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Date: 13-Sep-2021

Location: Wigan, GB

Company: Hovis

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Radial Driver to join the team, to enable Hovis to deliver on its vision of being the best quality brand in bakery. We are looking for a Class 2 Driver to deliver on our distribution promises and ensuring quality is at the heart of everything we do.


Working with the wider Hovis team , some of the key accountabilities include;


  • Pre-journey checks – It is important that enough time is allowed for checking vehicles prior to the commencement of all journeys as detailed in the driver handbook.  The Company recognises that checks are crucial and health and safety comes first.  The driver will be expected to explain any unnecessary delays.
  • Duties at point of delivery – The Company along with the driver’s Health and Safety Officers will implement a full Safety Review to assess the possibility of the drivers using the Dock Levellers and Scissor Lifts at stores.  If safe working practices can be agreed, a driver’s duty at point of delivery will then include use of this equipment. 
  • Self Presentation - As representatives of the company whilst driving on the public highway and interacting with customers, all drivers will present themselves in uniform and be of smart, clean and presentable appearance. Persistent failure to do so may result in disciplinary action being taken.
  • Route Timeliness – Drivers are expected to complete the route profile with an efficient, careful and courteous driving style according to nominal route timings allocated to ensure on time customer deliveries. Any unavoidable delays should be reported. Tachograph and working time laws take priority and all breaks requirements must be complied with.
  • Collecting assembled products and loading vehicles safely, and in line with company procedures.
  • Complying with all legislative duties, including tachographs, Working Time Directive, load safety and license requirements.
  • Ensuring goods and vehicles are quality checked and paperwork is complete and up to date.
  • Collect equipment and completed POD’s from customers.
  • To carry out any other ad-hoc duties that may be required.
  • Follow Safe System of Work (Health and Safety).


The ideal candidate will be one that is passionate not only about the work they do but the brand they work for, takes ownership of what they do, and is able to influence multiple stakeholders in the right way. They will also be able to focus individuals on specific tasks and behaviours, by bringing a positive, encouraging and consistent behaviour and are able to create a compelling story for the future as well as role model the Hovis Leadership Standards.

Ideal Experiences / Qualifications / Capabilities:

  • HGV Class II License
  • Digital tachograph card
  • Basic Manual Handling
  • Basic Literacy Skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good understanding of H&S



  • Consumer Distribution Driving Experience


Why work for us and our benefits:
At Hovis, we understand the importance of looking after our colleagues, so we provide a variety of benefits in addition to their salaries. The benefits we provide at Hovis are as varied as the people who receive them but they are offered with the intention of creating value to them personally over and above their salaries


  • There are a range of colleague benefits available, which individuals can select based on their needs.
  • Our benefits scheme is called Hovis Choice, which offers a variety of savings and cashback offers on day to day living and much more including eyecare vouchers, and a healthcare scheme to suit everyone.  It also includes our Cycle to Work scheme where you can obtain a brand new bike at a significant saving
  • We offer enhanced annual leave and maternity/paternity leave, and flexibility where possible in order to create a healthy work-life balance
  • We celebrate loyalty with our generous long service and colleague recognition schemes
  • We offer three levels of pensions


Hovis values diversity and is committed to promoting equal opportunities in the workplace. Every job applicant, employee or worker will be treated fairly and equally with dignity and respect regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, social class, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religious belief, union membership, political opinion, sex, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic.