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Jobs >> Yard Person / Relief HGV Driver


Huws Gray are a fast-growing company and since our formation in 1990, we have developed from a single branch of 5 staff in Anglesey to over 70 branches with over 900 staff. Including our Head Office in Anglesey we currently stretch from Hay-on-Wye in Herefordshire up to Penrith in Cumbria and across to Derby in the Midlands. Following on from the recent acquisition of the Cambridge based Ridgeons Group, Huws Gray have now expanded their brand to the South East of England, making Huws Gray the UK's largest independent Builders Merchant employing in total over 1800 staff.  Huws Gray recently obtained private equity investment and this investment combined with the continued dynamics within the company has seen Huws Gray’s rate of growth increase rapidly and this new position is a consequence of this.

As a HUWS GRAY YARD PERSON/RELIEF DRIVER, you would be working as part of a team, and reporting to the Branch Manager and Area Manager. You would be responsible for providing excellent customer service at all times with other duties such as

  • Serving our customers politely and professionally at all times
  • Unloading and loading vehicles
  • Maintaining stock levels through the ordering procedure
  • Keeping the yard clean and tidy
  • Ensuring that the yard is a safe and secure environment
  • Creating new and add-on sales opportunities

Although your main role is as a yard person, occasionally you will be required to carry out HGV driving duties as required by branch management.  Your key responsibilities as a relief driver include:


  • The safe and efficient operation of company vehicles

  • Providing an effective and reliable multi-drop delivery and collection service to customers and other branches

  • Ensuring the safe and correct loading of vehicles

  • Maintaining all supporting paperwork

  • Representing the company when out of the branch and when dealing with customers and the public

To fit this Yard Person / Relief Driver role you will need to be:

  • A good team player who can also work on your own initiative
  • A good communicator

  • Presentable, approachable, positive and polite

  • Motivated, energetic and passionate about your work

  • Flexible

  • In possession of a valid current HGV Category C licence

  • HIAB desirable In addition to holding appropriate driving licenses, previous experience in the operation of forklifts, HIAB equipment and the transport of hazardous cargo is desirable, but training will be provided in these areas, as well as the provision of training to use other mechanical handling equipment.  

What will you get in return??

As a valued member within the Huws Gray team  you would be supported by many different teams, all of whom are here to help you in delivering excellent customer sales and service to all our customers, suppliers and colleagues, and in maintaining the company’s reputation as an employer of choice.

As an Employer of choice, in return for your commitment, passion and drive Huws Gray will reward you with the following: -

  • Guaranteed weekly hours
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Regular overtime
  • 24 days annual leave in addition to recognised public and bank holidays
  • Company attendance and performance bonuses
  • Being part of a Saturday morning work rota – working every other Saturday.
  • Company pension scheme – in line with auto enrolment.
  • Career progression and personal development opportunities
  • Being part of a “team” as opposed to just being a number.
  • Staff discounts on items purchased from any of our nationwide branches
  • Enjoying rewards such as annual celebrations, special events and outings as well as paid lunch once a month!

If you have the drive and passion to be a part of the successful team at Huws Gray, and you feel that you have what we are looking for then we are looking forward to hearing off you.



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Completed forms should be sent either to recruitment@huwsgray.co.uk or by post to:

Human Resources
Huws Gray Ltd.
Industrial Estate
LL77 7JA