Self employed Courier

Posted 23 January by Recruitment Helpdesk

Self Employed Couriers - small van owner drivers

Excellent earning potential (c£30,000 per annum)

Watford, Herts

We are recruiting a Self Employed Courier for an established Courier and Logistics company based in Watford.

Requirements

  • Small white van with recent registration & in good presentable condition

o Suitable vehicles include: Vauxhall Combo, Ford Connect, etc.

  • Living within 5 miles of the Watford/Rickmansworth area
  • Good local knowledge of Watford and the main routes into and around London and the M25

o Knowledge of the local and surrounding area is important to enable couriers to pick up jobs quickly

o London drops occur frequently, so knowledge of the major routes into and around London is essential to achieve prompt delivery

o General knowledge of the major UK motorway routes will be essential as we deliver to all parts of the UK.

  • Driving Licence with less than 9 points and no serious driving offences
  • Willingness to work 'Out of hours’ during evenings and at weekends

o We provide a 24/7 service, we therefore we need couriers to undertake out of hours work

o In order to offer customers a full service we need each courier to be available for out of hours work approximately 2 or 3 evenings each week and perhaps alternate weekends.

  • Good communication skills

o Must be able to liaise with the office effectively by phone

o Good verbal communication skills

o Written skills are important for the completion of routine paperwork

  • Organisational Skills and Self Discipline

o Must be able to operate effectively as self employed, managing own vehicle and financial resources to ensure reliable availability

o Need to handle paperwork and delivery notes

o Couriers are sometimes required to carry out multi drop deliveries. So drivers must be able to manage multiple consignments and plan routes

  • General Demeanour

o Must be professional, well presented and polite

o Must be willing and able to load/unload and deliver boxes to specified locations within buildings and sometimes up stairs.

  • Money Orientated

o Must be well-motivated and want to earn money

o Must be willing to take on extra evening work, even after a full and busy day

o Must have money management skills to ensure they remain mobile and ready for work

To apply please email your CV (or name, contact details and recent work history)

Required skills

  • Communication Skills
  • Couriers
  • Customer Service
  • Road Transport
  • Driving

Reference: 33724204

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