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Ilkeston

CLASS 2
DRIVER

Job Details

Job Title: Class 2 Driver

Salary: £33,000 Per Annum

Contract Type: Permanent, Full-time

Contracted hours: 45 hours per week (5 days out of 7)

Working Days: Monday to Friday

Shift Pattern: 9 Hour Days

Location: Ilkeston

Benefits: View our Employee Benefits leaflet.

About Creed

Creed is a family business, established in 1972, which is ambitious with it's growth within the industry. We deliver a great range of multi-temperature food products, including our butchery and fresh ranges to caterers across the country from our offices in Cheltenham, Ilkeston & High Wycombe. It's a great place to be and we are proud of our role in supporting our local community. We are dedicated to creating a great place to work, with great people and in 2020 were listed by Sunday Times as one of the top 100 companies to work for, having achieved a “two star” status with best companies. Our people are committed to our values, choose their attitude and focus on the needs of the customer. They work hard and are committed to providing a great service but want to have some fun and development along the way. Our employees often get involved in charity events, attend the company conversations, put forward their ideas for improvement and contribute in the team briefings. Our core business values are being: Commercial, Proud, Friendly and Nurturing.

Role Details

Being a Driver at Creed Foodservice is much more than meeting each delivery on time. In all of our driving roles you will have the opportunity to get to know your regular customers and deliver a personalised service. Many of our Drivers follow regular routes several days per week and build friendships with the customers that they deliver to, often finding their Coffee or Tea, just the way that they like it when they arrive to deliver to regular routes. Our drivers receive recognition for their positive attitude, friendly jokes, and willingness to help both from our customers and other teams with some being recognised and receiving awards from our Chief Executive and Managing Director. Being a Driver at Creed isn’t just about ensuring each delivery reaches our customers on time, you are able to build genuine relationships with the Chefs and other staff in a variety of Schools, Care Homes, Pubs, Restaurants, Hotels, Leisure facilities and more and have the autonomy to go the extra mile to deliver excellent service for them because we #BelieveInMore.

Everyone in our business understands the importance of our Drivers and we make sure that every new starter in our business has the opportunity to spend a day being a Drivers Mate as part of their induction, so they fully understand the valuable part that you play, delivering excellent service to our customers and making sure that our customers can prepare delicious meals for theirs.

As well as being a valued member of the team and providing great service to our customers you will make multiple drops in a day, delivering temperature-controlled products (both frozen and refrigerated) so you will need to carry out temperature checks and ensure that you take the necessary breaks required to avoid tacho infringements. Your safety is important to us, so we want you to follow all legislative requirements, including drivers hour’s and to drive with due care and attention. You will also need to complete all of the necessary paperwork accurately and in a timely fashion (VC40, Temperature Records, Debrief), Conduct all daily checks, resolve any issues and report any accidents that may occur and ensure that the vehicle (and where applicable fridge and freezer) are fuelled.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Enjoy talking to people, building relationships and delivering great service to customers.
  • Want to work for a company that values you and the important role that you play in the business.
  • Are a team player who is willing to help others to make sure that hungry people are fed, on time.
  • Want to work somewhere where others will help you to get your customers the right products on time.
  • Want to get to know and build friendships at work, instead of just delivering products to different people every day.
  • Are Friendly, adaptable and comfortable with accommodating schedule changes to ensure that all of our customers receive great service.
  • Have a Class 2 Licence and Full CPC hours and can manage your time to ensure you drive safely, taking the right breaks.
  • Multi-drop and temperature controlled delivery experience will set your application at a distinct advantage.

If this sounds like you and you want to find a driving role where you can make a difference and are recognised as an important part of the business, then apply now to work for Creed Foodservice.

What you get in return:

  •  Competitive salary 
  • Bonus of £833.33 bonus payable in December 2022.
  • Training and development and career progression opportunities.
  • Recognition for doing a great job and going the extra mile from customers, your department and the rest of the business.
  • Respect and support from your team, supervisors and managers.
  • 33 Days of annual leave per year.
  • Life insurance for 2 times your annual salary.
  • Employee discount on purchases and regular special offers for staff.
  • Access to an online discount portal, providing discounts for gyms, the cinema, supermarkets, high street retailers, cashback for changing your electricity supplier and much more helping you to save money on purchases that you would ordinarily make.
  • Employee assistance programme that offers confidential support and advice which includes free access to legal advice, wellness programmes and much more.
  • Auto-Enrolment Pension Scheme.

Creed also offer employees the opportunity to join our Savings Scheme, join the Staff Lottery to support our selected charities and be in with the chance of winning £250 each month, an additional day off each year which you can use to help a charitable cause of your choice and much more. We are also a Living Wage Foundation accredited employer.

Creed Careers

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for this position, please send your CV and a covering letter to jobs@creedfoodservice.co.uk detailing why you are perfect for this role and what value you can add to the business.

At this stage, we will not be accepting agency applications.

 

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age, as outlined in our equal opportunities policy.