Relay Driver - Bristol (BS37 5YT) - Fixed Term Contract 6 Months

Date: 02-Aug-2022

Location: Bristol, GB, BS37 5YT

Company: Royal Mail Group

We are now recruiting Royal Mail Relay Collection & Delivery Drivers at Branch Direct Bristol, Westerleigh Business Park, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5YT.


Job reference number 278242


Do you want to be part of a growing business? Do you enjoy the freedom of being on the road? Yes - then Collection and Delivery Driver may be the job for you.

The company

At Royal Mail Relay it’s not just what we do, it’s how we do it that matters. We strive to attract, develop, promote and retain the best talent because it is our people who set us apart from the rest.

We are currently recruiting for Collection and Delivery Drivers to support our growing business. This is a great opportunity for those with the required skills, passion and drive to join us. You can help us to grow our business, exceed our customer expectations and succeed in our goals.

Royal Mail Relay is part of Royal Mail Group Ltd and as such we benefit from what a business of around 150,000 employees has to offer, from career opportunities to access to world-class benefits and support. We employ a diverse mix of people and aim to reflect the wider communities we serve. We’re passionate about creating an environment where people are able to give their best, and have been introducing a host of initiatives to support this.

Start your journey with us and apply today.


The role

35 hours Full time - This is a reserve driver role which requires full flexibility in order to meet business requirements. 


As a Delivery Driver, your day will typically start at 04:00 – 12:30, a collection driver 13.00 – 21.30. Your day will start by planning your delivery route to a schedule, whilst multi drop experience is an advantage it is not essential; we are looking for reliable, trustworthy staff who can deliver our customers promise. The uniqueness of Royal Mail Relay means we are market leading in terms of quality for our customers and providing added value, in Royal Mail Relay we do go the extra mile! 

Your responsibilities then include collecting and delivering pouches, parcels, tote boxes to small and large businesses in our portfolio. You will scan items on and off route to ensure tracking information is available to customers and colleagues. You must enjoy driving, even at peak hours and be able to lift and carry parcels weighing up to 30kg and be willing to work paid overtime including possible Saturday overtime.

We are looking for positive team players who are willing and flexible enough to help colleagues ensure that all our customers get their items to their customers on time. You must enjoy customer interaction; have great communication/Interpersonal skills which will help us deliver our usual excellent customer service.

You will require the following: 

  • 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.
  • Your driving licence must cover vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes


The benefits

We are looking to offer Fixed Term contracts for 6 months months with the following benefits for the right candidates:


Salary - you will be paid weekly, increment at 12 months is subject to satisfactory performance and successful completion of a 6 month trial period.


Starting at £10.88 per hour rising to £12.09 per hour after 12 months.


Please note that you must be flexible to work the occasional Saturday, (the above rates do not include any overtime).


Additional Benefits 


  • Opportunity to increase earning potential by working overtime
  • 4.5 weeks holiday entitlement per annum, increasing with service
  • Corporate discounts
  • Company pension scheme after qualifying period
  • Development opportunities
  • Full Uniform supplied

Please note, once our maximum number of applications has been reached, this vacancy will be withdrawn.

This role requires you to work in a high security environment. If successful at interview, you can therefore typically expect to have a waiting period of up to 12 weeks while your application goes through our screening process. This process includes collecting references for your employment history in the last 5 years and also the completion of Financial Security Checks. Unfortunately if you have been the subject of bankruptcy proceedings, a county court judgement or have an Individual Voluntary Agreement (IVA) in the past 6 years you will not be eligible to apply for this vacancy.


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 our job applicants.


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