Class 1 Driver – Matlock

  • Job ref: 112/00925
  • Type: Permanent, Temporary
  • Location: Matlock
  • Salary: £15.41 per hour
  • Recruiting office: Derby
  • Date posted: 29 April 2022

Job details

  • Permanent
  • Temporary
  • Matlock
  • Job Ref: 112/00925
  • Salary: 15.41 per hour

Class 1 Driver – Matlock

Driver Hire Derby have a fantastic opportunity to join the driving team of a Matlock based, Calcium Carbonate quarry company that was established in 1927 and it is still family owned today – one of the very few independent hard rock quarries left in England, and one of the largest. They employ over 170 people, some of whose parents also worked for the company, and they are proud of the fact that many other team members have been with them for more than 25 years. They process more than 1 million tonnes of calcium carbonates each year. The long-term prospects are excellent.


We are looking for Class 1 (Cat C+E) drivers on a temp to perm basis to distribute their products nationwide to a variety of different businesses either by standard tipper or powder tanker. If you have tipper/quarry experience it would be ideal; but the client will train the drivers that show willingness and desire to learn on the powder tankers. The work pattern is Monday to Friday starting between 04:00 – 06:00. As their customer network is Nationwide there will be at least 1-2 nights out per week when driving the tankers. The average shift length is around 12 hours. There are some Class 2 tippers in the fleet which are used for local deliveries. The class 1 drivers need to be flexible enough to hop into a rigid when required but this doesn’t happen very often. The maximum number of drops per shift is 2 for the class 1 tippers and tankers and 5 for the class 2 tippers. Their fleet is modern and well maintained.


This is a temp to perm arrangement whereby for the first 12 weeks the drivers are paid via Driver Hire before transferring directly across to the client. The rates of pay are attractive and there is plenty of overtime available which is paid at a higher rate after the first 55 hours are complete. The pay rates are as follows:


First 55 hours = £13.75 accrued – £15.41 advanced

Overtime = £17.19 accrued – £19.26 advanced

Sundays = £20.63 accrued – £23.11 advanced

Night out are paid at £26.18 per night


To be in with a chance of being selected for this amazing opportunity the drivers will need to meet the following criteria:

  • A Valid UK Class 1 (Cat C+E) entitlement
  • A Valid Driver CPC card
  • A Digital Tachograph card
  • No more than 6 penalty points for minor motoring offences
  • Valid Right to work documentation
  • Good standard of written / spoken English.
  • Ideal drivers will have tipper or quarry or powder tanker experience


In terms of PPE drivers will need safety boots and orange hi vis tops and trousers. Hard hats are provided by the customer.


Other benefits include ample free parking and a great, friendly team to work with.


The start date for this is as soon as possible so don’t delay.


Why work with Driver Hire?

Driver Hire Derby is part of Driver Hire Nationwide, the UK’s largest specialist transport and logistics recruiter. We are proud to have been able to support local operators during the Covid-19 pandemic and are now looking for additional drivers to join us and help be part of their recovery.

We provide regular, ongoing and varied work from multiple clients across Derby and surrounding areas but it’s more than just a job with us. We treat you as a true professional and offer a warm and friendly place to work. We’re proud of the fact that in our latest satisfaction survey (December 2021), 96% of candidates said they were proud to work for Driver Hire, 97% rated the level of respect received as Excellent/Good and nearly two thirds (67%) said they would ‘definitely’ recommend working for us.


If you think you’d be suitable for this role, we’d love to hear from you! Please call Aden on 07773 099257

Alternatively click “Apply” or email

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