Colas are looking for part time HGV Cat C (Class 2) drivers, with CPC, to work on the Area 9 contract in the Midlands as Zero Hour Winter Maintenance drivers.
The Winter Maintenance Season will commence on the 1st of October 2023 and will finish on the 1st of May 2024. Drivers must commit to availability every day for the duration of the service. We will pay you a lump sum figure per day of £20 regardless of whether there are any requirements. We will then pay you £16.50 per hour worked. You must be able to work the hours directed by our Duty Supervisor if the weather is of a poor condition.
The drivers will be appointed on a temporary contract to cover the Winter Maintenance season from 1st October 2023 until 1st May 2024. This may be extended if the weather is of a poor nature at the time. We are looking for suitable candidates to work on a zero-hour contract basis on PAYE.
Location – Strensham WR8 9LJ
The hours will vary per week depending on call outs. Decision making for morning and evenings are generally made on a lunchtime however there will be an expectation that you could take a phone call at any time and respond to the callout.
The main responsibilities for this role will be to drive a Winter Maintenance Gritting Vehicle for the duration of the winter maintenance season within Area 9. Be on standby throughout the winter maintenance season, good time keeping is essential. Undertake the gritting of the roads on your allocated route and all the associated activities required to deliver the Winter Service, for example washing down the vehicle and equipment, fuelling up, keeping good records. Committed to working in a team to keep the Area 9 Network safe during the Winter season
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have a full UK driving licence with HGV Class 2 (category C) entitlement and a full CPC is essential.
A valid Winter Maintenance qualification is desirable but not essential as training will be provided for suitable applicants.
City and Guilds qualification will be arranged for mid-October 2023 and the above-mentioned temporary contract will be extended to cover this.
The ability to get to Coleshill Depot, within 1 hours’ notice.
- As well as a highly competitive salary, Colas offers some great benefits with this role, including:
- A generous pension contribution
- Life assurance cover (x4 basic salary)
- Accrued holidays
- Opportunity to study towards a professional qualification fully funded
- Ongoing training and personal/professional development
- Discounts on car leasing, holidays, cinema tickets, restaurants and much more through our online employee benefits portal
About the Company
Colas Ltd are a UK subsidiary of the global Colas Group, which operates in over 50 countries worldwide and employs over 55,000 people including over 1500 in the UK across multiple sites. We are specialists in highways construction and have been involved in large scale UK and international construction projects within the highways, airfields and marine sectors as well as offering highways maintenance services and manufacturing our own innovative surfacing products. We hold a ‘Gold Investor in People’ award for continuously developing and rewarding our employees, offering excellent career potential.
Colas is fully committed to promoting equality and diversity and maintaining a culture of fairness, transparency and respect for all employees, clients, communities, suppliers, contractors and other stakeholders. Colas aims to be inclusive, meet diverse needs and promote awareness and ownership in the workplace and the communities in which we serve.
Colas values the strength and differences that a diverse workforce brings to the organisation and believes that by harnessing these differences, we will foster a productive environment where equity and mutual respect are intrinsic, where talents are being fully utilised and organisational goals are met.