Cat C+E Day Driver
Hemel Hempstead

Job Reference: 005873

Location: Hemel Hempstead

Closing Date: Not Specified

Salary: £12.71 per hour (inclusive of allowances)

Employment Type: Permanent - Full Time

Department: Depot

Hours Per week: 40

Job Level: DIS594

As a business, Hermes is driven by our four values of Do the right thing, Dare to be different, Strive for more and Be Customer Obsessed. We run our business by these values and they are reflected in all of our roles. 

Job purpose:

Our Cat C+E (Class 1) Driver is responsible for the safe and efficient driving of our Cat C+E vehicles from our Depots to other sites in our Network including Sub-Depots, Sortation Hubs and potentially client sites delivering or returning palletised and loose Parcels and Packages.

About the Role:

You’ll report in to our shift Manager, who will assign you the route that you will work across that day and which vehicle, the loads you will be transporting aren’t individually heavy but you will be transporting up to 10,000 - 20,000 items at a time, so we need Drivers who understand the importance of what our Drivers do and how, without you, we can disappoint our customers.

Great communication skills are necessary as one of our Drivers as we understand that delays can happen on our roads through circumstances beyond your control, road accidents, over-running repairs, the M25 and the M1 being the M25 and the M1. If you as one of our Drivers communicate those delays to us we can plan around them and make sure that you get the support you need through optimised route planning, sat navs and other tools.

Our Cat C+E Drivers travel across a range of road types including Motorways, Dual Carriage, A Roads and potentially B Roads, so experience of driving on these road types is key.

You will work 40hrs per week and this role will include some weekend working on a rota basis. But you will know your rota at least 4 weeks in advance.


  • To ensure that the delivery vehicles are maintained at all times to Company standards in terms of reporting of any defects to the vehicle.
  • Ensuring that the vehicles are driven safely, well presented and all procedures and legal regulations are adhered to e.g. FTA regulations
  • Maintaining integrity and ownership when handling packages, to make certain product is securely delivered to the correct address.
  • Completing assigned deliveries within time allocated on the designated route. Initiative, knowledge and skill should be used to anticipate and resolve any day to day issues.
  • Ensuring scanning compliance at all times with the accurate use of the hand held terminals
  • Accurate completion of all relevant paperwork
  • Ensuring all activities are undertaken in accordance with appropriate security and Health and Safety legislation and policies.
  • Maintain a clean and tidy appearance together with a professional courteous manner to all customers and colleagues
  • Maintaining contact with the depot, ensuring any issues are communicated throughout the day.
  • Where necessary some warehouse duties will be required to meet the needs of the business, along with the manual handling of heavier and large items.


  • Your rate of pay will be equivalent to £12.71 per hour plus overtime at an enhanced rate.
  • 24 Days Holiday entitlement + Bank Holidays
  • Opt in benefits

We will contribute 3% into your pension, give you peace of mind through life assurance and also provide income protection cover. On top of this, we offer a great range of flexible benefits that aim to provide something for everyone, so whether you want a discount with a retailer,  insurance for your new gadget, or a cash back health care scheme that can include an online GP service, we’re sure we’ve got something for you.


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.