HGV Class 2 Driver
Location: Derbyshire, DE4 4HN
Salary: £22,505 per annum
Job type: Permanent, full-time
Working Hours/ Pattern: 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 6.30am to 3pm
Serco’s Environmental Services provide a complete waste and recycling service on behalf of the residents and community in Derbyshire. With a professional, dedicated and friendly team of Refuse and Recycling staff, we ensure that streets, homes and businesses are kept clean, safe and tidy, whilst providing the very best levels of customer service to all members of the community that we serve. And right now, we have an opportunity for like-minded HGV Class 2 Drivers to join our team of essential workers and help us make a positive difference to the environment we all live in.
First and foremost, you will be the public face of Serco’s Environmental Services team in the community. Our trucks are big and the first thing our customers see, and so before setting out on your rounds, you will ensure that your vehicle safety checks are completed and that your truck is clean and work ready. Once those checks are completed, you and your team of refuse loaders will set off on your pre-planned route, collecting waste and recycling from residential homes and commercial properties. We are on the front line when it comes to making sure our community remains a beautiful, safe, and clean place to live and work, a responsibility we take great pride in.
We know that refuse collection workers are our community’s unsung heroes and it can be pretty hard work, but we can offer you the opportunity to go home each day with a sense of community spirit, pride in your work, belonging within a supportive and diverse team and the knowledge that your work is making a difference in helping to promote a cleaner, greener living and working space for everyone in Derbyshire.
In addition to job satisfaction, we also offer a fantastic work/life balance. With pre-planned routes and set start and finish times, there are no nasty surprises or late finishes with Serco, leaving you with plenty of time to spend with your family and friends.
You won’t be doing this alone either. Our team is made up of professional, friendly, and supportive teammates, including managers who began their careers with Serco as Loaders and Drivers who now hold Supervisor and Operations Manager titles.
We are dedicated to the ongoing development and career progression of our Drivers, with outstanding training opportunities made available to you, along with the chance to undertake additional qualifications. These include, are not limited to, Transport Manager CPC, Team Leader and Management training, and a supportive management team who will provide guidance and advice to ensure you achieve all that you want to with Serco.
What do I need to do the role?
To be considered for a position within our team, all we ask is that you hold a valid HGV Class 2 driving licence, CPC license, previous HGV experience, plenty of enthusiasm and a big smile. It is desirable that you hold a digital tachograph card and it would go down well with the loading team if you’re happy to get involved to help them when you can as well.
We are looking to hear from candidates who are fine with the early starts and have the willingness to go the extra mile when required. You will be expected to be someone who can demonstrate strong customer service skills and is happy in dealing with members of the public.
Upon submitting your CV, you will be contacted by your dedicated recruitment contact who will answer any questions you may have about the role before being invited for an interview. Our residents are fond of their garden gates and as such, we like to make sure our drivers won’t be the ones to damage them!
Meaningful and vital work: The nature of our business means you will do interesting work that matters – delivering essential services that touch people’s lives
A world of opportunity: Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You’ll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways.
Great people: We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You’ll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment.
What we offer
- The opportunity to make a real difference to the quality of life in our communities
- A role as a company ambassador
- Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
- Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
- Interesting, varied and enjoyable work
- A company that recognises your contribution
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services. We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.
By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and [email protected] (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging.
Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.
We’re a Disability Confident employer and are committed to equal opportunities. If you have any additional queries, requirements or you need more time to apply, then please contact our recruitment team
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