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Howarth Timber & Building Supplies Limited
£33,000 - £36,000 a year - Permanent, Full-time

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  • £33,000 - £36,000 a year

Job type

  • Permanent
  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Weekend availability
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday



Pulled from the full job description

  • Additional leave
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee discount
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Enhanced paternity leave
  • Free parking

Full job description

Putting people at the heart of what we do

With more than 180 years’ trading experience, the Howarth Timber Group has grown to provide not only the widest range of products, but expertise, service and knowledge you can rely on.

With a nationwide network of branches supplying timber and building materials, kitchens and a dedicated manufacturing division supplying timber engineering services, the Howarth Timber Group is focused on providing market leading choice, quality, service and value.

Built on a passion for service and people, we strive to set the highest standards in the quality of our products, in the continuity of supply and in every aspect of customer service and support. Quality products and processes are what drive our passion, but people are central to everything we do and it’s thanks to our loyal workforce that we’ve built a strong and successful business.

What does it mean to be a Howarth Timber Van Driver/Relief HGV Driver?

We are looking for a flexible person for a dual role of Van Driver and Relief HGV Driver within our busy timber and builder’s merchant branch in Accrington.

Van Driver/Relief HGV Driver role responsibilities

  • Ensure all goods are loaded, secured and delivered safely and professionally
  • Ensure all required paperwork is competed at point of delivery/collection.
  • Operate in accordance with training and HTG’s Policies & Procedures.
  • Comply with Health and Safety legislation, Company Health and Safety policies and procedures and current EU Road Transport Regulations at all times.
  • Ensure the delivery vehicle is roadworthy and daily vehicle walk rounds have been completed and recorded.
  • Please note that as part of the recruitment process you may be required to complete the Howarth Timber Group Online Driving Assessment.
  • Any other duties deemed as reasonable within the scope of the job role

What are the requirements to become part of our team?

  • A minimum Class 2 HGV driving licence (ideally clean) with Driver Qualification Card/Driver CPC.
  • Aged 21+ (insurance requirement)
  • Zero endorsements preferred; any endorsements must be stated at application stage.
  • A minimum 12 months’ HGV driving experience ideally including 90 days tachograph recorded driving in the last 180 days, with current/working Digi/tacho card.
  • Have a positive approach to Health & Safety.
  • Good understanding of Driver Hours & WTD Regulations.
  • Excellent driving skills.
  • Experience of multidrop deliveries.
  • Ideally experienced and hold a current accredited certificate in the safe operation of Lorry Mounted Loaders (including remote).
  • Forklift Truck experience beneficial, although training will be provided for the right candidate.
  • Knowledge of local area and experience of working within a Builders Merchant would be beneficial.
  • Availability to work full-time: Monday to Friday inclusive plus alternate Saturday mornings (0800-1200).

Why choose Howarth Timber & Building Supplies for your next role?

Howarth Timber is a family-owned company valuing all colleagues, with a desire to provide colleague benefits that are truly valuable. Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • 31 days’ holiday, inclusive of Statutory Bank Holidays
  • Option to buy up to an additional 5 days’ annual leave per annum or sell up to 3 days’ annual leave per annum
  • Length of service awards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Company sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Employee Assistance Programme, (24/7 helpline, counselling sessions, legal, debt and life management advice line)
  • Generous colleague Merchant Branch discount
  • Opportunity to participate in a volunteering role for one working day per year – fully paid by the Company
  • Excellent training and development opportunities

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £33,000.00-£36,000.00 per year


  • Additional leave
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee discount
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Enhanced paternity leave
  • Free parking
  • Paid volunteer time
  • Sick pay
  • Store discount


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus scheme

Application question(s):

  • Are you aged 21 or over (insurance requirement for all driving roles within our Company)?
  • Are you available to work full time, Monday to Friday inclusive, plus alternate Saturday mornings (0800-1200)?


  • Class 2 HGV driving: 2 years (required)


  • Manual Driving Licence (required)
  • Driver CPC (preferred)

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 26/04/2024

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