Location
Brackley
Position
Transport
Contract Type
Permanent Contract
About the Role:

HGV Class 1 Driver

Want to earn up to an additional £500 in your first 26 weeks of employment? Opportunity to earn £500 for every friend or family member you refer.

Start your career with Avara Foods and join the driving force behind our success and earn a minimum of £170 per one working day (based on a 10-hour day)

As one of the UK's largest food businesses, we are playing a critical role in keeping the nation fed. We are continuing to operate and are still looking for motivated people to join our team of key workers. We have wide range of jobs available across our business; from fixed term to permanent career opportunities. 

What’s in it for you?

  • Hourly pay rate: starting from £17 + £0.30 per hour bonus when transporting livestock
  • Full time and Part-Time positions available
  • Paid weekly
  • Opportunities for overtime
  • Employee benefits include a competitive pension and access to lifestyle and wellbeing resources
  • A safe dynamic working environment
  • Training and development opportunities from day one

Purpose of the role

As a Class 1 Driver, you will complete your driver envelopes with start and finish times as well as POA and ensure that you update your work record by completing manual entries when you enter your digital card into a digital tachograph.

You will correctly complete a pre-op check of the vehicle and report any defects using the agreed procedure. Part of the role is to ensure security of the load and good welfare of the birds at all times and maintain communication with the transport office with regard to delays.

Key responsibilities may include: 

  • Collecting livestock from several farms as set out by the daily catching plan and deliver safely to the Brackley site 
  • Ensuring security of the load prior to transportation and checking bird welfare at all times 
  • Delivering finished, refrigerated goods nationwide
  • Correctly completing all necessary paperwork associated with the work you have undertaken correctly (weighbridge slips, poultry transport certificates etc) 
  • Maintaining good communication with the transport office with regards to issues or delays 
  • Wearing the approved and provided protective equipment and practicing Health and Safety at all times

What we are looking for:

  • You will have at least 6 months Class 1 driving experience 
  • You will hold a current CPC and Tacho Card 
  • You will have no more than 9 points on your license 
  • It is essential that you have good knowledge of driver regulations
  • You will have the ability to be flexible with the business needs and have a positive working attitude

Working hours:

Full time working hours are Sunday to Thursday rolling starts between 05:30 & 15:30

If you would like to work part time hours, if you want to work just one day a week, all four or a combination of days, please click apply.

A little about us: 

Avara Foods supply 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 7000 people. 

All our facilities are Covid secure, with protective measures and precautions in place to keep our people safe:

•        Daily temperature screening
•        Social distancing measures – including floor markers and 2m separation where possible
•        Screens and barriers installed at workstations and canteens
•        PPE and face coverings required in all shared spaces
•        Additional facilities and amenities to reduce congestion
•        Increased cleaning regimes across sites
•        Rolling out risk based Lateral Flow Testing across operational sites

If you’re ready to work in alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today!

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer. 
 

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