal, Health and Safety legislation and Operational procedures are adhered to and to work within Health and Safety guidelines at all times ensuring the safety of self and others


Required Qualifications:

  • Valid UK LGV1 C+E driving licence (with a maximum of 6 points)

  • Valid (DCPD) Drivers Qualification Card 

  • Valid Digital Tachograph Card

  • Previous experience of driving an articulated lorry

Desirable Experience:

  • Previous experience in the food retail supply chain


Duties and Responsibilities

As a driving professional you’ll already know of the critical importance our transport teams have to Waitrose & Partners. Our HGV Class 1 drivers ensure stock is in the right place at the right time for our customers right across the UK.

Based at our Waitrose & Partners site in Aylesford, you’ll be delivering ambient, frozen and chilled stock to our branches across London and the South-East in our fleet of rigid & articulated lorries. You’ll have full responsibility for the vehicle you’re taking out that day, completing all unit/trailer checks and safety checks before any departure and following the correct defect reporting procedures. Once on the road, you’ll be an ambassador for the Waitrose & Partners brand, upholding the high standards we are known for whilst adhering to the driving laws and regulations set out by the Highway code.

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 click here - https://www.jlpjobs.com/about/diversityandinclusion/

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