Road Operations, Road, Recovery
Our full-time position is 40 hours a week minimum on a rotational shift pattern, which you’ll be given 6 months in advance.
Please note that in some locations we may be able to offer a reduced hours employment package of 35 hours a week minimum, depending on the needs of the local depot
Our full-time position offers an annual salary of £32,945 (on target earnings), with a guaranteed basic salary of £29,033 (basic hourly rate £13.95). Increased overtime pay is also available
This is the job
Who we are
Solution bringers. Day makers. Extra milers. We are the AA. And we keep everyone’s show on the road. There for our members wherever and whenever they need us, we’re always ready for anything. That’s why, for over 100 years, we’ve continued to evolve and adapt. Today, as the nation’s number one motoring organisation, we offer a range of excellent products and services to millions of customers. As a Recovery Patrol, you’ll always go the extra mile for our members. In return, we’ll go the extra mile for you, with excellent training, support and development opportunities.
What will I be doing?
When we can’t get an AA member’s vehicle started after a breakdown, you’ll be there for the next stage in the journey. Arriving at the roadside, you’ll need to be ready for anything. While they’ll often be thrilled to see you, the member may be angry, upset, afraid or impatient. They could be on their way to an important meeting, a job interview, or have a flight to catch. You might work alone, but as soon as you get out of your HGV recovery truck, you’ll be a partner to the customer. You’ll help them feel safe, understood and taken care of. You’ll listen to their concerns, reassure them about what happens next, and decide on the next step. Which might mean, as well as taking their vehicle to a garage for repair, you’ll travel on with them to their important destination.
What do I need?
Due to the nature of this HGV driving job, an element of flexibility is required. This is no 9am-5pm operation; you’ll work in a rotational shift pattern that can include evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays. You’ll be ready to do a lot of driving to all kinds of locations, in all weathers, and work quickly and efficiently. Your busiest - and longest - days are likely to come when the weather is least pleasant.
You’ll already have a full driving category C driving licence (HGV 2) and ideally you’ll hold the CE (HGV 1) licence too, although this isn’t essential. Alongside this, you’ll need a Driver CPC (certificate of professional competence) qualification, and a digital drivers/tachograph card when you apply.
We’ll expect you to be comfortable adapting to new technology. Most importantly, while you enjoy working solo, you’re great at dealing with all kinds of people. You are always calm, friendly, reassuring and professional.
What you’ll love
Helping people gives you a warm glow - so you’ll relish every chance to shine. And there will be plenty of those, every shift, as you take all sorts of people and vehicles to safety. You’ll enjoy the variety of the role, and the ability to manage your own work and boost your earnings with overtime. But you’ll also appreciate the support and recognition available from your manager and colleagues. Perhaps most of all, you’ll appreciate working for a trusted brand at the forefront of the industry - and all the opportunities for development and career progression that come along with it.