Our client is looking for an experienced 3.5T Driver to join our Valuable Transport driving team. The role includes a variety of long & short distance driving as part of a double-crewed team, transporting valuable items all over the UK, with most of the work being based in the South of England and in particular Central London and the surrounding areas. Normal working hours are 09:00-18:00, Monday to Friday, and optional overtime is available beyond this.
The role involves, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:
Driving a 3.5t company vehicle as part of a double-crewed team.
Complete collection and delivery of freight in line with company operating procedures.
Ensuring all goods are safely secured and paperwork is in order.
Keep allocated vehicle clean at all times and perform a vehicle defect report.
Check all freight collected and handed over is correct when loading/unloading vehicle.
Pack any freight to ensure it is suitable for either road or air freight.
Scan the PODs as soon as delivery made and upload accurate information.
Communicate accurate information, via email or telephone, once collection has been made.
Support management to ensure that we are meeting the client needs.
Represent the company by demonstrating high levels of customer service and a smart appearance at all times.
Adhere to site security and health & safety regulations and report any breaches.
Liaise with various security companies when making certain deliveries/collections.
Undertake additional duties, or assist other members of staff, as may be reasonably requested by the Manager or Directors.
The knowledge, skills and experience required from our 3.5t Drivers are:
Hold a full UK driving licence.
Experience of driving 3.5t vehicles.
Have a good knowledge of the English language, both verbal and written.
Able to prioritise and organise own workload to tight deadline.
Able to use a smart phone.
Strong communication skills; the ability to communicate effectively with clients and colleagues.
Be a team player in the transport team as well as working alongside all other members of staff.
Experience of transporting valuable goods.
Sound knowledge of the outlook app and POD Scanning app on the smart phone supplied to them by RSL.
Knowledge of the local area and Central London.
Due to the nature of the role, there are a number of compulsory checks that must be carried out:
A criminal record check - basic disclosure, carried out by the Disclosure & Barring Service.
A full 5 year reference history, with any gaps in employment scrutinised and accounted for.
A driving licence check (a check code to be brought to interview)
Benefits / Additional information:
Monday to Saturday at x1.5 basic hourly wage.
Sunday & Bank holidays at x2 basic hourly wage.
28 days per annum (including 8 national holidays).
Annual leave days increase with longevity.
Additional discretionary leave given over Christmas period.
Annual Salary Reviews & Performance Bonuses;
Salaries reviewed annually and are increased based on performance & longevity.
Discretionary bonuses are awarded based on performance.
Full uniform & company phone provided.
Private gated car park provided free for transport staff.
On-the-job training provided by our senior driver team.
An opportunity to progress your driving career with the possibility of gaining further driving qualifications over time.
Salary Sacrifice Pension Scheme (subject to eligibility).
Free access to Maji - an independent digital financial wellbeing platform & coach to help you manage and save your money.
Cycle To Work Scheme - administered through Green Commute Initiative (subject to qualifying criteria).
Electric Car Scheme - administered through The Electric Car Scheme (subject to qualifying criteria).
Enhanced sickness and maternity pay (subject to qualifying criteria).
* We are only able to accept applications from candidates with previous experience for this role.
If you do not hear from us your application has been unsuccessful.