Driver Assessor Supervisor - Hoddesdon

Wren Kitchens
11 Mar 2018
19 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Summary of Role

To provide support to the Transport Management Team to ensure Drivers and Porters maintain the highest standards of health and safety. To increase the general awareness of road safety with a strong focus on reducing road traffic accidents, ensuring that drivers drive with maximum vehicle sympathy, in an efficient manner, delivering on time within the constraints of the law and with the highest standards of customer service.



To Supervise Employees who are undergoing training or assessment, retrain/coach any staff member observed contravening company procedures and report/record in writing via the Improvement Notice Procedure. Carry out regular site tours and Delivery Team Site visits to observe and improve team performance through coaching/recording for further action as required.


Produce preferred store routes advising drivers of the most efficient route to take to delivery and collection locations. Coach drivers on defensive driving and fuel efficient driving techniques to assist in the delivery of operational targets.


Ensure drivers’ licences are checked in accordance with Company procedures and that accurate records are kept. Ensure own knowledge of workplace legislation is kept up-to-date to become departmental experts.


Ensure daily contact with Transport Management team to plan and prioritise workload. Communicate information on Drivers’ tachograph infringements to the Transport Management team. Network with Driver Assessors at other Depots to ensure consistent practices. Liaise regularly with fellow Assessor Team members to ensure a consistent training approach.


Plan and deliver inductions for every new driver. Plan and deliver agency driver assessment and induction. Plan and deliver remedial post-accident training and assessment. Plan and deliver annual driving assessments for all drivers. Ensure all drivers are trained and understand the importance of accurate data capture. Conduct van driver assessments with the same level of focus on quality and administration as LGV drivers. To drive training and compliance on digital tachographs.

Business Development:

Actively encourage Drivers/Porters to feedback potential areas for operational improvement and cost saving. Feedback to the Fleet Department any areas of concern that may affect future fleet purchase / leasing decisions.


Ensure paperwork for all assessments / inductions is fully completed to the highest standards and filed, with copies being sent to the Training Department.


To attend training courses and pursue personal professional development opportunities that will benefit the operation.

Key Result Areas:

Teamwork. Ensure all assessments are completed in a timely manner. Agency drivers are always assessed before use. Ensure paperwork is neat, accurate and filed appropriately with copies in Training Department. Drivers’ licences checked and copies filed in accordance with procedures. Reduction in accident rate. Improvement in mpg.

Health & Safety:

Adopt a proactive approach to Health & Safety at all times. Ensure safety training is provided to all drivers as part of their initial induction and annual assessment. Network with the Health & Safety department to keep up-to-date on relevant Health & Safety legislation and ensure our training practices exceed standards. Assist with the completion and review of Transport risk assessments.

Essential Criteria:

Class 1 Licence

High standards of appearance, attitude, communication and professionalism at all times.

Strive to develop and improve knowledge and skills for the benefit of self and the company.

Identify own training needs and work with Transport Managers to ensure all necessary training is obtained.

Excellent planning and organizational skills.

A reasonable level of computer literacy.

Flexible approach to work to ensure all drivers, a.m./p.m. and nights are covered. This may involve the occasional overnight stay and visits to other sites to assist in assessments.

Ability to remain calm under pressure.

Desirable Criteria:

Good knowledge of Road Transport Regulations.

Supervision or leadership experience.

Experience in a similar role.

5 years’ experience as an LGV Driver.

Exceptional compliance.

Minimal Tachograph infringements.

Exemplary accident record.

Ideally qualified LGV Driver Assessor

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