Lead Driver & Trainer

  • Job Reference: 00077341-1
  • Date Posted: 16 June 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Bothwell, Lanarkshire
  • Salary: £26,000 to £30,000
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Scotch Frost of Glasgow Ltd is a leading supplier of Oriental food, beverage and catering supplies to restaurants and takeaways throughout the UK. We operate nationally with strategically placed sites located in Glasgow, Harlow and Newcastle.
We value excellent service and product safety above all else and we pride ourselves on our product range, innovation, best value and dedication to our customers.
Our product range covers ambient, chilled and frozen products and in 2020 we launched a home delivery service, bringing our food industry knowledge and professionalism to households across the UK.
We are fully committed to providing a high standard of food quality, safety and service to our customers. Further investment has also enabled us to upgrade our IT infrastructure and improvements such as this allow us to be at the forefront of food supply in the UK; both now and as we look ahead to future expansion.
Health & Safety remains a fundamental priority for us, and we are committed to maintaining a safe working environment for all team members, particularly as a result of Coronavirus. Strict adherence to preventative measures such as enhanced cleaning procedures, provision of personal protective equipment (PPE), social distancing and hygiene protocols at each of our sites; not only protects the safety and wellbeing of our people, but also their families and wider communities in which we serve.
What's on Offer?
Rate of Pay:
£26,000 - £30,000 per annum (dependant on eperience)
Contract Type:
Permanent Contract - immediate start
45 hours per week
This role will also require weekend cover, as well as working every 2nd Sunday on a rotational basis, which is currently payable at a rate of double-time.
Other Benefits:
Company uniform provided, 29 days holiday entitlement, NEST Pension Scheme, training, continuous investment in your professional development, employee discount and free car parking on-site.
About You
We are currently looking for an experienced and proactive Lead Driver & Trainer to join our well-established team based in Bothwell, Glasgow. In this newly created role, you will assist the Transport & Operations Manager with all training requirements for both new and existing Drivers in areas such as delivery protocols, health & safety, compliance and customer service. Our distribution team play a crucial part in daily operations, and your role will play a crucial part in the required training of our Drivers, as well as assisting with the provision of a smooth and efficient delivery service to our loyal customers.
You will have a strong work ethic, attention to detail, excellent communication and problem-solving skills, with the ability to work in a physically demanding and fast-paced environment. You will be a natural team player and possess a true commitment to customer service, with a keen desire to deliver and maintain our high standards at all times.
Typical Duties / Tasks
Driver training
Assist with the coordination, planning and implementation of new training programmes
Deliver products in a timely and efficient manner to our customers throughout Scotland
Deal with handball and pallet deliveries upon arrival at customer site, ensuring that no damages occur whilst in transit, or at point of delivery
Collection of payments from customers, ensuring that receipts are completed accurately, as well as safe storage of all collections
Liaise with both the Transport & Operations Manager and Warehouse Manager regarding ad-hoc sales / collections
Provision of a high standard of customer service at all times
Deal with vehicle repairs / vehicle defects
Assist with administrative tasks as required
Promote and maintain a safe working environment
Adherence to Transport Legislation, inclusive of Tachograph Rules & Regulations
Contribute to the development and implementation of operational improvements
Ensure adherence to relevant Health & Safety requirements contained within Risk Assessments and our standard operating procedures.
What You’ll Need
Transport Manager CPC (desirable, but not essential)
Full Class 2 Licence
Driver CPC Card and Digital Tachograph Card
At least 5 Years’ experience driving a Class 2 vehicle, multi-drop delivery preferred
At least 1 Years’ experience delivering driver training
HACCP, Food Safety, Health & Safety and Allergen awareness
Geographical knowledge of Scotland is an advantage
Proactive approach to promoting and maintaining safe ways of working
Ability to adapt to changing demands and adaptable workload
Accuracy and attention to detail.
Apply with a current CV that demonstrates your Driver training, as well as Class 2 driving with multi-drop delivery experience, and we’ll aim to get back to you as soon as possible!
Scotch Frost of Glasgow Ltd (and associated divisions) will not accept any unsolicited CVs from recruiters or Employment Agencies in response to this role