South West Larder, a Somerset Business Award winner, is growing. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Transport Manager to join our team and to make a mark within the rapidly growing business.

The main purpose of the role is to co-ordinate the delivery operations to ensure accurate and timely delivery of goods and equipment to all outlets across the South West Larder Limited operations, ensuring the achievement of a high-quality service and excellent health and hygiene standards. 

Annual Salary Grade 5, from £40,000

South West Larder offers a generous benefits package which includes:

  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free meal provided during shift
  • Discretionary quarterly bonus
  • Ongoing Learning, Development & Training
  • Access to Occupational Health
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Pension Scheme (5% matched)

Somerset Larder are proud to have supported our clients, remaining fully operational despite the recent challenges for the catering and hospitality sector, thus creating a stable and safe environment for our workforce.

Reporting to the Operations and Culinary Director, leading and managing all staff with a supportive and motivational approach, ensuring staff work effectively, professionally and in line with SWL values and behaviour expectations through; 


  1. Stock, delivery and dispatch
  2. Adhering to standards as per the Food Safety Management System
  3. Schedule planning
  4. Performance tracking and reporting
  5. Audit/manage/coordinate supplier and tier 2 drivers/vehicles


  1. Vehicle management compliance
  2. Attend client transport meetings as required
  3. Responsible for vehicle management and maintenance schedules
  4. Compliance with operator’s licence
  5. Compliance with all driver regulations i.e. tachograph

Health, Safety and Hygiene 

  1. Ensure ancillary equipment is kept in a hygienic and maintained state
  2. Fully support the waste management plan
  3. Participate as a HACCP team member if required
  4. Ensure compliance with H&S legislation and Codes of Practice, embracing Zero Harm
  5. Compliance with traceability requirements
  6. To lead all transport related incident investigations

Leadership and Management

  1. Organise and deliver relevant training
  2. Schedule rotas and review timesheets
  3. Interview potential new staff
  4. Complete staff appraisals and performance
  5. Participate in ongoing professional development and training

Communication and Record Keeping

  1. To submit all reports on time
  2. Ensure documents are kept in line with procedures and as per GDPR and data retention policies and legislative requirements 
  3. To complete other tasks that can be reasonably expected as directed by the Senior Management Team. 



  •  Be CPC National qualified
  •  Hold a Passenger Transport Manager OL Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) 
  •  Hold a H&S qualification or related experience 
  • Have good general education and numeracy skills 
  • Full, UK driving licence 
  • Hold a PCV licence 


  • Have good organisational skills 
  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills – able to communicate concisely and with clear instructions 
  • Be adaptable and flexible to changing working methods or practices 


  • Have previous relevant experience in transport, logistics, supply chain or relevant industry 
  • Have a minimum of 3 years Transport Management experience 
  • Have a good understanding of driver regulations, hours, compliance, CPC.  
  • Have a knowledge of transport legislation and licence  
  • Be experienced at working under pressure, against timeline and with information that changes  
  • Have experience of people management 
  • Have worked within a fast paced sector previously – Food / FMCG  


  • Be flexible, conscientious and co-operative 
  • Be honest and trustworthy 
  • Be able to commit to flexible start and finish times each day including early starts  
  • Be self-motivated and practical 
  • Be systematic – ability to carry out repetitive, routine assignments effectively  
  • Can embrace and ensure compliance with the Zero Harm culture   

This job description should not be taken as an exhaustive description of the role and is, rather, indicative of the types of responsibility covered by the job. Post holders will be required to carry our such other tasks as required by the South West Larder Board as long as this is reasonable and commensurate with the nature of the post held.

  • 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”

The company recognises most people will demonstrate the company values consistently and within the vision of “Nourishing the Community”.

How to apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter stating which position you are applying for to:

Successful applicants will be required to provide a three year employment history and five year address history, and must be able to evidence their right to work in the UK so that security clearance can be obtained as this role is associated with a nuclear regulated site. 

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