Class 1 HGV Driver

Posted 10 July 2024
Salary £17.00
LocationKiveton Park
Job type Permanent - Part Time
Discipline Logistics & Distribution
Job FunctionOperations
Expiry date 07 August 2024

Job description

42 million quiches annually for a diverse clientele that includes retail and delicatessen customers. In addition to our quiche production, we manufacture a variety of chilled meals, soups, sauces, and licensed products for Weight Watchers International Inc.


We’re a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK and our purpose is to make every day taste better.  We’re sure you’ve tried our products because we supply food for the all the major supermarkets in the UK!

Our vast direct-to-store (DTS) distribution network, comprising of 17 depots nationwide, enables us to make over 10,400 daily deliveries of our own chilled and frozen produce and that of third parties.


Kiveton also serves as the hub for Greencore's chilled trunker fleet. Our consolidation and dispatch area forms the operational base for a substantial fleet of temperature-controlled vehicles, facilitating efficient distribution for Greencore companies and other contracted chilled food manufacturers.

What you'll be doing

Role Details:

**Pay Rate: **£17.00 per hour  (Paid weekly)

**Overtime: **Overtime rate x 1.25 after 42 hours

Shift Pattern:  

1 -Thursday to Saturday  (3 shifts), Guaranteed minimum 25 hours per week  Shift Times: starting between 18:00 to 21:30. (Based on 3 from 7 Pro rata) 

2.  Thursday to Monday (5 Shifts) Guaranteed minimum 42 hours per week  Shift Times : starting between 01:00 to 06:00 (Based on 5 from 7 Pro rata) 

Holiday:  17 days paid holidays (Inc bank holidays / based on 3 from 7 Pro rata) OR 28 days paid holidays (Inc bank holidays / based on 5 from 7 Pro rata)


As a key member of our team, your responsibilities will include:

Ensuring the safe and timely delivery of goods.

Directly liaising with delivery points.

Portraying a professional branded image to all our customers.

Maintaining excellent relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Obtaining signed or electronic Proof of Delivery (POD) documents.

Completing necessary transport administration at the beginning, end, and during shifts.

Driving in a fuel-efficient and safe manner.

Full compliance with all EU Driver Hours and Road Transport Directive (RTD) Regulations.

Ensuring goods are transported within correct temperature specifications.

Adhering to safe systems of work for equipment usage.

Completing pre and post-vehicle checks and reporting any defects appropriately.


Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on-the-job training and development.

What we’re looking for

To be successful in this role, you should:

  • Have no unspent endorsements, except for speeding and/or parking offences, to a maximum of 6 points.
  • Be compliant with the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence.
  • Have no convictions (spent or otherwise) for careless/dangerous driving or driving under the influence of drink or drugs within the last 5 years.
  • Be fully conversant with the requirements of EC Directive 561/2006 and 3821/85, strictly obeying the law related to Drivers Hours and Tachograph systems.
  • Possess reasonable knowledge of the UK Highway Code and the ability to read and understand written instructions displayed on road signs.
  • Display a reasonable understanding of the legal restrictions applied to Large Goods Vehicles, particularly regarding bridge height warning signs, yellow box junctions, and restricted zones (e.g., London Congestion Charging/London Lorry Ban).
  • Have a minimum of 6 months of experience in a similar working environment.


At Greencore, we prioritize our people, celebrating diversity, and fostering an environment where everyone can be their authentic selves. Together, we make every day taste better.

If you meet these criteria, join us and contribute to driving the future success of Greencore.

What you’ll get in return

  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits
  • Holidays
  • Life insurance up to 4x salary
  • Company share save scheme
  • Greencore Qualifications
  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform
  • Access to a full Wellbeing Centre platform
  • Paid driver CPC training - Online & On-site courses provided
  • Drivers’ health medicals paid
  • Generous company pension contribution up to 8% (Post probationary period)
  • Free Parking
  • Union affiliation
  • Full uniform and PPE provided
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Occupational health support
  • Factory Staff Shops
  • Brand New Fleet in 2023!
  • Long service awards
  • Employee engagement prizes