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Class 1 drivers wanted for local based haulier in Hereford, drivers must hold a current C&G transporting poultry qualification.

This position is ongoing and the start times vary from morning shifts 02.00 – 10.00 or afternoons 08.00 – finish. You would be collecting live stock from farms. Start time vary depending on the location of farms that you are collection from.

The working week is appx 50hrs and you will be on £16.50ph or rolled up holiday pay £18.49 PAYE this is paid Weekly.

As a member of the Primary Transport team, you will be based at our Hereford operation during the summer. You will be responsible for ensuring poultry is collected and delivered to the factories in line with bird welfare.

Key responsibilities include:
• Collecting poultry from farms and delivering to Hereford and Newent sites. • Compliance to bird welfare regulations.
• Responsible for checking loads, completing paperwork and general hygiene of lorries.
• Driving daily, following a schedule, to collect poultry and transport back to the factory, in a timely and safe manner, in accordance with driver’s regulations and guidelines.
• To fully understand and comply with all driving regulations and guidelines.
• To meet the supply needs of both factories ensuring the timely delivery of birds without any unnecessary delay to the production schedule.
• To implement and monitor the safe working practices and procedures related to Live Haul and particular areas of the factory in which we work.
• Understanding of both individual and department targets.
• To fully understand and comply with all department and company policies and guidelines.
• Co-operate in the continuous improvement of Avara Foods Ltd quality, safety and productivity standards. • Handling/lifting of items to a maximum 18kg.
• To ensure that a ‘Deep Clean’ schedule on the trailers is carried out to the required standard. • Completion of relevant departmental spreadsheets, timesheets and printing relevant transport paperwork.
• To carry out instructions as given to you by the Primary Transport Shift Manager. What are we looking for?
• Good level of English and basic numeracy skills
• The ability to work well within a team and communicate effectively
• Good attention to detail and a flexible attitude to tasks
• Ability to use own initiative and work unsupervised
• Experience of working as part of a team of drivers
• Basic level of Numeracy and Literacy Ability to carry out manual tasks
• HGV Class 1 driving licence (With minimum 2 years Driving Class 1 vehicles)
• Up to date DCPC Card
• Up to date digital tacho card
• Poultry welfare qualification (Training Given)
• Previous experience in drivers’ hours law.
• Intermediate skills/knowledge in IT.
• Self-driven and able to motivate others Due to Bird Welfare, it is essential that you do not own any Avian Pets or Poultry. All of our Operational facilities are Covid secure.

If you are interested in this position and have the relevant experience and qualifications, please contact Nicci Read 01905 330 950 or 07590 833 585, or finally send cv to

  • Posted on 12th July 2022
  • Location: Worcestershire
  • Salary: £16.50 - £18.49 per hour
  • Tenure: contract

Skills Requirement

Class 1 Group C+E Licence CPC HGV LGV Trunking

Qualifications Requirement

Class 1 Group C+E Licence Digital Tachograph Card HGV LGV C&G transporting poultry qualification