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Delivery Driver

Essential Trading Co-operative

Posted: 12 Sep 2023

Deadline: 25 Sep 2023

Compensation: £11.26 per hour



Job description

Working at Essential

You’ll be joining a diverse, dynamic, and positive bunch of people aiming to change the world for the better. Essential is a pioneering worker co-operative, a wholesaler, manufacturer and retailer proud of specialising in ethically-produced, organic, fair trade and GMO-free food, sourced from all corners of the globe.

Upon completing your probationary period, there is the chance to become a Member of our Worker Co-operative, with further opportunities to participate in and co-manage our business.

The role

Driver required to deliver goods on multi-drop deliveries to our customers: restaurants, shops, houses, and festivals - mostly around South West and Southern England, Wales and the Midlands.

We operate a variety of vehicles, from Sprinters to 7.5 tonne trucks, up to Class II (C) lorries. The work involves unloading by hand and some fork lifting (training provided).

Your hours would be worked between Monday and Friday, based at our Fishponds Warehouse. Drivers must be able to start early on a regular basis – average start time is 7am, but can be earlier.

Class II licenses are preferred; however, if you are a 7.5 tonne driver please apply and after a successful probation period you may receive paid Class II (C) training (please specify what licence you have in your application). Driver qualification card and Driver Tacho Card are essential for the role.

Drivers must be comfortable lifting up to 25kgs on a regular basis

What we offer

Essential is a Living Wage Foundation accredited employer. The starting wage for all permanent positions is £11.26 per hour, increasing with length of service. Workers also get a range of benefits and a generous staff discount.

Application information

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Job description and downloadable application forms can be found on our vacancies page

The closing date for this post is 12 noon on Monday 25th September 2023. Interviews will take place at our Fishponds warehouse on Monday 2nd September 2023.

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About Essential Trading Co-operative

Essential Trading is a leading UK organic and Fairtrade product wholesaler, Essential Trading manufacture and distribute sustainable wholefoods, ecological household products and cruelty free body care items across Europe and internationally.