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JT Dove Limited
19 reviews
Thornley Station Industrial Estate, Shotton Colliery, Durham DH6
Permanent, Full-time
Responded to 75% or more applications in the past 30 days, typically within 4 days.

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Job type

  • Permanent
  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Weekend availability
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


Thornley Station Industrial Estate, Shotton Colliery, Durham DH6

Pulled from the full job description

  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Enhanced paternity leave
  • Free flu jabs
  • Free parking

Full job description

Job Title: Van Driver / Relief HGV Driver

Location: Shotton Branch

J T Dove Limited are the leading independent builders merchants covering North East England, The Scottish Borders, Cumbria and Teesside. Operating from our network of 21 branches we offer a comprehensive stock range of timber and building supplies, heating and plumbing materials, as well as kitchens and bathrooms. We go above and beyond for our customers, building lasting relationships by putting the customer first and ensuring we deliver what you need on time and in full.

Operating for over 150 years, our unique structure as an Employee Benefit Trust ensures all colleagues share in the success of the business and preserves local, long term employment for all.

About the role of Van Driver/Relief HGV Driver at JT Dove:

We have an exciting opportunity to join the team at our branch in Shotton. This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic individual with excellent communication skills who wants to work in a busy and varied role, providing excellent customer service.

The main duties for this role include:

· Providing support, working across the outside yard area and busy warehouse.

· Being confident dealing with large volumes of deliveries and stock movement.

· Operating lorry crane and equipment within Health and Safety guidelines.

· Protecting and securing loads as appropriate to ensure safe and damage free transit.

· Delivering and collecting materials as instructed, ensuring a prompt and accurate delivery completing documentation accurately.

· Collecting payments and handling cash within Company guidelines.

· Planning suitable routes having due regard for safe access, weight, height and width restrictions.

· Maintaining good customer relations.

· Maintaining the vehicle in a clean and tidy condition.

The ideal candidate will have:

· Previous warehousing experience, ideally from a merchant background.

· Experience with multi-drop deliveries.

· Excellent organisation skills.

· The ability to be adaptable, resilient and able to respond to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.

· Fork lift truck licence, although full training can be provided.

· Class 2 HGV licence with CPC, to provide cover as a relief driver. We are also interested to hear from candidates who would be interested in gaining their HGV licence as full training can be provided.

· HIAB experience (preferable)

What we can offer you:

  • A competitive salary and benefits package
  • Enhanced annual leave which increases with length of service
  • Company pension scheme with a generous employer contribution
  • Market leading profit share
  • Life assurance of 4 times your annual salary
  • Enhanced family friendly leave
  • Employee Discount
  • The opportunity to learn new skills and develop your career

Hours of work are Monday to Friday 07.30am to 5.00pm plus alternate Saturdays 08.00am to 12.00pm.

How to apply:

Please submit a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role.

The closing date for applications is 9.00am on Friday 22nd March 2024.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Enhanced paternity leave
  • Free flu jabs
  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • On-site parking
  • Profit sharing
  • Sick pay
  • Store discount


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability


  • Warehouse: 1 year (preferred)

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Ability to Commute:

  • Durham, DH6 2QA (required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Durham, DH6 2QA: Relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 22/03/2024

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