Van Drivers

  • Job Reference: 948/01356
  • Date Posted: 25 June 2024
  • Employer: Driver Hire Torbay
  • Location: Newton Abbot, Devon
  • Salary: £29,250 to £31,250
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Opportunity: Van Driver (Cat B) 

Location: Newton Abbot

Pay: £12.50 per hour (£29,250 per annum) 

Employment Type: Full-time, Permanent

Role Highlights:

  • £2,000 annual bonus

  • 28 days holiday per year

  • Guaranteed 90 hours over two weeks

  • After 9-12 months, there is potential to advance to Class 2 HGV training

  • A Driver's mate is provided when required

Working Hours:

  • Monday to Friday, and every third week, Tuesday to Saturday

  • Monday start: 07:30

  • Tuesday to Friday start: Between 06:20 and 07:00 (as advised)

  • Saturday start: 06:30 (finish around 12:30)

  • Bank holidays worked as normal days


  • Valid Category B licence

  • No more than 3 points on your licence

  • Physically able to perform manual handling tasks

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Good communication skills

  • Your own transportation is essential for getting to and from work

  • Working mobile phone

Role Overview:

You will be delivering products to customers within a specific area in a safe and friendly manner, ensuring the care and upkeep of your designated vehicle, and providing excellent customer service standards.

Main Duties:

  • Prepare the vehicle by conducting operator maintenance and ensuring all products for delivery are correct and loaded safely.

  • Complete delivery notes, return sheets, and collect payments.

  • Execute any special requests from customers by picking up and delivering items as directed on the delivery note.

  • Maintain customer confidence by keeping information strictly confidential regarding premise security and operational information.

  • Check run sheets and pick orders for your deliveries, planning your route and requirements for the drop.

  • Inform customers of any stock shortages or problems with their delivery.

  • Return all empty kegs and gas bottles, ensuring they are correctly stored and unloaded.

  • Adhere to correct health and safety procedures.

  • Complete all required checks and ensure that check sheets are passed to the distribution manager.

  • Assist in the warehouse when required.

  • Look presentable in the correct uniform at all times.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Good safety practices and driving habits

  • Possess the correct driving licence required for the vehicle

  • Good communication skills

  • Excellent customer service skills


Call Driver Hire (Torbay) office at 01364 644149 for more information, or click Apply.

What Driver Hire can offer you

Driver Hire is the UK's largest specialist transport and logistics recruitment company, providing regular, ongoing delivery driving work. We treat you as the true professional you are. In our latest survey, 95% of our candidates rated the level of respect and service they received from their Driver Hire office as Excellent or Good, and 87% scored 8/10 or more when asked if they would recommend working for Driver Hire. This is something we are extremely proud of across our network.

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We offer a wide range of job openings for drivers of various vehicle classes, including Class 1, Class 2, 7.5T HGV, LGV, and multi-drop van drivers. Additionally, we're always seeking warehouse staff, forklift drivers, and driver's mates to join our team. Our clients are located in Torquay, Newton Abbot, Paignton, Totnes, South Brent, Kingsbridge, Salcombe, and surrounding areas of South Devon. With excellent commuter links from Plymouth and Exeter, our job opportunities are accessible to a wide range of candidates. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us to learn more about our exciting job vacancies.