HGV Driver AM/PM

Closing Date: 19th July 2024
Location: Belfast


HGV Drivers: Category ‘C’

Ref:  HGV/AMPM/07/24 / Permanent / Full Time

Hours:  Various shifts available

Base Location: Duncrue Street, Belfast

We are currently looking for HGV Drivers (C) to join our busy teams at our site in Duncrue Street, Belfast. As a Driver you will be required to complete multi drop deliveries and collections throughout NI. The Driver will also be required to collect and move commercial containers when required.

There are two shifts available – as a day shift driver, you will start at 05.30am, and as an evening shift driver, you will start at 3.00pm. Both are based from Duncrue site, Monday to Friday, with Saturdays required, on a rota basis.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Ensure excellent customer service skills that support the RiverRidge Brand
  • Ensure Health & Safety adherence at all times
  • Complete vehicle checks in line with Operating licence procedures, reporting any defects to the Transport Office (both electronically and verbally)
  • Follow all regulations relating to driver’s hours and safe operation of heavy goods vehicles
  • Working collaboratively with the transport team to ensure excellent operational service is maintained, and continually improved
  • Wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Undertake all necessary training, & cooperate with the security clearance process as required
  • Any other duties as delegated by the Transport Department

Essential Criteria

  • Must hold a valid HGV licence – Category ‘C’,
  • Must hold a Digital Tachograph card and Full Driver CPC
  • Full UK Driving Licence (Max of 6 penalty points)
  • Minimum of 6 months HGV driving experience
  • Ability to undertake manual work
  • Flexible approach to working hours is required in relation to finish times, weekends, and bank holidays
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Team Player
  • Good Communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Good Knowledge of driver’s hours, rules, and regulations

Desirable Criteria

  • Minimum of 1 year’s HGV driving experience
  • Previous experience working in the waste industry

* Any offer of employment will be subject to a successful driving assessment and obtaining any necessary security clearances as deemed applicable for the post. Please note, basic disclosure checks i.e., Access NI, will be required for this post *


**Must be able to provide documentation to confirm your eligibility to work in the UK**


What we offer!

  • Competitive Hourly Rate – £13.72ph (Day shift) / £15.83ph (Evening shift) (rates to increase in July)
  • Generous bonus scheme
  • Overtime rate of Time and a Half for hours worked over 45 hours Monday to Friday
  • Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday – Time and a Half
  • 28 days Annual leave (incl. of 8 Customary/Bank Holidays)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Employee Uniform


How do you apply?

If you are interested in applying, please complete the Company Application form (available to download from our Company website or alternatively contact HR@riverridge.co.uk and we will post out an application form to you)

Please return your completed application form via EMAIL to Recruitment@riverridge.co.uk or by POST to Recruitment, RiverRidge, 62-66 Duncrue Street, Belfast, BT3 9AR

no later than 5.00pm on Friday 19th July 2024


In the event of a large number of applications we reserve the right to enhance our selection criteria at the short-listing stage.

 Application Form: Application Form

Equality Form: Equality Form

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer