Driver's Mate - Thatcham - 4 shifts per week
Part-time, £113.81 per shift

Ref: 23032092

Salary: £113.81 per shift

Hours: Part-time

Contracted Hours: 4 shifts per week

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: 9A, Newbury Retail Park, Pinchington Lane, Newbury, RG14 7HU


Driver’s Mate (Airlock Colleague)



We are recruiting for a driver’s mate to work out of our third-party distribution centre in Thatcham (RG19 6HN). Working with the driver in a 44t HGV vehicle, you will make product deliveries into stores overnight, and assume full responsibility for ensuring that the stores are securely locked, following the documented store requirements for pallet positioning etc. This is an enjoyable role where standards and security are priority, but much of your night will be travelling together with the driver, so good conversation is a must! The successful candidate will have good spatial awareness, be a keen problem solver and enjoy working through the night.

We are looking for candidates who can start as soon as possible (immediate starts available) joining an already established team.



  • Fri / Sat / Mon / Weds - 4 shifts per week.
  • Start times vary by day, but on average start at 15:00-19:00
  • Average shift length 8-12 hours depending on the route.



  • £113.81 per shift, regardless of the length of the shift



  • Working alongside EV Cargo drivers to make store deliveries.
  • To hold store keys whilst on shift and alarm codes for all the stores on the delivery run
  • To gain safe and secure access to all stores on the run
  • After palletised stock is presented to you at the delivery door, manoeuvre stock into position in store.
  • To secure the premises after the delivery has been dropped.
  • Know and apply the health and safety and security procedures.
  • Function as key-holder on behalf of Pets at Home Ltd
  • To check the pallet counts against the delivery documents and report any variances, on the driver’s paperwork.
  • Ensure that the security of the store is not compromised.
  • To aid in ensuring that deliveries are made on time, reporting any variances on the driver’s paperwork.
  • To ensure that any issues with keys/alarms are reported on time.
  • Ensure standards are being met and maintained.
  • Awareness, safety, and well-being of others in line with Company procedures and requirements on safe working practices


You will attend each of the stores on the Airlock route and receive full training on the entry and exit routines including the risk assessment, safe system of work, setting of alarm codes, and use of the alarm panel.



  • 13 days paid annual leave.
  • Birthday leave - 1-day extra leave to celebrate your birthday.
  • An extra day’s holiday when you become a new pet parent (Dog/Cat/Horse)
  • An extra day’s holiday when you move home and half a day when your little one’s ‘fly the nest’!
  • Pension Scheme
  • Colleague Discount- 20% discount for you (plus one family member). This can be used in Pets at Home Stores, Groom Rooms, Companion Care Veterinary Services, and Pet Plan Insurance!
  • “Treats” benefits- an online range of offers and discounts which are available exclusively to Pets Colleagues
  • Life assurance
  • Contributory Private Health Care
  • Celebrating Special Celebrations? You will get one extra week off and a gift to celebrate your wedding or civil partnership, and a gift from us if you are expecting or adopting a baby!
  • Values Awards


About Us

Pets just see people. They are not biased, and they do not discriminate. We take our inspiration from pets, and we value and respect difference in all its forms. Our aim is to reflect the diversity of the communities we operate in, and every colleague can help us achieve this. We encourage our people to be themselves so even if your skills and experience do not perfectly align, if you think you can make a unique contribution through your values and behaviours, we want to hear from you!


*Please note that we reserve the right to close this job advertisement prior to the stated closing date if suitable candidates are identified. We encourage interested applicants to submit their applications promptly.

Organisation: Pets at Home

Date Posted: 12-06-2024

Expiry Date: 20-06-2024