Collection and Network Driver - Stoke on Trent Delivery Office (ST4 2A
Royal Mail are now recruiting for collections drivers in Stoke On Trent DO .
Job Reference Number 75688
As the face of Royal Mail you will work from 08:00 to 19:15 as part of a team ensuring we continue to deliver the high standards of service our customers expect.
When you think of jobs at Royal Mail, the first thing you might think of is the postwomen and men who deliver mail to your home day in, day out. From exam results and tax returns, to wedding invites or online purchases, joining Royal Mail gives you the opportunity to deliver much more than mail. It allows you the chance to deliver smiles and successes; new toys and old memories - making a real impact in the heart of your community, while working for one of the UK's most well-loved brands.
About the Role
Delivering mail and parcels to houses and businesses within a set area. You'll be the face of Royal Mail in your local community, and work flexible hours to deliver the outstanding levels of service our customers have come to expect.
Much of your day will be spent driving and collecting mail from post-boxes, post offices and business customers at prearranged times. You'll be given a hand-held computer device to capture customer signatures for deliveries. You will take the mail to processing centres where it will be prepared for the next stage in its journey, you will unload and sort your mailbags, ensuring they get to the right operating lines, supporting the Mail Centre to process efficiently.
Upbeat and self-motivated, you'll be as happy working alone as you will be working as part of a team and getting to know the different people on your round. You'll have a strong sense of community and the idea of doing a job that involves flexible shift patterns will appeal. We deliver mail come rain or shine, so we're looking for people who like being outdoors whatever the weather, and because there is walking involved in every round, you'll also be someone who likes the idea of doing a job that will help you keep fit. Some experience in a customer facing role would be ideal and for roles with driving, a full driving licence with no more than six penalty points is essential.
Driving Licence Requirements
A full UK manual driving licence (in your current UK address), with no more than 6 penalty points is essential but ideally a clean licence is preferred, please note you will be required to show this at assessment.
Five centuries in business has made Royal Mail more than a household name. We connect companies, customers and communities across the country, delivering a 'one-price-goes-anywhere', universal postal service to more than 29 million addresses across the UK.
A FTSE 100 organisation, we're undertaking one of the biggest industrial transformations in the UK in recent history. Letter volumes are declining. So, we are focused on leveraging the increasing number of parcels being driven by the growth of the online shopping industry. We want to be more flexible and efficient and are employing our strong brand and a range of new products and services to achieve this.
We are an inclusive employer with equality, diversity and fairness at the heart of our values. We welcome applications from individuals from all different backgrounds and are committed to promoting fair participation and equality of opportunity for all of our job applicants.
Pay and Benefits
You will be paid weekly, increments at 6 months and 12 months are subject to satisfactory performance. Starting Salary Age 17 GBP7.40 + 6 months months
Age 18 GBP9.51 GBP10.09 GBP10.57
We also offer a weekly Collections Functional Supplement of GBP9.30 (pro-rata) plus overtime and shift allowance if applicable.
Hours of work:
We are looking to offer Fixed Term contracts for 12 months
Part time, 27 hours and 30 minutes per week, working 5 days across Monday - Saturday (rotating day off)
Working Monday - Friday 14:00 - 19:15, and working Saturdays 08:00 - 15:00
Other benefits include:
Holiday entitlement starts at 22.5 days on entry rising with length of service (pro-rata) Contributory Pension Scheme Excellent career development opportunities Full uniform provided for contracts of longer than 3 month Childcare voucher scheme where you can save tax and National Insurance by paying for your childcare by the childcare plus scheme, and an excellent maternity / paternity leave policy. Cycle2work scheme Many varied corporate discounts e.g. lifestyle discounts to include high street vouchers. Travel & attraction discounts for family days out. Fashion, gifts and health & wellbeing to include discount on beauty products and gym membership
What happens next?
After this stage, your application will be reviewed and if you are successful you will be invited to a face to face interview.
Please note, once our maximum number of applications has been reached this vacancy will close.
We plan to hold interviews on Thursday 29/06/17, therefore if you wish to apply please ensure you are available on this date.
Salary: . Date posted: 15/06/2017