Transport Shift Supervisor (WJFRP81685)




Job Location
- United Kingdom -- England -- North West England -- Lancashire -- Nelson

Job Type

13 January 2022

Closing date
11 Feb 2022 23:59

We have an exciting opportunity for a Transport Shift Supervisor to join our Transport Team here at Wellocks based in Nelson.

About the role

The Transport Shift Supervisor is responsible for supporting the Nelson Transport Management Team, to supervise the team of drivers’, fleet of vehicles, and required routes in accordance with the company KPI’s and legal compliance. Predominantly working any five nights out of six, there will be a requirement to be flexible and work day shifts to cover holidays when required.


  • Ensure all routes are dispatched on time and in full, and where necessary arrange cover for trunk or route overloads and absence
  • Make sure all HSE and transport compliance requirements are enforced
  • Ensure the necessary paperwork and checks, either personally or through the drivers, are completed to maintain due diligence 
  • Oversee that all office duties are carried out within the shift, on both days and nights.
  • Deliver against the department KPI’s to ensure customer requirements are met
  • Liaise cross functionally to support drivers with customer and supplier requirements and queries  
  • Supervise the team of drivers effectively
  • Provide holiday / sickness cover for day and night shift managers as needed

Required skills and experience

  • Good communication skills
  • Clean Driving License. HGV 2 desirable but not essential as training will be provided
  • Microsoft Office Proficient (Excel, Word, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Sound geographical knowledge
  • Ability to work flexibly between nights and days
  • Previous experience working in Transport would be beneficial
  • Previous experience of supervising a team

About us

Wellocks, is one of the leading UK food distributors in the hospitality industry. We provide fruit, vegetables, dairy, eggs, poultry, meat, store cupboard essentials and everything else chefs will need in their restaurant kitchen. Thanks to our highly skilled team, we also offer pre-prepared veg and freshly-made pasta which is a key part of our service.

From our humble beginnings in 1961 supplying potatoes to local pubs and restaurants, 60 years later we now supply over 1,200 restaurant kitchens across the country with amazing ingredients.

We’re proud to be part of the William Jackson Food Group, a dedicated family-owned food business which started in 1851. Our sister businesses are MyFresh, Abel & Cole, Jacksons Bakery and Belazu. Family values and the commitment which comes with such a long-standing business are rooted in our culture here at Wellocks.

Perks and benefits

  • Generous employee discounts on all our products (we sell everything from fresh fruit and veg, to milk, cheese, eggs and store cupboard essentials)
  • Free 3-course fine-dining meal cooked by our in-house chefs to give you a flavour of what our customers create with the products we supply
  • A bottle of prosecco on your 1st year anniversary, and a 3-course fine-dining meal on your 5th anniversary
  • Free car park onsite
  • Fancy volunteering? We will give you one day off a year (paid) to take part in volunteering for a charity of your choice
  • Cycle to Work Scheme that offers discounted bikes and cycling equipment
  • Access to financial support if you have a child attending university
  • Access to financial support to provide clothing or equipment for you or your child’s sports team
  • Donate through your pay to a charity of your choice. The money is simply deducted through your pay before tax, so for every pound you donate, the 20p that usually goes to tax will go to the charity instead
  • Access to a range of employee assistance services which can be tailored to give you support on matters such as finances, health, and wellbeing
  • We treat our teams to a free meal every few months, from our visiting fish & chip van, to freshly made bacon baps from our in-house chefs

Contact information

Nikki Ward