Packaging Design
& Manufacture
Packaging Design
& Manufacture

Class 1 LGV Driver

LGV Drivers (Class 1) 
Hours: 45 across Monday-Friday Only 
Location: Bristol 
Package: Basic Salary £30,000 plus Bonus 
& other excellent PLC Company Benefits  
Sector: Packaging Distribution

The Company 
Macfarlane Group PLC is the UK’s largest packaging distributor and we are seeking to urgently recruit experienced Class 1 LGV Drivers to join our established logistics team based at our newly relocated National Distribution Centre in Bristol. As a business, we are passionate about providing fully integrated and innovative packaging solutions augmented by outstanding customer service. As a Group we are continuing to grow significantly and always keen to attract talented new individuals to our business.

The LGV Class 1 Driver role   
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a couple of experienced LGV Class 1 Drivers to join our business in line with the relocation of our National Distribution Centre to Bristol. 
We welcome applications from motivated and enthusiastic individuals who are genuinely customer focussed, genuine team-players with good interpersonal and communication skills, coupled with a flexible approach and strong work ethic.  Our drivers work 45 hours a week across Monday to Friday only (no weekends). You will be working as an integral part of our regional logistics team, undertaking general logistics duties (including some assistance within the warehouse itself) and regular customer deliveries nationally.  

LGV Class 1 Driver Key Duties 
Reporting to the logistics manager, key duties and responsibilities of the role include:

  • Multiple customer deliveries in the local region (average of 1-15 drops daily) Drive Company vehicles and operate Company equipment in a safe and professional manner in accordance with Company policies, procedures and legislation
  • You will required to load your vehicle daily on return and secure load for safety 
  • Provide a professional driving service, to meet and exceed expectations of our customers ensuring customer service Experience level agreements are maintained.
  • Comply with the vehicle security and standing procedure at all times.
  • Carry out vehicle and auxiliary equipment checks prior to the operation of any vehicle, reporting any defects immediately
  • Report any delivery issues or exceptions in a timely manner
  • On return to site, you will report to the Logistics Manager or Supervisor for full debrief
  • This role ability to self-manage and use initiative for solving problems.
  • Responsible for the Health and Safety of themselves and others, adhering to safe working practices and the Health & Safety at Work Act, including accident, incident and damage reporting.


Do you have the correct profile? 
Firstly, you must be an experienced Class 1 Driver with the appropriate driving licence (no more than 6 points), hold a digi-card and be able to evidence at least one year’s experience of commercial LGV driving. Ideally, you will also have a forklift reach & counterbalance licence (training can be provided if not).
It is imperative that you have a strong work-ethic with a flexible ‘can do’ attitude.
Also crucial is a strong customer-focus with the ability to interact positively with our customers on a daily basis when making your drops (acting as an ambassador for Macfarlane). As a team player you will also be happy to assist with general warehouse duties on occasions alongside your core driver responsibilities.
The Package
In return we offer a competitive basic starting salary along with an attractive performance/profit linked bonus scheme), and a flexible employee benefits scheme that includes: 25 days annual leave (rising up to 27 days with service plus all bank holidays), additional holiday purchasing scheme, contributory pension & employee discount scheme. Macfarlane Group is also dedicated to maximizing every employee’s potential, by providing career development plans and pathways in an environment that fosters personal growth and continuous improvement.

Next Steps 
These are extremely urgent appointments whereby shortlisted applicants can therefore expect to be invited swiftly for interview at our Bristol (Patchway) NDC. We are seeking to fill these positions quickly and to have someone start ASAP.  To make an application please simply click ‘apply’ ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant. Please note that all shortlisted candidates can expect to hear back from us within five working days of making their application. If you do not therefore hear back within that timeframe, please assume that your application has not been successful on this particular occasion.