Driver / Loader - Transport Team Bristol

Ortolan Group
18281.00 GBP Annual
13 Nov 2016
11 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Driver / Loader - Transport Team Bristol
Salary: ??18,281.00 per annum

Gate Gourmet now has a fantastic opportunity for a Driver/Loader to join their existing team at Bristol airport. Reporting to the Transport Supervisor, the primary function of this role is to undertake the delivery, offloading and loading of catering uplifts to various aircraft at Bristol airport and when necessary handover the flights to the airline crew. This role is customer facing and requires good communication skills and a professional image. It involves food and equipment handling in a secure environment where compliance with procedures is mandatory. The flexibility to work shifts covering early morning, late shift and nights is required.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Driving HGV 15 - 18 tonne company liveried vehicles in a secure & controlled environment
  • Carrying out legal checks of vehicles prior to use
  • Loading and unloading catering uplifts to aircraft
  • Liaison with customer flight crew and working in collaboration with other ground handling suppliers
  • Maintaining the cleanliness and tidiness of the vehicle
  • Adhering to all Road Traffic Acts and additional Airport By- laws
  • Additional duties such as Bar and stores packing or search and sealing will be a daily requirement
  • Plus any additional warehouse duties

Security Screening

Prior to any offer of employment all candidates will be subjected to the below checks which must be satisfied:

  • Last 5 year employment history references
  • A Criminal Records Check (CRC) with no disqualifying convictions
  • Verifiable ID and right to work in the UK

Salary/ Shift Pattern

  • Shift pattern 7 days per week 4 on 4 off

Work Experience

  • HGV experience desirable.
  • Airport Airside Driving an advantage

Skills & Knowledge

  • Road Traffic Act
  • Driving LGV 15-18 tonne vehicles, vans and cars.
  • Digital Tachograph knowledge and possession of a digital tachograph card.
  • Clean Driving Licence. However up to 3 points will be considered.
  • Driver CPC qualification essential.


Qualified candidates are kindly requested to submit a CV detailing work history, qualifications, availability and expected salary package.

By applying for this role, your details will be sent to Ortolan People, who are acting as consultants for the hiring company. Ortolan People are engaged to provide recruitment support in processing applications. We will endeavour to respond to all applicants within three working days. Occasionally for roles with a very high volume of applicants, this may not be possible.