Collection Driver




Would suit retired or semi-retired driver looking for summer work

£12.00 per hour (Vehicle and mobile phone supplied + fuel float)

Start mid- July to Sept/October

Really nice role for an experienced driver who is available to work for our client during the harvest season. The position entails the collection of samples from farms throughout the region and forwarding them on for sampling to the company laboratory. The role would suit a semi-retired person or someone looking for a role just for the summer months who enjoys driving around the country and meeting farmers. 

Key responsibilities Collection Driver:

  • To join on-line induction and health & safety training sessions ahead of commencement of fulfilling duties.
  • Work with the Farm Relations Manager and team to follow requests to collect pre-drawn samples from farm from an agreed collection point.   (There will be NO requirement for any samples to be taken by the collection driver).
  • Ensure information recorded on the sample bag matches that of the testing request.
  • Package samples and deliver to an agreed courier depot, or Hemswell laboratory depending upon harvest collection driver location.
  • Drive a company provided vehicle safely in accordance with the law.  To ensure that the vehicle has weekly oil/water checks and is washed. 
  • Submit hours worked and mileage travelled weekly via provided mobile handset.

Personal specification for Collection Driver: 

  • Email address vital for daily instructions
  • Must have held a full UK driving licence for a minimum of 3 years and have no more than 3 penalty points on your licence. 
  • Reliable, self-motivated and hard working
  • Good communication and IT skills

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