- Contract type
- 720 days ago
Turnips is one of the oldest (and biggest!) retailer and wholesaler of quality fruits, vegetables and specialist foods based in the iconic Borough Market near London Bridge.
We have earned our impressive reputation through 25 years of impeccable service, providing produce of the highest quality to the top restaurants, bars and cafes all over London and offering brilliantly artistic fruit and vegetable displays at our retail outlets, for which we have obtained high acclaim
THE JOB :
We are currently looking for a full-time experienced driver to become part of our wholesale team based in Borough Market.
The vacancy is as follows :
Monday to Saturday (6 days a week) --- early am starts (around 4 am) approx 42 hours per week (net of breaks) --- £16,300 to £17,500 depending on experience
We offer 50% staff discount on our produce, 28 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays), ample training opportunities and a friendly vibrant working environment.
Responsibilities will include -
Checking off orders against dispatch note/invoice and occasionally helping in packing of orders
Driving the delivery van and conducting deliveries to our wholesale customers which include restaurants, bars, cafes etc. Average of 15-25 drops daily.
Picking up orders from our market suppliers
Ad hoc deliveries to our retail outlets
Ensuring the vehicle is in a clean and presentable condition at all times
Other general warehouse duties (roughly 80% driving and 20% warehouse)
***PLEASE NOTE : Due to the unique nature of our wholesale trade, we require the warehouse team to start early in the morning to process orders received overnight
ONLY APPLY FOR THIS VACANCY IF YOU ARE COMFORTABLE WORKING THESE HOURS AND PLEASE CHECK YOUR COMMUTING ARRANGEMENTS BEFORE HAND.***
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the Turnips troop. The right person for the job will be :
Fluent in English, well spoken and confident as the role involves interaction with customers.
Flexible, well organised and motivated. Punctuality is of the utmost importance as you will be serving some of the biggest and most demanding restaurants, cafes and chefs in London.
Experience of working in a similar role handling/delivering fruit & veg or other fresh produce is preferable.
Good knowledge of London roads and traffic rules and regulations
MUST BE OVER 21 YEARS AND HAVE A CLEAN UK DRIVING LICENSE (for insurance purposes)
HOW TO APPLY :
Please forward your CV along with a covering letter stating how you would add value to our team and a brief description about yourself.
Due to the high volume of applications we are not always able to respond to all CV's. Only successful candidates will be contacted.