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As part of the Inventory Operations and Supply Management team you will be required to provide safe custody and real time visibility of our stock holdings which are then prepared for despatch in line with agreed customer service levels.

Operating on a 24/7 -365 basis the Inventory Operations and Supply Management are the custodians of materials and critical assets and Vehicles at distribution centres and distribution hubs across the Thames Water region.

You will be based at the Thames Water Crossness Distribution Hub providing a daily delivery to multiple sites across the Thames Water region. You will be required to be flexible in approach, in order to deliver a prompt response to both planned and reactive events.

What you will be doing as a Class 2 Driver

  • Maintain a clean and compliant vehicle.
  • Drive and operate heavy goods vehicles, secure parking of your vehicle, complete and record pre and post vehicle checks in line with legislative and company-specific requirements.
  • Record and manage vehicle defects through to repairs completed.
  • Ensure you have completed the appropriate training to use any vehicle prior to taking, using, or operating it.
  • Oversee the safe and secure loading and unloading of vehicles.
  • Comply with transport legislation, including drivers’ hours' regulations and Working Time Directive in line with the ‘O’ license legislation and company procedures.
  • Adopt a safe and fuel-efficient approach to driving to minimise the risk to you, other road users, and to optimise vehicle running costs.
  • Deliver all duties in line with agreed service levels.
  • Undertake periodic driver assessments and relevant refresher training.

What you should bring to the role

  • Full valid UK Class 1 or 2 LGV licence, with no more than 6 penalty points and no DR or IN convictions.
  • 1 years ‘experience driving HGVs, a full driver CPC and a valid Driver Tachograph card.
  • Extensive knowledge of driving and operating HIAB and MHE.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Transport law and Road Traffic Act.
  • A working knowledge of Drivers Hours’ rules and Working Time regulations.
  • Excellent driving skills and road safety knowledge.
  • Committed and enthusiastic approach to delivering excellent customer service.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Able to work on your own and organise your workload, or as part of a team.
  • The ability to read and complete paperwork accurately, including basic numeracy.
  • Basic IT skills, including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.

What’s in it for you?

  • Annual Leave: 24 days holiday per year increasing to 26 with the length of service. (Plus bank holidays)
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution - Maximum of 12% -2x employee contribution.
  • Once a year Personal Medical Assessments.
  • Wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing.

Who are we? 

At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive. 
Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it for us all. 
But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We need to keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part? 

Working at Thames Water 

At Thames Water we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business. 

We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complementary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, background, and differences that each individual brings. 

Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process. 

Find out more about working at Thames Water

When a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues and earn some extra money along the way. 

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.