HGV Class 2 Recovery Driver – Temp to Perm

  • Job ref: 080/00477
  • Type: Full Time, Permanent, Temporary
  • Location: Harlow
  • Salary: £10.00 - £16.00 per hour
  • Recruiting office: Chelmsford & Harlow
  • Date posted: 29 April 2021

Job details

  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Temporary
  • Harlow
  • Job Ref: 080/00477
  • Salary: 10.00 - £16.00 per hour

Are you looking for immediate work? 

Do you have experience in Recovery Driving? 

Are you based near Harlow?

If so, Driver Hire Chelmsford and Harlow need you! 


We are currently recruiting for x2 Class 2 HGV Recovery Drivers for our client based in the Harlow area.

Our client, who specialises in Accident Recovery, provides a National service to their clients therefore you will need to be prepared to do both short distance and long distance work.

Although for the majority of the time you will be lone working, you will also be required to work a double manned shift as and when needed, so this will need to be considered before applying for the role.

With an as soon as possible start, we are ideally looking for candidates who are available immediately, however will consider individuals with a short notice period.

Following a successful telephone interview, you will be required to attend a face to face interview with my client to discuss the role and your experience in more depth.

As the position is on a 12 week temporary to permanent basis, you will be working for this company through us as an agency for the first 12 weeks. Following a successful ‘T2P’ assignment you will then transfer permanent to our client on the 13th week.  This is a great way to ensure that the role is right for you!

Due to our clients insurance, to be considered for the role you must be aged 25 or over, have no more than 6 points on your licence and have held your HGV Class 2 licence for at least 1 year.

My client has also stipulated that they would also ideally like a candidate from a vehicle transport / recovery background, however this is desirable.

Full training will be provided.


Working hours

Monday – Friday, 06:45 to 17:00

Every other Saturday, 06:45 to 12:00



Temporary basis (first 12 weeks):

INC holiday pay – £11.48ph – Holiday paid in with weekly pay *

EXC holiday pay – £10.25ph – holiday pay accrued, to be taken as and when requested *

Weekly pay / Overtime and weekend rate also paid


Permanent basis:

£10 – £11 per hour, with a review following 3 month probation.

£15 – £16 per hour, once fully trained

Monthly pay / Overtime rate and weekend rate also paid


Why do we think you should choose Driver Hire Chelmsford and Harlow?

  1. We offer competitive rates of pay for HGV drivers.
  2. We have Temp, Perm, and Temp to Perm opportunities available.
  3. We have an experienced team with a ‘family feel’ providing an excellent service.
  4. We are genuinely here to help 24/7.
  5. We pay weekly.
  6. We go that extra mile for our workers, like sending birthday cards and rewarding Candidate of the Month.

Recent Survey Results:

  • 97% of candidates said they were proud to work for Driver Hire.
  • 95% of candidates rated the level of respect received as Excellent/Good.
  • 2/3 of candidates said they would ‘definitely’ recommend working for us.


But don’t take our word for it… take a look at our website to view some of the reviews from both our clients and candidates we receive on a weekly basis.



*Holiday is required to be requested in writing by the worker each week on their timesheet.

Unfortunately, we are unable to respond to every application.  If you do not hear back from us within 10 days, this means you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

May we take this opportunity to thank you for applying for this role.

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