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Driver Team Leader

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Overview of the role

To lead the drivers who are allocated to your management. To be responsible for the full driver colleague cycle from recruitment, onboarding/induction and day to day management with a strong focus on safety and coordination of deliveries to ensure deliveries are made in line with customer SLAs.

Shift Pattern: Monday - Friday, (Saturdays working on a rotational shift pattern)

Please note that due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check before employment can commence. This includes both spent and unspent convictions, as well as information held by local police deemed as relevant to the role. Employment is conditional on satisfactory DBS clearance.

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children.

Main Responsibility

  • To work with the resourcing team to recruit drivers to ensure that headcount is maintained.
  • Training new drivers on Company policy and procedures and safety protocols (including arranging driver buddies and GDP training)
  • Ensuring that the driver load and unload in a proper and safe manner
  • Ensuring that drivers are familiar with all of their routes and schedules.
  • Responsible for route scheduling and that driver cover is at a maximum. Problem solving to cover routes that are without a driver.
  • Managing driver time and attendance and following up with any regular occurrences of lateness or absence, working with the employee relations team to take the relevant action.
  • Carrying out return to work interview upon drivers return to work following periods of absence.
  • Communicating with the Fleet team regarding any accident or incident reporting, completing all necessary paperwork/forms.
  • Dealing with responses to speeding fine and completing paperwork to advise of who was driving at the time of the offence.
  • Ensuring that congestion charges for relevant routes are paid in advance to avoid fines. Dealing and responding to fines, if they do occur
  • Responding police request for who was driver at the time of an accident.
  • Dealing with Samsara issues and ensuring informal action is taken for behaviour which breaches company policy or expectations. Raising this with the employee relations team to take formal action where necessary and relevant.
  • Supporting the Health and Safety and Fleet teams with any vehicle ad driver H&S activity/compliance.
  • EPOD Compliance (Snap)
  • POD and Customer Service investigations
  • Duties will also still include driver duties as and when necessary.

Knowledge skills & experience:

  • Full and valid UK driving licence
  • Strong team management skills
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Must pass full DBS check

The Ideal Candidate

Well are proud to be a diverse and inclusive employer. If you have any specific requirements, we'll do everything we can to support you. Whether it is to find a pharmacy that is accessible, or if it is a part time position you are looking for, we can help find the role that is right for you. If you need us to make any reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process, we will be happy to accommodate you.

Please be aware that due to the high number of applications we receive it may not be possible for us to provide an outcome to all applicants. If you are not contacted within 28 days of your submission unfortunately you will have been unsuccessful.

Package Description

  • Competitive salaries
  • Excellent training & development opportunities
  • Paid Holidays
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Staff Discount
  • Travel Loans and more…..

About the Company

For over 70 years, we’ve been looking after the health and wellbeing of communities across the UK. Well Pharmacy (part of Bestway Healthcare) is the second largest pharmacy chain in the UK with c.760 pharmacies and a team of around 7,000 colleagues based across our Community Pharmacies, Online Pharmacy, Healthcare Services Centre, Community Drivers, Bestway Medhub & Wardles team and our Support Centre team.

Our mission is to be here for the wellbeing of our patients and customers, to provide the best community pharmacy experience in the UK for everyone, for our patients, our customers, our people, and our NHS.

The pharmacy of the future will look very different from the one we know today. It will play a huge role in transforming primary healthcare and we will play a central role in bringing it to life.

We will use our clinical expertise and technological ambition to take advantage of the potential this future has to offer us. Making medicines, advice, services and care available in the places and spaces that people need and want it most.

We want to be a great business. To be recognised as delivering a community pharmacy experience that is the best there is. To do this we want our teams to feel proud about the positive impact they make, feel valued as part of a close-knit and expert community, and feel confident in their role in a business that is stable, innovative, and caring.

‘Together we make a difference’


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