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HGV Class 1 Driver

18 Nov 2020
Contract Type:
Fixed Term Contract
HGV - Quain - FTC
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Join Avara Foods now and you can earn a minimum of £635 a week (based on a 45 hr week) before Christmas
We have a temporary 6 week fixed term contract available now. We are recruiting for a HGV Class 1 Hatchery Driver to work from our Hatchery based in Quainton, Buckinghamshire.
What’s in it for you?
• Weekly Pay
• Overtime available 
• Employee benefits scheme including discount shopping vouchers and lifestyle benefits.
• Competitive Pension
• A safe dynamic working environment
• Safety equipment and training provided from day 1
• Realistic opportunities for training and development

It is vital the food industry continues operating throughout these uncertain times, and as one of the UK’s largest food businesses we have a key part to play in this to help continue to feed the nation.

Purpose of the role
As a Class 1 Driver the purpose of this role is to safely collect and deliver eggs from the breeder farms to the hatchery and occasionally delivery chicks to both the company and contract broiler farms working within company and legislative standards 

Key responsibilities will include: 
• Distribution of eggs from various Breeders Farms to Quainton Hatchery as set out by Management
• Occasionally to deliver chicks to company and contract broiler farms
• Deliver eggs safely to the hatchery. 
• Ensure Health and Safety standards are maintained at all times
• Ensure security of loads at all times
• Ensure the correct protective equipment provided is worn at all times
• Working effectively within the time schedules and within company and legislative standards and
within the Working Time Directive 
• To present a professional image of the Company on all farms and to act as Company representative            liaising with site manager as required
What we are looking for:

• You will have functional skills in English and Maths.
• You will have the ability to work well within a team and communicate with all levels of staff
• You will have good attention to detail and a flexible attitude to tasks
• You will hold a C+E license + in date CPC and Tacho card
• You will have at least 2 years’ Class 1 driving experience  
• You will be hand on as this role and involves a number of manual processes including lifting equipment in the region of 20kgs
• You will have no more than 9 points on your licence 
• You will also be required to work independently on farm sites.

Working Hours: 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday with start time around 6AM (if on egg delivery start times will be 03:00 or 04:00). Flexibility required
Average of 45 hours per week.

A little about us: 
Avara Foods is one of the UK’s largest food businesses, supplying chicken and turkey to the nation’s most popular supermarkets and restaurants. We are a fully integrated business controlling the whole product supply chain, which include feed mills, farms, hatcheries and factories with associated transport and logistics functions that employ more than 6000 people.
The growth of our business is based on providing a high quality, affordable product and delivering great service levels to our customers. This is achieved by investing in people, utilising the latest technology and being uncompromising in our commitment to high quality and food standards.
If you’re ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today!

Due to Bird Welfare, it is essential that you do not own any Avian Pets or Poultry. 

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.