Vacancy details

At Bibby we endeavour to advertise all vacancies internally in the first instance in order to allow current colleagues the opportunity to apply for promotion or similar roles. All roles are circulated on a weekly basis internally and emailed to all depots. We recognise not all vacancies will be filled internally and why we are working in partnership with Blue Octopus to attract fresh new people to the business.

Class 1 Driver - Nights

Location: Preston

Salary: £28,229.76

Closing Date: 10/06/2018

Opportunities have arisen to become part of our operation, our Preston Depot is looking to recruit 2 x Class 1 Night Drivers. With varying start times between 16:00 - 19:00, Sun - Thursday or Mon - Fri. Based on a 52 hour week (11 hour shifts). With a salary of £28,229.76.

You should be able to demonstrate a high level of driving competence, a flexible “can-do” approach to your work, an understanding of the law relating to drivers hours, working time directive and tachograph regulations. In addition the ideal candidates should possess the ability to work with minimal supervision and excellent customer service skills.

Scope and Purpose of the Role

Undertake delivery / collection of product on behalf of Bibby DistributionLimited (‘’BDL’’) and its customers. Driving company vehicles to agreed standards and following all Health & Safety (H&S) requirements. Ensuring all driving regulations & other compliance standards are maintained. To drive safely and efficiently whilst adhering to Highway Code guidelines and the Road Traffic Act.

Key Duties and Accountabilities (will include but not be limited to)

  • General driving duties, observing current legal and best practice delivering and collection to/from our customer’s premises or other BDL locations.

  • Wearing correct company uniform & PPE (clean & in good repair).

  • Maintaining a professional standard when representing BDL whilst delivering, driving or collecting products.

  • Carry out pre-use checks prior to using any equipment / vehicle / trailer, complying with appropriate documentation &procedures.

  • Reporting of any vehicle defects / damage or H&S issues to BDL management.

  • Ensuring that vehicle loads are safe and damage free, secured with the appropriate restraints as per company procedures / Safe Systems of Work.

  • Check/ complete /retain and hand over all load documentation/POD’s and delivery paperwork.

  • Ensure that the returned goods process is followed at all times.

  • Provide relevant feedback to management on information gathered whilst completing your duties.

  • Maintain vehicle cleanliness using all equipment safely as specified in operating procedures and Safe Systems of Work.

  • Comply with all EU drivers’ hours / tachograph / WTD regulations. (including GB Domestic where appropriate).

  • Adhere to all H&S rules. Comply with other sites rules and maintain high standards of compliance, hygiene and housekeeping.

  • Operate in accordance with BDL’s policies and procedures.

  • Nights out may be required in line with operational requirements.

  • Comply with any other reasonable requests from Management.

Key Experience and Qualifications:

  • Candidate must have no more than 6 points (current) on their licence and no endorsements for DD / DR offence codes.

  • Candidate must have an NI number in order to check licence information

  • Must have a current, valid licence appropriate to the category required. (C1 for 7.5tMAM, C for rigid vehicles up to 32 MAM and C+E for articulated vehicles) (MAM maximum authorized Mass)

  • Candidates with a non-GB driving licence and who live in GB must provide evidence of a GB Certificate of registration, which can be obtained free from the DVLA on submission of Form D9.

  • Must be capable of passing a company driving assessment.

  • Must have experience of loading / unloading and delivering goods to customer premises. Experience of multi-drop deliveries desirable.

  • A reasonable geographical knowledge of the UK.

  • Good understanding of Drivers Hours & WTD regulations.

  • A current Driver Qualification Card and preferably have accrued sufficient hours towards the next qualification period.

  • Must have a current /working digi-tacho card.

  • Must be able to pass a company medical.

Technical skills and behavioural competencies:

  • Excellent driving skills.

  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team.

  • Good customer service and communication skills.

  • Health and Safety conscious. Demonstrate BDL company values.

  • Ability to complete record sheets and paperwork accurately.

  • Reasonable level of fitness to work with loads.

  • Trustworthy and reliable.

  • Demonstrate a reasonable standard of numeracy & literacy.

  • Ability to read, write, understand and communicate in English.

Role Details:

  • Monday to Friday

  • 52 hours per week