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Distribution Driver Full Time

at Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation Trust London in London (Published at 06-03-2021)

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.
At any one time, around 23,000 people in Norfolk and Suffolk are receiving care and attention from the Trust. We believe in whole life care - seeing people in the context of their whole lives, understanding the importance of good physical health, friends, family, spirituality, culture, home, work, education and a sense of purpose and achievement to experience good mental health.
Nearly 3,200 full and part-time practitioners care for our service users in hospitals, in the community and in their own homes, whilst an additional 900+ staff provide non-clinical support, including cleaning, delivering supplies, ward administration, information technology, human resources and financial services.

We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and want to reflect the diversity of our local communities within our teams. We welcome applications from all talented individuals with the relevant qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we?d love you to join us!

We will consider flexible working arrangements for our roles, please indicate in your application if this is something you require


Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.


It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV?s alone will not be accepted.

TWITTER - The Trust now has it's own Twitter account for recruitment. Follow us on @NSFTjobs

PLEASE NOTE: If you use a hotmail, msn or yahoo e-mail account, you will need to check your "junk" mail regularly as these email providers will divert any communication from this Trust/NHS JOBS straight into your " junk" inbox.

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our local Team of drivers, based in Bury St Edmunds.

The Distribution team supports the delivery of mail, drugs & stores across all Trust locations. A clean driving licence is essential and experience of multi-drop and working to set routes and timelines would be beneficial. The hours will be spread over a 5 day week which will be based around workload demands.

Most importantly we are looking for a team member, who is flexible and conscientious. The values of existing team provide a positive and enabling team spirit with a can-do attitude. If you feel you would like to join the team please apply.

For further information please contact

[email protected]

Main duties of the job

  • Carry out daily vehicle safety check
    2. Maintain the official vehicles in a clean condition internally and externally
    3. Report any mechanical defects to the Transport Team Leader
    4. Report any accidents or damage to trust vehicles, other vehicles, people or property to the Transport Manager/Team Leader.
    5. Maintain vehicle log sheets of journeys and the mileage traveled and to submit them weekly to the Team Leader.
    6. Complies with instructions received from the Transport Manager / Transport Team Leader.
    7 To drive Trust vehicles for the collection and delivery of items at times as specified
    in the Transport Schedule
    8. Undertake unscheduled delivery and collection journeys as may be required from time to time.
    9. To ensure the security of delivery vehicles and contents are not breached.
    10. To assist in Post Room as and when required ensuring all incoming post parcels and goods are identified and delivered to appropriate department within agreed timescale.

Working for our organisation

We promote and adhere to the workplace values of NSFT. Our values and behaviours were created by 1,300 staff members, service users and carers all working together in the Putting People First project.

They reflect what we all believe makes the most positive difference to the care we offer and to the way we work with one another. By ?living our values? we will develop our Trust, our people, and continue to improve the quality of everything we do.

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits including:

  • NHS pension

  • a comprehensive in house & external training programme

  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)

  • staff physio service

  • NHS discounts

You will have the opportunity to work with a diverse team of co-professionals committed to working together in supporting our clinical services.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Person specification


Essential criteria

  • Must have knowledge of the local area


Essential criteria

  • Must hold a clean current Driving License.


Essential criteria

  • Knowledge of Transport Laws

Apart from its legal duties in relation to equality and diversity, the Trust recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Two Ticks - Guaranteed Interview Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).


FOR POSTS WITH DIRECT SERVICE USER CONTACT - Please be advised that due to recent changes in the DBS Service, organisations no longer receive copies of DBS Disclosures ? these are sent directly to candidates only. Therefore, it will be your responsibility, if successful, to ensure that this is taken to the appointing officer as soon as you receive it.

Alternatively, if you have subscribed to the update service, we will be able to check your status once we have your authority to do so.

The Trust has now introduced a DBS Update Service which is a contractual requirement. You need to subscribe when you have applied for your DBS clearance and there is a time limit to subscribe of 19 days after receipt of your DBS disclosure. Please ensure that this is completed within the set time scale.

This update service is an annual subscription at a cost of £13 to you. This will enable the Trust to have instant online access to your DBS record, with your consent, and so will remove the need for you to have to apply for this repeat check again.

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