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Coach Driver

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

Job Introduction

As a Driver PCV (Coach) at Sodexo at Merville Barracks, Colchester You’ll be responsible providing all activities associated in relation to Transport Services as part of the team, ensuring: Driving vehicles safely, efficiently, economically and in a professional driving manner, in accordance with current Civilian, Sodexo and Military regulations to any authorised location in the UK. This role is client facing, and you'll interact with our Armed forces personnel every day, improving quality of life for all that you meet. Join Sodexo and be part of something greater. You belong in a team where you can act with purpose and thrive in your own way.

What you’ll do:

  • To drive various vehicles in licence categories held as trained supporting the transport team.
  • Daily undertaking of assigned tasks in supporting the transport services delivery and associated tasks.
  • Overnight stay may be required to undertake driving taskings, training and other business requirements.
  • To deliver service excellence and outstanding customer service.
  • As a qualified commercial driver, you are required to perform the following tasks:
    • Driving duties on all Sodexo and MOD approved business
    • Comply with civilian legislation, highway code, EU drivers’ hour’s, WTD, Sodexo policy and MOD regulations and procedures
    • Carry out vehicle road worthiness checks prior to, during and on completion of tasks and report any/all defects in writing to your Supervisor immediately
    • Maintain all driving records and documentation
    • Monitor and/or supervise vehicle loading to ensure that the vehicle is safe to drive, not overloaded and operating within vehicle limitations
    • Maintain high standard of vehicle cleanliness on completion of task
    • Ensure the vehicles are secure when not in use
    •  Assist Supervisor and/or Yardman to maintain a high standard of cleanliness and security for all fleet vehicles

What you bring:

  • People Friendly, Customer service skills are essential
  • Held a full UK Driving license with Full Vocational Category D for 2 years or more
  • Must be over 25 years of age to driver company vehicle
  • Able to work within a team environment
  • Good communications skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Previous experience in a similar role is desirable 
  • Valid Driver Qualification Card (DCPC)
  • Valid Digital Tachograph Card
  • Good geographical knowledge of the UK

What we offer:

Working with Sodexo is more than a job; it’s a chance to be part of something greater. You’ll belong in a company and team that values you for you; you’ll act with purpose and have an impact through your everyday actions; and you’ll be able to thrive in your own way. In addition, we also offer a range of resources, rewards and benefits for our colleagues and their families:

  • Unlimited access to an online platform offering mental health and wellbeing support.
  • Employee Assistance Programme to help with everyday issues or larger problems where you may need additional support, including legal and financial advice, support with work related issues or personal issues such as bereavement.
  • Access to a free health and wellbeing app that provides rewards for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and includes access to a 24hr virtual GP and various other services.
  • The Sodexo Discounts Scheme, offering great deals 24/7 (also open to friends and family) and/or the prepayment cashback card.
  • Money Insights and financial benefits via the Salary Finance Platform.
  • Save for your future by becoming a member of the Sodexo Retirement Plan
  • A death in Service benefit for colleagues who pass away whilst employed by Sodexo
  • Opportunities to enable colleagues to grow and succeed throughout their career at Sodexo, including apprenticeships and a variety of learning and development tools.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme to help colleagues to do their bit for the environment whilst keeping fit.
  • Volunteering Opportunities to enable all colleagues to help support worthwhile causes in our communities.
  • Flexible and dynamic work environment  
  • Competitive compensation  
  • Full training and full protective uniform supplied  

Ready to be part of something greater? Apply today!  

Package Description

  • 37 hours per week
  • 5 out of 7 days per week
  • £15.31 per hour 
  • Free Car parking

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About the Company

About Sodexo 

At Sodexo, our purpose is to create a better every day for everyone to build a better life for all. As the global leader in services that improve the Quality of Life, we operate in 55 countries, serving over 100 million consumers each day through our unique combination of On-Site Food and FM Services, Benefits & Rewards Services and Personal & Home Services. 

We are committed to being an inclusive employer. We are a forces friendly employer. We welcome and encourage applications from people with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds and identities. We encourage our employees to get involved with our Employee Networks such as Pride, Sodexo Parents & Carers, Sodexo Disability, Ability network, So Together, Generations and Origins.

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

Click here to read more about what we do to promote an inclusive culture.

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