Lead Driver – Eden Farm Hulleys – Deighton

Eden Farm Hulleys

Eden Farm Hulleys are looking for a Lead Driver to join our operation is based in York and will operate 5 vehicles up to 7.5. The successful candidate must have experience in a similar role with 3.5T or 7.5T driving experience.
The working week is five days a week with occasional Saturday work throughout the summer period. A flexible ‘can do’ attitude is key. The regular start time for shifts is between 5am-7am dependant on the needs of the business.
Main tasks and responsibilities
Provide a start of day or end of day brief to driving staff.
Manage driver start times in line with scheduled routes.
Driving duties daily albeit that driving duties will be flexed to enable sufficient time for the other aspects of the role.
Liaise with the company’s central operation support team.
Inspect, identify and report vehicle defects to ensure staff welfare and compliance with health & safety requirements.
Ensure the operation remains legally compliant (Tachographs/vehicle maintenance)
Ensure the administrative aspect of the role is conducted daily
Staff discipline/recruitment
Knowledge, skills & experience required
Experienced in multi-drop driving operations using 3.5 tonne or larger vehicles.
Good communication skills and computer literate.
The following attributes, though not essential, are attractive:
Experience of handling cash payments from customers.
A Class 2 HGV license (not essential)
Health & safety qualifications (IOSH) (not essential)
Excellent geographical knowledge
Food distribution experience
Experience and certification to drive counterbalance forklift trucks (not essential)
Manual handling experience
Familiar with recruitment and disciplinary processes. Great people person
A good understanding of Tachographs and relative WTD legislation (not essential)
Eden Farm Hulleys, owned by Kitwave Group, is one of the market leaders in the wholesale distribution of frozen food, ice cream and chilled products to the cash & carry and independent outlets. With Depots nationwide, the business is focused on customer service by maintaining a high level of service characterised by our guiding principle “deliver on promise”.

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