Permanent Van Delivery Driver

18 Jun 2024
28 Jun 2024
Laura Pledger

Job Title: Van Delivery Driver
Location: Bristol Avonmouth, BS11 9HU
Annual Salary: £27,000
Shift Pattern: Monday - Friday
Shift Times: 08:00 - 17:00
Working Hours: 40 hours
Contract: Permanent

Manpower is hiring a permanent Van Driver for our fantastic client, offering brand new facilities, kit, and a chance to be a part of a growing company making a difference!

As a van driver, you'll be on a mission to transport new cooking oil and exchange those empty containers. It's a hands-on role where you make an impact.

You'll be visiting the shops we want to work with, with a quick & friendly drop-in to hand over informative leaflets. It's a chance to make a memorable impression and foster those crucial partnerships. So, even when you're not behind the wheel, you're still making a significant impact!

What you'll need to do:

  • Delivering fresh oil to the catering / restaurant trade and collecting used cooking oil.
  • Pre-trip inspection of the vehicle to ensure that it is in proper working order and complies with safety regulations.
  • Regular maintenance of the vehicle to ensure it remains in proper working order and reporting any mechanical issues to the appropriate personnel.
  • Driving the vehicle in a safe and efficient manner, while adhering to traffic laws and complying with all safety regulations and procedures while operating the vehicle.
  • Safely Loading and unloading of cargo and ensuring it is secured according to safety regulations.
  • Making/taking payment for oil and the maintenance and accuracy of cash/pre-paid cards.
  • Communicating with dispatch and customers to provide updates on delivery times and any issues that arise during transport.
  • Accurate recording of information following Oil delivery and / or collection, eg completion of Waste Transfer Notes
  • Reporting of missed or failed deliveries on a daily basis to Microsite Manager.
  • Build and maintain good relationships with customers and prospective customers, assisting with sales efforts when required.

What we'll need from you:

  • A Driving Licence and a clean driving record.
  • Experience of Driving a Van's in the UK with exceptional knowledge of UK roadways, laws, and regulations (Minimum 6 Months)
  • Excellent Communication skills and be able to effectively communicate with the Transport Office, customers, and other drivers on the road.
  • Be professional in your demeanour, appearance, and conduct
  • Strong customer service orientation and a willingness to engage with customers positively is essential
  • Experience of business-to-business sales generation and achievement of targets as part of a wider driving role is desirable (but not essential).
  • Awareness of safety regulations relating to driving a vehicle and health and safety in the workplace.
  • Ability to problem solve and be able to demonstrate examples as to when they have handled unexpected situations.
  • A high level of attention to detail due to the nature of checking documents.
  • You should have a strong work ethic, be reliable and flexible in your schedule, as the job may require you to work long hours, nights, weekends, and holidays.

Free On-Site Parking: Enjoy the convenience of free on-site parking, and for those eco-warriors, we've even got electric charging available depending on where you are based!
Time Off That Counts: You'll have a generous allocation of 25 days of paid leave plus 8 bank holidays to make the most of your well-deserved time off.
Wanting to Upgrade? For anyone who is looking to upskill there's an exciting opportunity after you have passed your probation to upskill to a 7.5-tonne driver. Your future is full of possibilities.

Please be aware a basic DBS check will be completed during the recruitment process!

If this sounds like it would suit you, then why not apply to be part of our rapidly expanding team and make a difference together