Job Openings >> *** LONGLEAT - Permanent - Firewood Delivery Driver
*** LONGLEAT - Permanent - Firewood Delivery Driver
Title:*** LONGLEAT - Permanent - Firewood Delivery Driver
ID:LEL1627 / PL3797
Firewood Delivery Driver

Longleat Forestry (part of the Longleat Enterprises group) services an enormous 3,600 hectares of woodland, parkland, agricultural land and property. Within these 3,600 hectares, the Longleat Forest comprises of 1,294 hectares and operates as a commercial continuous cover forestry plantation.

From a commercial point of view, this award-winning method enables the team to sustainably harvest 2000 tonnes of firewood annually, and from a conservational aspect it also allows them to help manage the habitats of the forest’s native wildlife.

What will this role of Firewood Delivery Driver entail?

You will be responsible for supporting the forestry firewood production operation, carrying out the delivery of the firewood and associated products. Playing a supporting role in the production of firewood, you will also support the Office Administration Team in managing the diary and deliveries schedule. Your duties will also include:
  • Delivery of firewood and other products, liaising with customers and internal departments to arrange delivery times
  • Providing the highest standards of reception and service to customers
  • Maintaining and topping up the front of house and point of sale products
  • Supporting the Firewood Production Team in firewood processing duties, including weighbridge operation and yard sales
  • Maintaining and where appropriate, organising the repair and servicing of all vehicles, plant and machinery
  • Complying with all statutory and other legal requirements affecting this area of work, particularly including Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Effective and efficient use of all plant, machinery and equipment to ensure maximum output
  • Taking responsibility for the security and accounting of all materials, plant, machinery, equipment, produce and moneys
What will I need to be considered for this Firewood Delivery Driver vacancy?
  • A full valid driving licence and CPC driver certificate
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced customer and agricultural service environment
  • Previous experience of undertaking a delivery role with the ability to organise deliveries
  • An interest in and understanding of the firewood business
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Ability to work on your own initiative with attention to detail
  • Flexibility with regards to undertaking a range of different tasks and ability to work extra hours to meet deadlines when required
What will I receive in return?

As Firewood Delivery Driver you’ll receive an hourly rate of 9.24 (GBP) (equivalent to 18,738 GBP) in addition to a range of attractive benefits that include; 29 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays, complimentary tickets to Longleat and Cheddar Gorge and Caves, discounts on food and beverages and retail merchandise, along with life assurance cover and more perks.

Contract: Permanent, working 39 hours per week, 5 days out of 7 including weekends and bank holidays. Start and finish times will vary in accordance with opening times.

Location: Longleat (Wiltshire)

All applications for this Firewood Delivery Driver vacancy are to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions.