Job Summary

Experienced Delivery Drivers with good customer care skills required to work in busy depot in Birmingham, performing deliveries to Hospitals in the West Midlands Area.

As a vital member of our team operating a 24/7 service you will be providing a safe and professional service, collecting and delivering blood products, equipment and staff to hospitals, blood centers and blood collection sites throughout the country. This could include emergency ‘blue light’ deliveries.

We’re looking for an experienced driver holding a full UK driving license. This must include C1 or C category, permitting you to drive vehicles up to and preferably including 7.5 tonnes. You should also be able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines and have experience of dealing professionally with members of the public. You will be required to work evenings, weekends, nights and bank holidays on a 24/7 roster. A uniform will be provided, and you will be given an induction, training and development opportunities.

In return we can offer a friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued, together with a generous annual leave entitlement and an excellent pension scheme. This post also offers an attractive shift allowance/unsociable hours payment on top of the basic salary.)

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for driving our vehicles for the collection, transportation and delivery of blood and related products and equipment, including security, daily checks and maintenance of the vehicles in your care
Your customer care skills will be important to ensure that our staff, donors, hospital staff and members of the public have a positive experience of our organisation
You will be required to drive a variety of vehicles up to and including a 7.5 tonne, except in South London (Tooting), Basildon, Lancaster and Southampton where you will be required to drive light goods vehicles up to 7.5 tonne
You will be required to operate digital hand held devices and complete electronic and paper based records
You will be required to load, unload, assemble and dismantle equipment on a regular basis including heavy objects of up to 20 kgs with and without lifting aids
On occasions you will be required to undertake emergency “Blue Light” deliveries, for which training will be provided
The role will require you to work a 24 hour, 7 days per week shift system which will include variable hours and days, evening and night shifts, weekends and bank holidays on a rostered basis

In Bristol, Liverpool and Sheffield you may also be required to drive a 15seater minibus

About You

Possession of a valid driving licence allowing you to drive in the UK with 6 points or less on your licence which will be subject to DVLA check is essential
Possession of Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC) or capable and willing to undertake and maintain DCPC qualification is essential in all areas other than South London (Tooting), Basildon, Lancaster and Southampton where this requirement will be desirable

Possess minimum of category D1 on your licence in areas where required to drive a minibus, which are Liverpool and Sheffield

Experience and Knowledge

Experienced driver holding a full UK driving license.
Experience of dealing with the public is essential
Experience of working with information technology such as digital hand held devices, Microsoft Office or other IT packages is essential

Please view the attached recruitment profile which is a summary of the detailed Job Description and Person Specification for the full personal attributes we require for the role. You will need to demonstrate these throughout the recruitment process.

About Us

At NHS Blood and Transplant, we’re incredibly proud of the many talented people who come together every day to make our organisation the very best it can be. We have clearly defined values that are centred around offering exceptional care to our donors and their families. We take care of each other too and we focus on building our expertise so we can change lives, provide quality support and offer fulfilling careers.

It’s an opportunity to contribute to a unique team as part of a service that saves lives 365 days a year. We offer brilliant benefits including 27 days of holiday (plus bank holidays), a comprehensive induction and training programme, and competitive pension scheme.

In this role you will work evenings, weekends, nights and bank holidays on a 24/7 roster, you will be paid a shift allowance.

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace and aim to reflect the diverse communities we work with and positively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Three small words, one big difference - Caring, Expert and Quality.

Together we'll save and improve more lives than ever

This vacancy will close at 23:59 on 2nd April 2023

Interviews are anticipated to be held on 18th April 2023 - subject to confirmation

For informal enquiries please contact David Eborn on

Job Location : Birmingham
Company : Nhs Blood And Transplant
Position : Transport Driver
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Please contact between 09:00-18:00.

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