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HGV Driver Leicester (Nights)

  • Job reference: SH SS 233
  • Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Job type: All
  • Area of Expertise: Landscape Technicians
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Job description: HGV Driver Leicester

High Period starts 30th October 2017 through to 31st March
During the high period a night shift system will operate Employees on the scheme will receive a daily shift payment covering:

a) Standby at home - when working to this arrangement the employee
must ensure that they are contactable at all times and within reasonable
travelling distance of the depot.

b) Full night shift, not exceeding 11 hours in the depot. Additional hours may be required but only in emergencies to deal with the prevailing conditions.

c) Other work / Duties 7.5 hours of an appropriate nature e.g., data collection, inspection, filling salt bins, traffic management or any other duties as deemed appropriate.

Employees will generally work a Shift Pattern 5 Nights on, 2 nights on Standby and 1 Night Off

a) On mild nights when salting is not anticipated, drivers will be on other suitable work or on stand-by at home available for duty if required (usually between 8.00pm and 7.00am unless instructed differently) and therefore must be contactable within those times. If employees are requested to stand-by at home, but are then called in to salt, they will receive the full night shift payment (see below).

b) On marginal and cold nights when salting may be required, drivers are required to report to the depot for a full 11 hour night shift at whatever time instructed from 6pm onwards or put back to 10pm. Additional hours may be required in emergencies to deal with the prevailing conditions.

Receipt of Instructions
On weekdays drivers will receive a text message from Leicestershire Highways Operations before 4.00pm detailing the instructions for the night. At other times employees will be contacted by the Winter Decision Maker, between 2.00pm and 4.00pm and employees must ensure that they are available to take this call. Instructions will be one of the following:

(i) Standby at Home.
(ii) Full nightshift, Report to Depot at Time given and await instructions from the Night Controller.
(iii) Report to depot Time given for other work.
(iv) No action

If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity. Please send your CV to and call Stewart on 01772 208967