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Posted 10 January by Driver Hire Ended

Our client are a growing family run business based between Ipswich & Colchester who process & deliver animal bedding primarily in the Eastern Area of England.

They are looking to recruit an ambitious person who would be keen to grow and develop with them.

This position is suitable for someone that is looking for variety in their day to day work duties.

Job Description

HGV Class 1 Driver/combined with Fork Truck & skid steer Unloading Duties


42.5 Hours per week

Monday to Friday. Flexibility for starting and finishing times essential

For example: 6.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. or 7.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. or 8.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. and any other permutations required.

Overtime including Saturdays is available at busy times

Night Out will be required sometimes


  • A Full clean HGV Class 1 licence
  • A minimum of 1 years Driving experience
  • Full Driver CPC
  • Moffett Fork Truck and or skid steer licence will be advantageous but not essential as training will be provided for the right candidate

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To deliver Animal Bedding either on pallets or in bulk
  • To unload own vehicle with Moffett Fork Truck or Bobcat Skid steer
  • To drive responsibly and legally at all times
  • To load own vehicles if requested to do so
  • Follow Health & Safety site rules in house and at destination
  • Good levels of Housekeeping to be maintained at all times
  • To wear protective & safety equipment supplied to them
  • To maintain Quality System, following procedures to ISO 9001 - completing necessary paperwork
  • Key Challenges
  • To work steadily and accurately under pressure
  • To work in an environment that can be unpleasant, dusty, noisy, hot or cold
  • Some manual handling required
  • To be flexible with start & finish times
  • Personal Qualities
  • Flexible, reliable, committed, team player
  • A well-mannered, patient & Courteous approach is essential as customer facing
  • To be presentable at all times (Uniform Provided)
  • Good communication skills with both customers & colleagues
  • Physically fit to undertake manual Handling
  • Be free of any asthma or respiratory problems as atmosphere is dusty (protective masks provided when necessary)
  • Moffett Forklift and or skid steer Licence would be advantageous but not essential
  • Have a positive 'Can Do’ attitude
  • Keen to learn & develop new skills


  • Basic Wages starting at £10.50 per hour
  • Once fully trained on Non driving duties hourly rate will increase
  • Overtime at £15.75 per hour
  • Night Out tax free subsistence allowance
  • 4 weeks paid holiday plus all 8 bank holidays
  • Training provided for suitable candidate where required
  • Uniform
  • Free Tea & Coffee

Required skills

  • Driver
  • HGV
  • Reliable

Reference: 34189942

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