LGV1 Driver

Job Type Supply Chain and Logistics
Location Aylesford
Partnership Level 10
Closing Date 28/06/2021
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £13.00 - £16.25
Salary Frequency Hourly
Hours of Work 20:00 - 00:00 to 04:00 - 09:00


Please note, this role attracts a night shift premium on top of the advertised rate below.

PM & Night Driver required, Hours of work 15:00-06:00, Shift premium of 25%-33.3

As a driving professional you’ll already know of the critical importance our transport teams have to John Lewis & 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 John Lewis site in Aylesford, you’ll be transporting larger items of stock to and from the John Lewis Stores or nationwide changer over points in our modern fleet of 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 John Lewis & Partners brand, upholding the high standards we are known for whilst adhering to the driving laws and regulations set out by the Highway code. 


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 an 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


Your performance will drive your pay and progression here at John Lewis & 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

  • Support other areas/departments within the warehouses when required

  • Ensure all Personnel procedures are adhered to and completed


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 driving a 44 tonne articulated lorry

Desirable Experience:

  • Previous experience in the food retail supply chain


Please note:

  • This role is subject to the following pre-employment screening: DBS & Driving Licence check

Duties and Responsibilities

Please note, this role attracts a night shift premium on top of the advertised rate below.

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.

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/

Attachment: Copy of LGV1 Driver WR Distribution JD.pdf 


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