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HGV Class 1 HIAB Driver - Northampton

We are currently recruiting for a HGV Class 1/2 HIAB driver for the Pickerings Northampton depot. 

Job Type: Full time

Reporting to: Assistant Depot Manager

45 hours basic a week + Overtime paid at time and a half - Monday to Friday - £15.70 to £23.55 Per Hour.

Start times may vary but are generally between the hours of 05:30am and 07:30am  Monday – Friday.

Nights out and weekend work may also be offered but plenty of notice can be given.

The Role

  • Adhering to safe working practices to ensure the safety of yourself and others at all times.
  • You will be responsible for the accurate delivery, off-loading and collection of a range of modular buildings, portable cabins and related products up to size of 32ft x 10ft (9m x 3m) with the use of a lorry mounted crane (Hiab)
  • A flexible approach to working start times as dictated by the needs of the business.
  • Daily vehicle safety checks to be completed alongside pre-use crane checks and lifting equipment and any defects are reported
  • Complying with all relevant legislation in line with Drivers Hours and Working Time Directive requirements.
  • Providing a professional service when making deliveries and collections on site.
  • Load Security, ensuring all equipment is transported safely and correctly, in line with safe working practices.
  • Attend CPC training as directed by Pickerings Hire Ltd
  • Willingness to utilise drawbar trailers wherever possible (class 1) 
  • Undertake any additional tasks as may reasonably be required from time to time
  • Up to date delivery fleet of which you will be allocated a Volvo truck complete with FASSI 660 lorry loader.

About you:

  • To Hold a Class 1 / C+E licence with Wagon and Drag experience being the preference (Class C Licence holders will be considered in some circumstances)
  • Must hold a valid Digital Tachograph Card
  • Must hold a valid Driver CPC
  • ALLMI Lorry Loader accreditation D1+E Hook (or equivalent) advantageous
  • Candidates must be professional and approachable at all times. This is a customer facing role
  • Experience in a similar role would be advantageous, however not essential
  • Evidence provided and licence check to be completed at interview stage

It is a requirement of Pickerings that all colleagues work in a flexible manner compatible with their job and in line with the objectives of the company.

Please note that the job description for this position may be reviewed and amended to incorporate the future needs of the business.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive Salary 
  • Holiday buy back scheme
  • 25 days holiday per year plus statutory bank holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assist Programme
  • Spectrum Life – Healthy Mind and Body (bespoke fitness and food plan)
  • Benefits Hub – discounts on retailers, days out, restaurants, holidays and more.
  • Modern vehicle fleet with Lorry Loaders up to 66TM

To apply please click here.


Any unsolicited CV’s will be sent at the recruitment agency’s own risk and will be interpreted as ‘gifts’ and we have no liability to you for any fee or otherwise. We reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your terms and conditions for this vacancy. By submitting an unsolicited CV to us, or to any member of our staff, you accept these terms as the default position. If we require your assistance with any vacancy, we will contact you.