Packaging Design
& Manufacture
Packaging Design
& Manufacture

LGV Driver (Class 1/C+E)

LGV Driver (Class 1) 
Location: Sudbury
Hours: 40 across Sunday-Thursday Only (Night shift)
Package: Basic Salary up to circa £33,000 (dependent on experience) 
& other excellent PLC Company Benefits  
Sector: Packaging Distribution
The Company
We, the UK’s largest packaging distributor have an exciting opportunity for an experienced LGV Driver (Class 1/C+E Licence) to join our logistics team based in Sudbury. We are a committed equal opportunities employer that champions ‘dignity in the workplace’. Our focus is to provide customers with fully integrated and innovative packaging solutions, augmented by outstanding customer service. As a leading distributor, logistics is at the very heart of what we do best. Welcoming dedicated new people into our business who have a passion for delivering excellence is key to our continued success.

The LGV Class 1 Driver role   
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced LGV Class 1 Driver to join our business.  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.  This role will be based on a 40 hour working week, comprising of Sunday (6:30pm-3:30am) and Monday-Thursday inclusive (7:00pm-4:00am). You will be undertaking night-time trunk driving within the wider region.
LGV Class 1 Key Duties 
Reporting to the logistics manager, key duties and responsibilities of the role include:

  • 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 (C+E licence, with 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. Given the outlined working pattern for night time trunking, you must be happy with this proposed hours of work on a long-term arrangement as this is a permanent contract of employment.
The Package
We provide a competitive basic starting salary (commensurate with experience) along with a 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 maximising every employee’s potential, by providing career development plans and pathways in an environment that fosters personal growth and continuous improvement.
Next Steps
This is an urgent appointment whereby we will be working to identify and review the very best of applicants swiftly in the hope of selecting our favoured candidate to commence with us ASAP. To make an application please simply click ‘apply’ ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant. All applications will be acknowledged, shortlisted applicants normally hearing from us within a week or two. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified at the end of our process, although if you haven’t heard from us within a fortnight of applying, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.