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  • Business: Wickes
  • Sector: Driver
  • Location: Crawley, West Sussex
  • Salary: £34,000
  • Hours of work: 48 hours weekly average
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 28-Mar-2017
  • Job reference: 8023

Job Description

Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. We’re part of the Travis Perkins Group, one of the UK’s top employers. That’s why the first thing you’ll notice at Wickes is the way everyone pulls together.  It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make.  Chances are you’ve never experienced anything quite like our culture.  All our colleagues come from different backgrounds, but what we all have in common is a determination to succeed and a passion for being the best we can be. If that sounds like you, we’ll make you feel right at home.

The role we're recruiting for:

The role of Lead Driver is to manage a safe, cost effective and customer driven outbase operation.

Principle Accountabilities:

  • Develop a culture based on a safe working environment both on site and out on the road

  • To ensure adherence to laws and company policies pertaining to the safe and compliant operation of company vehicles

  • To ensure site compliance to legal and company H&S audit standards

  • To ensure optimum staffing levels on site to meet company objectives and in line with budget

  • Identify areas to reduce damages and shortages in line with wider business objectives

  • Coach and develop own team within existing roles and in line with succession plan

  • Ensure that crews at all times operate in line with company delivery procedures and SSOW

A full job description is available prior to interview.

What are we looking for?

  • Minimum 1 year as LGV2 driver

  • Current LGV2, DCPC and Digicard   

  • Working knowledge of Transport Operations/Law

  • Strong geographical knowledge

  • IAM/ROSPA Advanced Driving

  • Formal administrative qualification

  • Knowledge and experience of transport legislation

  • Customer focus

  • Reliable, tolerant and determined.

What we can offer you?

Travis Perkins plc are one of the UK leaders in the building materials and home improvement markets. Recognised as one of Britain’s Top Employers since 2010, we offer our employees access to extensive career opportunities across over 20 leading businesses including Travis Perkins, Wickes, Keyline and City Plumbing Supplies. We operate out of more than 2,000 outlets nationwide and have over 28,000 colleagues.

Our strong family values and 'cornerstones' lie at the heart of the success of our journey - from family business to forward thinking business. If matching your ambition to our culture is an exciting prospect, there's never been a better time to join us.  And if, like us, you put customers at heart of everything you do, you can expect to be rewarded with a full package of perks on top of a salary that grows with you as you grow in our business.


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