Head Office Mayfield Edinburgh

HGV Class 1 Walking Floor Driver, Dalkeith

The NWH Group is a second-generation family business headquartered in Midlothian. Servicing the whole of Scotland and Newcastle from ten sites, the NWH Groups vision is to eliminate waste by transforming it into a valuable product. 

On our mission to eliminate waste we provide waste collection services to the Leisure, Retail and construction industries. Collecting waste with our fleet of Trade Refuse, Skip, Tipper, Grab and Walking Floor articulated vehicles, transporting materials to our Material recycling facilities where we produce a valuable product such as cardboard, Paper, Washed sands, Biomass for energy and animal bedding.

The business is now primed for the next phase of growth following strong trading performances and we are recruiting to increase our team to deliver this vision.

The NWH Group has strong family values and cultures which are an imperative of the recruitment process. Do you want to work for a business who puts safety and compliance at the forefront of everything? Would you like to be part of a team who never settle and are always aiming higher, who value each other’s contributions and always strive to deliver that local service whilst being part of a national business? If the answer is yes, then we might have the position for you.

We are now recruiting for a HGV Class 1 Walking Floor Driver to join our team based in Dalkeith, Midlothian. This is a rare opportunity, with Class 1 openings uncommon in the business. This is a full-time position, with normal working hours of 40 hours per week, with overtime regularly available both during the week and every second Saturday.

The average weekly wage based on a 52-hour week is £600 - £650 per week based on Basic Rate, Overtime and Weekly Driver bonus.

The basic rate of pay for the first 8 hours per day is £9.83.

The overtime rate after 8 hours, and all day Saturdays is £14.75.

In addition to this, all drivers are included in a Driver bonus scheme of up to £1.05 extra per hour for every hour worked based on Accident Levels, Infringements, Telematics and Employee Engagement.

Overnight stays in the vehicle are a common occurrence within our Class 1 fleet, with these ranging from none some weeks, up to 5 nights in other weeks, dependant on customer demands and business needs. Overnights are paid at £28 per night.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in operating Walking Floor or Ejector trailers, with experience of off-road driving in landfill and other waste sites. However, drivers with experience in other vehicles in the Construction, Waste and Recycling industries will be considered.

The ideal HGV Class 1 Walking Floor Driver will have:

  • Held their Class 1 Licence for at least two years
  • Valid CPC entitlement
  • Digital Tachograph card
  • Good knowledge of road networks in Edinburgh and the Lothians
  • Less than 6 points or less on their licence (No DR, DD, CD or IN codes)
  • An excellent command of the English language
  • Good Customer Service Skills

In return, The NWH Group offers;

  • A competitive rate of pay
  • HGV Class 1 Walking Floor Driver bonus scheme payable weekly
  • 40 hour basic week
  • Time & half paid after 8 hours Mon-Fri, & all-day Saturday, double time on Sundays
  • Group Pension Scheme
  • Average Weekly Pay for Holidays
  • 1 CPC module paid per driver per year
  • Death in Service Benefit

To apply for this position, please apply on this page, send a CV to careers@nwhgroup.co.uk or call 0333 320 4000.

 The NWH Group is an equal opportunities employer. 

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