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Vacancies with Candy Carriers - Couriers in Kent and the South East - Kent Courier Services

Vacancies

UK Sameday & Worldwide Express Courier Services from Candy Carriers.

 

Being part of our friendly team at Candy Carriers can be a rewarding experience - many of our staff have remained with us for years.

Our work is diverse and often involves travel throughout the UK and sometimes extending into mainland Europe.

We operate a 24/7 service and you should be prepared for varied working hours across the week.

Present Vacancies:

 

Business Development Manager

Sittingbourne

Candy Carriers Limited has been one of Kent’s leading courier and transport companies for almost 27 years. We have built our reputation by providing consistently high-quality services based on client need, reliability and secure delivery.

Our customers really matter to us. We always go the extra mile when solving their delivery problems.

Our client base is an eclectic mix of large multi-nationals and small SMEs. Many have been with us for years. As their requirements have changed, we have adapted, providing the services they really want.

We're seeking someone with energy, passion, the ability to solve problems and who enjoys meeting and communicating with a wide range of customers throughout the South-East area. A transport related background would be a huge advantage.

What You Will Offer

  • You will be a 'people person'
  • You will be adept in communication with the ability to listen and to design easy solutions to often difficult problems - all while making it seem so simple!
  • You will have the ability to work as part of our friendly sales team and to be able to liaise with our equally friendly operations dept.
  • You will be able to motivate others and plan your own working day while maintaining regular contact with our clients
  • You will have an eye for new business opportunities and be able to develop ideas for the benefit of the company.
  • You'll be able to demonstrate excellent negotiating skills and be persuasive when developing new opportunities.
  • You'll be able to work to mutually agreed targets and provide weekly reports on your progress.
  • You will be able to drive and will hold a full UK driving license.

What We Will Offer In Return

Once you've convinced us you are the perfect addition for our team, we will be happy to provide the following:

  • A fun and friendly working environment

  • Company car

  • Perfect location in the heart of Sittingbourne

  • Four weeks annual holiday

And The Salary?….

….is your first opportunity to showcase your negotiating skills. However, it will not be a disappointing figure!

 

£Negotiable

 

Transport Operations Assistant

Sittingbourne

Candy Carriers is looking for a Transport Operations Assistant to join our Transport Team based in Sittingbourne. The successful candidate will provide administrative support within the Transport Department.

Candy Carriers is a 24/7 Express Transport business providing delivery services throughout the UK and the World. This vacancy is for a person wishing to work within the transport industry and develop their career in a busy office environment.

The Role:

  • Liaison with customer/supplier via telephone/email
  • Data entry & planning
  • Instructing drivers of duties, document completion, end of day debriefs
  • Vehicle fleet administration, maintenance & scheduling 
  • Pricing, job creation, consignment processing
  • Inter-departmental communication
  • Administrative duties
  • Maintain systems and processes
  • Maintain company efficiency, productivity and profitability
  • Maintain transport regulation and H & S procedures
  • Possess the ability to supervise and maintain discipline

Your Skills:

  • Administration experience
  • Be computer literate with Microsoft word, excel and Outlook experience
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to build good working relationships.
  • Possess the ability to think on your feet, prioritise and organise in a logical order.
  • Be creative, motivated & ambitious
  • Be proactive with good problem solving skills.
  • Be flexible adaptable in a changeable environment approach to work with the ability to multi-task.
  • Give attention to detail
  • Able to work under pressure, solve problems
  • Be assertive but friendly

Hours:

47.5 hours, Monday to Friday (There may be work demands requiring flexibility with hours) Saturday on Rota System

What We Can Offer You:

  • £20,000 to £22,500 per annum dependent on experience.

  • Training and development opportunities.

  • 28 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays.

  • Career training and progression opportunities.

£20,000 to £22,500 p.a.

 

Full Time Drivers Class 2 (C) Licence

Swale/Medway

Experienced commercial Class 2 drivers required to work from our Swale and Medway locations.

Why not join us in providing high quality delivery services for customers delivering throughout the UK?

The position provides a variety of driving duties, including bespoke dedicated deliveries throughout the UK and multidrop pallet services within the South East.

You will need to have a flexible attitude towards unsocial working hours, as start and finish times may be varied according to the duties. You should also be physically fit, as there are occasions when some lifting of loads is required.

If you have a good geographical knowledge of the UK and previous experience of delivery driving, then you already have an advantage.

Please note: A driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) qualification is required for this position. Full details of CPC can be obtained from https://www.gov.uk/driver-certificate-of-professional-competence-cpc

We can offer you:

  • Basic Annual Salary £25,084 rising to approximately £32,500 with additional hours and duties

  • ADR (hazardous) and vocational vehicle training.

  • Minimum 48 hour week Mon/Fri

  • Saturday working (on a rota system).


£25,084 to £32,500 p.a.

 

Delivery Driver up to 3.5t (Category B)

Swale/Medway

Experienced Commercial Drivers based in Swale and Medway are required to join our established team, providing express deliveries throughout the UK.

You will be driving a variety of vehicles up to 3.5t. A suitable driving licence with Category B is a minimum requirement.

A flexible attitude towards unsocial working hours is essential, as early starts and late finishes are common. You should also be able to demonstrate a proven geographical knowledge of the UK. Previous experience of delivery driving will be an advantage. Candidates should be aware that the position can involve lifting.

ADR and vocational vehicle training is provided.

This position is ideal for someone wishing to progress to a future career within the driving industry.

We can offer you:

  • Training of ADR (Hazardous)

  • Training towards Driver CPC qualification

  • Training to Class C1 & Class C

  • Progressive Vocational vehicle training.

  • Bases in Medway/Swale.

  • 48 hour week Mon/Fri.

  • Saturday working (on a rota system).

  • Excellent salary: Starting basic £19,344 rising to £23,500 (including additional hours and duties).

£19,344 to £23,500 p.a.

 

 

Full Time Drivers With Class C1 Licence

Swale/Medway

Experienced Commercial Drivers are required to join our established team providing express deliveries throughout the UK. 

You will be driving a variety of vehicles including small vans,Transits, Sprinters, Lutons and trucks up to 7.5t.

A suitable driving licence with Class C1 is a minimum requirement.

A flexible attitude towards duties and unsocial working hours is essential, as early starts and late finishes are common. A proven geographical knowledge of the UK and previous experience of delivery driving will be an advantage.

Candidates should be aware that the position involves lifting and you should be physically fit.

Please note: A driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) qualification is required for this position. Full details of CPC can be obtained from https://www.gov.uk/driver-certificate-of-professional-competence-cpc

Driver CPC training can be provided subject to a successful probationary period.

We can offer you:

  • Basic Annual Salary £21,216 rising to £26,000 (including additional hours and duties)
  • ADR (hazardous) and vocational vehicle training.

  • Bases in Medway/Swale.

  • Saturday working (on a rota system).

  • Training to Class 2 can be provided for drivers wishing to advance their career in transport.


£21,216 to £26,000 p.a.

 

There are no further vacancies at this time.

Please check back regularly for an update...

If you think you have the qualities needed to join our growing team then apply now by sending your CV to:

Mr A. Dixon,
Candy Carriers, Unit 6/4, Mill Way, Trinity Trading Estate, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 2PD
or email: admin@candycarriers.com

Please note: Due to the high level of interest in our vacancies, if you have not been contacted within 14 days, your application has not been successful on this occasion.