HGV 2 Driver

Posted 25 January by Alchemy Recruitment Ltd

Our client a Fine Art Shipping company, are now seeking to appoint an experienced HGV Class 2 Driver / Art Handler to join their team in Berkshire.

Responsibilities:

  • Handling and packing of various types of fine art and securing in truck for safe transport Installation/De-Installation of various fine art and furniture
  • Picking up and delivering a variety of artworks including paintings, sculptures and high value furniture of all descriptions
  • Driving a truck, locally, domestically and throughout Europe
  • Inspecting artworks to determine how, where, when, or if to touch them and how to pack for transport
  • Understand how to properly wrap, load, span, tie in artworks within a truck to keep them safe and stable during transport
  • Installing artworks professionally in settings ranging from corporate to residential properties
  • Preparing condition reports and photographs artworks as needed
  • Interacting with art professionals and collectors
  • Efficiently handling paperwork including bills of lading, labelling, timesheets and detailed condition reports with photos
  • Communicating with operations team throughout the day

The ideal candidate will:

  • Thorough understanding and previous experience with industry standards for handling, packing, transporting and installing high end furniture, art and antiques
  • Ability to efficiently wrap/pack sensitive and valuable furniture, works of art and antiques
  • Ability to work comfortably on a truck as well as client site
  • Be physically fit and have the ability to work comfortably on ladders, scaffolding or mechanized lifts
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional appearance and demeanour
  • Familiar with basic art terminology

Qualifications:

  • Class 2 HGV licence
  • Up to date CPC qualification
  • Clean driving record
  • Digital tachograph card
  • Valid passport

Reference: 34027502

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