LGV Driver (Class 1)

Job Type:


HGV Driver (Class 1)

Hours: 40 across Monday-Friday Only

Sector: Packaging Distribution

Location: Lincolnshire across Midlands & Northern Region

Package: Basic Salary £25,000 plus Bonus & Benefits

& other excellent PLC Company Benefits  

The Company

Macfarlane Group PLC is the UK’s largest packaging distributor and we are seeking to urgently hire an experienced HGV Driver (with Class 1 licence) to deliver products on behalf of our manufacturing site based in Grantham, Lincolnshire across the Midlands and some of the Northern Region. 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 HGV Class 1 Driver role   

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced HGV Driver (Class 1 licence) to join our business.  We welcome applications from motivated and enthusiastic individuals who are genuinely customer focussed, proven team-players with good interpersonal and communication skills, coupled with a flexible approach and strong work ethic.  Our drivers shall work 40 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 regular assistance within the warehouse itself) and regular multi-drop across the proposed wider region.

HGV Class 1 Driver Key Duties

Reporting to the logistics manager, key duties and responsibilities of the role include:

  • Multi-drop deliveries across the proposed region
  • Ensuring a first class level of customer service
  • Daily vehicle inspections
  • Ensuring compliance with Driver legislation
  • Supporting loading and unloading of vehicles
  • Receive, inspect and unload supplier deliveries
  • Pick, load and dispatch goods
  • Operate MHE as necessary
  • Maintenance of vehicles

Do you have the correct profile?

Firstly, you must be an experienced Class 1 Driver with the appropriate driving licence and at least one year’s experience of multi-drop driving commercially. Ideally, you will also have a forklift reach & counterbalance licence (training can potentially 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 (which shall be reviewed after 6 months) along with an attractive performance/profit linked bonus scheme), and a flexible employee benefits scheme that includes: up to 33 days annual leave (*includes bank holidays and service increase after five years), additional holiday purchasing scheme, contributory pension, health scheme, childcare vouchers & 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 extremely urgent appointment whereby shortlisted applicants can therefore expect to be invited swiftly for interview at our Grantham site. We are hoping to find someone who is able to start with us 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.