• Somerset Larder, Huntworth Way, North Petherton, Bridgwater, Somerset, United Kingdom
  • Full-time
  • Weekly Hours: 39
  • Employment Type: Permanent
  • Salaried Working Pattern: 5 Days Out of 7

Company Description

South West Larder: Togetherness, Nurture, Pride, Planet

Full Time: 39 hours a week

Salary: £19.86 per hour

Location: North Petherton

Want to work for a company where Togetherness, Nurture, Pride and Planet are at the heart of everything they do? Then look no further, Somerset Larder produces fresh food and meals to go using locally sourced ingredients from all over the west country. Our philosophy is to nourish the community with amazing produce, to employ local people and to train apprentices for future careers in the catering and hospitality sector.

At Somerset Larder, our Values have been set by our staff. Our Values exist for the good of our working lives and company performance. Our Values are:

  • Togetherness – “Be a tractor not a trailer.”
  • Nurture – “You grow, I grow, we grow.”
  • Pride – “We can and we will”
  • Planet – “We’re part of a bigger picture”

Job Description

  • Delivery of ingredients, packaging, ready to eat products and consumable items to customers operational sites in accordance with the planned delivery schedule.
  • To comply with all security, and H&S requirements at customer sites
  • Ensure cleanliness of vehicle before commencing deliveries and record condition of the vehicle on the appropriate paperwork within required timescales
  • Ensure vehicle refrigeration equipment is always working correctly and record the vehicle temperature when loading and at all delivery locations.
  • Assist the Goods in Team where necessary.
  • Ensure all items are loaded in good condition and safely secured in the vehicle before commencing the delivery round.
  • Carry out before and after use checks in line with operational procedures.
  • Complete defect reporting and driver run sheets as and when required.
  • Report all accidents, near misses, incidents and damage to vehicles, property, and street furniture.
  • Drop off and collect vehicles from various workshops and garages when required.
  • Ensure all delivery documentation including sales invoices (when relevant) accompany with each delivery run.
  • Check the product/vehicle temperature at the point of each delivery and record on the delivery documentation. Copies of refrigeration temperatures records to be handed over at the time of delivery
  • Ensure customer signs for goods delivered in good condition or any issues recorded on the copy of delivery note returned to the distribution centre
  • Inform company of any issues during each delivery round as soon as is reasonably practical.
  • Collect and return any reusable transit packaging such as plastics trays for cleaning and sanitisation at the distribution centre.
  • Pass on any feedback from customers as soon as is reasonably practical
  • Consistently adopt ways of work in accordance with our zero-harm culture.

Our Ideal candidate will have the following characteristics in line with our values


· Ability to work as part of a team

· A flexible approach to working hours

· Be supportive of colleagues


· Keen to learn on the job

· Hold Food Safety Level 2 (or be able to achieve on appointment)


· Be honest and trustworthy

· Able to work independently

· Have a can-do approach


· Hygienic approach and manner

· Committed to zero harm and sustainable practices


  • Class 2 HGV Licence
  • In-date CPC and Tacho Card
  • Level 2 Food Safety (Desirable)
  • Level 1 Health and Safety (Desirable)
  • First Aid Certificate (Desirable)

Additional Information

South West Larder offers a generous benefits package which includes:

  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 30 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Christmas Shutdown
  • Flexible shift options
  • Ongoing Learning, Development & Training
  • Access to Occupational Health
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Pension Scheme (5% matched)
  • Free Meal on Shift   
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