Your Role as a Class 1 Driver
Haulage and logistics is the 5th largest UK Employment sector, this means that Class 1 Drivers are in demand. You can work on short or long haul delivery runs on either a permanent or flexible contract. Class 1 Drivers are able to drive Category C+E vehicles which include articulated lorries. If you like to work alone and enjoy travelling the country and want a job that is reliable then this is a great career choice!
Daily Duties of a Class 1 Driver
- Plan delivery routes and ensure that routes maximise productivity.
- For goods to be delivered, drivers must communicate with customers to coordinate drop-offs and pick-ups.
- Supervising the Loading of Goods
- To ensure the safety of the product, drivers check that all products are safely secured for transport.
- Route Alterations- Sometimes, routes must be altered if there are accidents or large amounts of traffic.
- Lorry inspections to be sure that it complies with national safety regulations and legal requirements.
- Logging hours and filing delivery forms are the responsibility of the driver.
- If a driver notices an issue with the lorry, it is the driver’s responsibility to see that it gets the proper maintenance.
- Drivers must report any accident or issue to the company dispatcher.
- To ensure customer satisfaction, drivers must interact with customers politely and address any concerns a customer may have.
Required Experience and Skills of a Class 1 Driver
- Good driving skills and knowledge of current Road Transport Regulations.
- Awareness of Health and Safety issues
- Mechanical and vehicle knowledge
- Polite, courteous, respectful and helpful.
- Self motivation and ability to work independently
- Good communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to complete Paperwork and often use hand-held electronic devices to log your deliveries.
Long known as Britain's Gateway to Europe, with over 70,000 registered businesses, Kent offers a great place to find work - with an unemployment rate of 2.4% - lower than the national average.
The county of Kent has a population of over 155 Million people, with towns including Dartford, Swanley, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Ashford and Folkestone all having great transport links to London and the coast.
The county has a lot to offer it's residents and visitors, with miles of open countryside, quaint coastal towns and lifestyle destinations such as Bluewater Shopping Centre. You don't get a much better way to relax in your downtime than sitting in a Kentish pub garden with the sun shining down on you, enjoying the fresh countryside air that the garden of England offers.
HGV Class 1 / C+E Driver (Tramping/Nights Out)
£36608 Per Annum + 25 per night out bonus
Are you looking to branch away from your boring daily commute? We havenights-out roles available in the Dartford area! With these roles, you will be working up to 4 nights out per week, which means you will only be travelling to and from the depot once or twice a week, saving you miles and money on your current daily commute! Swanstaff are seeking experienced HGV Class 1 Drivers on behalf of our client, who are keen to secure a new opportunity collecting trailer units from variousports across the UK! This is a genuine opportunity to branch away from dead-end driving roles into a long-term, challenging career with unlimited future potential! Job Title: HGV Class 1 Tramper Driver (Class 1/C+E/Nights Out) Location: Dartford, Kent Salary: £36,608 per annum + £25 per night “Night Out” bonus + “Sick Pot Bonus after 1 year of employment” All you need is a minimum of 2 years, HGV Class 1 experience and a go-getter attitude! You will be flexible to complete tramping shift patterns on a Monday – Friday basis. Full training is provided along with stability, career progression and an amazing team behind you! Please note, assessments and training for these roles will be based in Dartford, Kent. The Role of a HGV Class 1 Tramper Driver Collecting and delivering curtain-sided trailers from different ports across the UK Ensuring all loads are safely strapped and secured Ensuring all cargo is collecting and delivered Requirements of a HGV Car Tramper Driver: Full Class 1 (Cat C+E) Driving Licence Valid Digital Tachograph Card Valid CPC/DQC Card Minimum of 2 years recent experience in Class 1 Driving Must be comfortable undertaking overnight stay shifts If you are looking for the next step in your careerthen please get in touch with Garethin our Head Office on 01322 479999. These roles will be filled quickly, so get intouch today if you don’t want to miss out! EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH OPPORTUNITIES Swanstaff Recruitment is an equal employment company
Class 2 Driver
£12 Per Hour
Are you a HGV Class 2/Category C driver looking for regular, multi drop work? If yes, we can help you! Job title:Class 2 Driver Location:Dartford, Kent Rate of pay:£12.00 per hour The role of a Class 2 Driver: Our client based in Dartford are looking for more Drivers to assist with their deliveries. They are part of a pallet network so deliveries might be to private addresses or businesses. You will be required to help unload the vehicle where required with the use of a tail lift but some vehicles are also curtainsiders for forklift deliveries. The working days normally start at 6am, but can be earlier as required and are normally quite long and can be up to 14 hours depending on the amount of deliveries. Delivery areas might be anywhere in London, or in a radius of 70 miles from Dartford. You must be willing to work in any area you are asked to! You will have anywhere up to 15 deliveries per day and may also be asked to do collections if required. Our pay rate of £12 per hour is for PAYE drivers, if you are set up as a Ltd company please call us to discuss rates! Requirements of a Class 2 Driver: Class 2/ Category C licence held for a minimum of 1 year No more than 3 penalty endorsements on driving licence Willing to work long shifts Benefits: Excellent earning potential Regular shifts Holiday pay (paye drivers) Weekly pay by BACS Recommend a friend scheme If you're interested in this role please apply online now or alternatively please get in touch with Matt from our Swanley team! Looking for a tool to help you with your job search? Download the Swanstaff APP now for all our latest vacancies, career advice and more!
£9.25 Per Hour
Are you an experienced van driver looking for a delivery job with a difference? If yes, we might be able to help! Job title:3.5T Driver Location:Dartford, Kent Rate of pay:£9.25 per hour The role of a 3.5T Driver: Our client based in Dartford are getting prepared for their peak delivery period and have asked us to recruit experienced 3.5t van drivers to assist with their deliveries. Some vehicles will be double manned, some will be driver only, this also depends on the size and weight of deliveries. These deliveries will be to private addresses and will involve delivery of household items and other products. The requirements of a 3.5T Driver: Customer satisfaction is paramount so you will need to have excellent customer service skills that will include an excellent level of English. Due to insurance restrictions we are only looking for experienced drivers that have held their licence for a minimum of 2 years and have previous delivery experience. In return we can offer: Regular shifts Weekly pay Long hours Recommend a friend scheme Pension after qualifying period If you're interested in this role please apply online now or alternatively please get in touch with Matt from our Swanley team!
7.5T Driver temp to perm
£10.50 Per Hour
Are you an experienced 7.5T driver or a new pass Class 2/ Category C driver looking for regular work? If yes- we want to speak to you! We are urgently looking for drivers for our client based near Dartford who are looking for professional 7.5t drivers to assist with their deliveries. Job title:7.5T Driver Location:Dartford, Kent Rate of pay:£10.50 per hour The role of a 7.5T Driver: These are customer facing roles so you must be presentable and have an excellent attitude towards customer care and satisfaction. You will have up to 30 deliveries a day and you will work closely with your drivers mate to ensure that deliveries are made on time and customers are kept fully briefed on the status of their delivery. These are 2 man deliveries of brown goods and will involve heavy lifting to the room of choice by the customer and if the customer wants the packaging removed this must be done. If rules on Coronavirus change these delivery requirements might change. Requirements of a 7.5T Driver: Valid C1 driving licence entitlement No more than 3 penalty endorsement points Valid Drivers CPC Digital tacho card Willing to work long hours including Saturdays Benefits Regular Work Weekly pay by BACS Pension scheme Holiday pay accrual Great earning potential Possibility of fulltime employment direct with the client If you're interested in this role, please apply online now or alternatively please get in touch with Matt Way from our Swanley team! Looking for a tool to help you with your job search? Download the Swanstaff APP now for all our latest vacancies, career advice and more! EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH OPPORTUNITIES Swanstaff Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer.
Internal Recruiter / Talent Acquisition
£25000 - 28000 Per Annum
Internal Recruiter / Talent Acquisition Consultant £20,000 - £28,000 (dependant on experience) About the team you are applying for; Swanstaff Recruitment isn’t like other agencies – we do things differently, that’s why we have won 12 awards in the last two years alone! We are looking for some real ‘grafters’ to join our Swanfamily, who can keep up with our pace (in work and socially!) and who want to be part of a bigger picture and put their stamp on the company. We have really strong teams throughout our branch network and Head Office; therefore there are no room for coasters! We’re a family; friendly, happy and more importantly we are all self-starters! We’re not afraid to get involved and get our hands dirty, as well as being madly passionate about the Swanstaff brand! What’s in it for me? Apart from being part of a fantastic Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to work for you will receive; Share scheme option from day 1 of joining us – be a Swanstaff Shareholder not just a Swanstaff Employee! Massive incentives such as trips abroad and days out! Prescriptions, Eye care and Private dental care IPhone Discounted Gym membership, Flights and Hotels (+ many more) 33 days holiday (including bank holidays) * Things you’ll be working on; Building Talent pipelines internally for Swanstaff, maintain direct sourcing methods as well as managing applicants, having a real tight grip on the roles you are working on, we have a high volume of roles so we are looking for a fast worker! Working closely with the Branch managers, Directors and the team to understand the needs of the business and the role, you will constantly be identifying new leads and Headhunting potential Talent for our branch network. Assessing candidates via detailed telephone screenings, inviting them into interview with us, coordinating open days, group interviews and prepping candidates. Ensuring that candidate customer service is the best it can, we want people to know how much of a great company we are whether they are successful or not! Having you game face on – gaining a wide understanding of our competitors and what they are up to so you can stand out from the crowd! Continually expanding your Network of Recruiters through networking, Marketing and Social Media. You’ll be incredibly driven and focused on exceeding the realistic and achievable targets that we set you. Deal breakers. Things we need from you; Recruitment background – we are looking for an experienced recruiter who is now looking for a role which is less business development and more networking and relationship building. Extensive sourcing experience. Be a super sleuth, able to locate & recruit the best available talent using a wide range of tools. Be a ruthlessly efficient networker, someone with the ability to turn every conversation into a converted Swanstaff employee. Have a proven track record of using modern recruitment methods, with an in-depth understanding of how to use Linked and social media to attract candidates. Being able to drive and having your own transport. You’ll find yourself travelling regularly because there will always be people to see, places to go and interviews to attend. You’ll have proven track record of outstanding sales achievement and business-winning and the ability to consistently exceed KPI’s Attitude – we are big on hiring for personality and drive; do you think you can keep up with our pace? Things you should know about us before you click apply; We enjoy activities such as sports day at our Quarterly, whole company meetings, and we take it seriously! We are a competitive bunch...see you at the long jump! We really enjoy a social get together, whether it is at our Christmas parties or summer events, you will fund us having bumper cars wars or trying to beat each other at our Swanstaff casino! Whether this will suit your skill set or you have a superstar friend you feel would benefit from hearing about us – you can contact me on the following! email@example.com Lucy - 01322 473157 https://uk.linkedin.com/in/suttonlucy www.swanstaff.co.uk *20 days holiday when you start, after the successful completion of your probation you will be given an extra 5 days holiday. After 2 years’ service holiday increases to 28 days.