Tanker Driver

  • Job Reference: R2082
  • Date Posted: 23 November 2021
  • Employer: Scottish Water
  • Location: Glasgow
  • Salary: £12.50 to £13.50 Per Hour
  • Sector: Trades & Labour, Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Together we are Trusted to Serve Scotland.

Scottish Water is committed to maintaining and improving customer service and water quality whilst protecting and enhancing Scotland’s environment.

 To support our commitments around protecting the environment the Tankering Team within Scottish Water provides an essential waste transportation service from both Water and Wastewater treatment sites.  

We have an exciting opportunity for a 2 year Fixed Term Contract to join our Tankering Team currently from depots at Glasgow (Govan) & Hamilton

Key Benefits:

  • 37 hour per week dayshift with flexible start time

  • £12.50 - £13.50 per hour based on skills and experience

  • Annual bonus scheme

  • Optional overtime

  • 4 days on 4 days off shift pattern

  • 32 days holiday plus 6 fixed days (equivalent in hours)

  • Membership of a Local Government final salary pension scheme with definable pension benefits for you and your dependants

  • Fully funded CPC training

  • Artic role

About the Role

Scottish Water carries out a private septic tank service to domestic and commercial customers where our drivers act as ambassadors for us with these customers. The team operates across all areas of Scotland and utilise both rigid and articulated tankers removing sludge from various Wastewater Treatment Plants and Public septic tanks.

You will ensure all work undertaken complies with all relevant Health and Safety Regulations, completing vehicle checks and inspections, liaising with fleet on aspect of vehicle maintenance, repairs, servicing, and MOT’s. You will also ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with Scottish Water policies and procedures relating to sludge transportation.

In this role you will work a shift pattern of 4 days on 4 days off with optional overtime. This role is being advertised on a 2-year fixed term contract with no standby or overnight working required.  Overtime can be available when required. Full training and protection will be provided to enable you to carry out the role.

Essential Skills and Experience Required:

Full training will be provided however we are looking for you to have the ability to ensure your work is delivered professionally, efficiently and on time, play a key role optimising Tanker usage for Scottish Water.

You will also:

  • Have the ability to plan and prioritise your work whilst maintaining a flexible approach to accommodate changing priorities.

  • Be able to build trust and credibility with customers who you interact with, being focussed on their needs and acting as an ambassador for Scottish Water.

  • Be a strong team player, who can work well with others to achieve common goals and have a willingness to learn from others – raising issues with planners and schedulers etc.

  • Be a holder of a valid CPC card.

  • As a minimum have a Cat C +E licence

For more information about this role, please contact: ross.shepherd@scottishwater.co.uk

The closing date for applications is 6th December 2021

Do you have any Assistive Support Requirements? If we can support you further at any point during your application to Scottish Water, then please let us know by emailingSWRecruitment@scottishwater.co.uk 

Working at Scottish Water 

Scottish Water is one of the UK's leading water companies, the quality of drinking water and satisfaction with the service we provide our customers has never been higher - but we want to be even better – and you could help play an important part!

We take employee engagement very seriously and have an inclusive and collaborative work environment where we respect people’s differences. We are committed to creating an engaging environment and a positive experience for our employees and we have an inclusive and collaborative work environment.
We were recently recognised as a Top 10 Flexible Employer in Scotland at the Flexibility Works Awards 2021 and by The Times as a Top 50 Employer for Women in 2019.

In 2019 we also won the Age Inclusive Award at The Herald and GenAnalytics Diversity Awards and were winners of the Best Public Sector Employer at the Family Friendly Working Scotland Awards 2020.
We have Carers Positive Exemplary Status and were Silver Award 2019 & Gold Award winners 2020 of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

We aim for work to be an energising and fulfilling experience and everyone plays their part to ensure that Scottish Water is trusted to serve our customers and communities.

We are passionate about creating opportunities for young people and are proud to have achieved the Gold standard in the Investors in Young People accreditation, demonstrating our commitment to creating rewarding opportunities for young people. 

You will have access to a host of benefits which include 38 days holiday a year, a defined benefit pension scheme, a discounted medical cash plan and cycle to work, plus a variety of agile working arrangements and family-friendly policies designed to support your wellbeing.

Next Steps 

Any offer of employment with Scottish Water will be subject to the successful completion of a mandatory pre-employment screening process, including Disclosure Scotland and eligibility to work in the UK. Details can be found on our website.