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CTS pay competitive salaries and provide generous benefits

CTS pay competitive salaries and provide generous employee benefits including flexible working, pension, life assurance, 5 days’ annual company sick pay, 20 days holiday plus BHs with the ability to build up service days. We also provide comprehensive training and development opportunities for our staff.

Security vetting is a requirement for all roles at CTS and any offers of employment are made subject to obtaining and maintaining the necessary security clearance. Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK and will be required to provide proof of 5 years’ UK residency.

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Customer Services Co-Ordinator

Full time, 40 hours per week, shift pattern may be required
c. £25-28k per annum, plus benefits

A great role for someone who has experience working as part of a busy sales department and will proactively coordinate the daily sales process from enquiry through to invoicing ensuring that our customers experience nothing but the highest level of customer care at all times. Someone who excels at being hands on and won’t shy away from taking on varying aspects of a sales coordinator role within one of the UK’s leading specialist logistics firms.

CTS deliver complete peace of mind to the UK’s most demanding organisations in the most difficult of circumstances, handling the world’s most dangerous cargo. With an uncompromising approach to compliance, governance, values and standards, CTS are trusted by governments, defence industry giants, high consequence medical providers and the nuclear industry to keep their specialist operations moving.

We’re looking for an experienced Customer Services Coordinator to come in and add real value to our Sales team. The successful person will be proactive, and able to coordinate the end to end sales process from enquiry through to invoicing, as well as providing day-to-day support to the sales team, making customer care calls, assisting in the coordination of bid and tender documents and all in between. 

Working under the Key Account Manager, you’ll be the day-to-day point of call for all administrative duties and support within the Sales team, ultimately driving to help in the continued growth of this impressive business.

An organiser and doer, the ideal candidate will have…

  • A proven track record in an office-based sales coordination role ideally with 1 year based in Logistics
  • Excellent UK geographical knowledge
  • Brilliant IT Skills with excellent knowledge of the full Microsoft Office suite
  • The ability to demonstrate excellent self-management skills
  • An approachable and cheerful manner with the ability to work as part of a small team
  • Experience managing a CRM system

You’ll be responsible for…

  • Coordinating sales enquiries from new and existing customers at each step of the end to end sales process from quote to the point of invoicing
  • Making sales and customer care calls to current and lapsed customers
  • Supporting the Key Account Manager in monitoring of prequalification and tender opportunities and in the collation of tenders and bids
  • Supporting the sales department in the management of CTS customers 
  • Assisting the sales team in collation of monthly reports and customer satisfaction surveys and coordination of sales/key account meetings
  • Helping to manage the company CRM
  • Coordination of customer satisfaction surveys
  • Administrative support for other sales/marketing activity as required

    We are an equal opportunities employer and our aim is to hire great people from all walks of life – if you share our values please come and join us.  

Logistics Operative (Escort Driver)

Part-time
Easter Park, Silchester, Reading RG7

We are currently recruiting for a Logistics Operative (Escort Driver) to join our team on a part-time basis, to support us in growing our global business and in delivering the highest standards in freight forwarding services to our customers.

We are an equal opportunities employer and our aim is to hire great people from all walks of life – if you share our values of Excellence, Adaptability, Strategic Focus and Integrity, please come and join us.

Email us to apply now, send through your CV and a short covering note and we’ll come back to you to take things forward. 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Escorts all scheduled delivery vehicles from search bays, coordinating the routing and ensuring the safe ingress and egress of vehicles to and from multiple locations on Customer sites A and B
  • Under the instruction (including routing) of Roads and Grounds, escort abnormal loads to and from multiple locations on Customer sites A and B
  • Secure handover of delivery vehicle to appropriate Site contact.
  • Maintains radio contact at all times with Delivery Coordinators using customer radio communication system
  • Reports any accident or incident concerning the escorted vehicle to Delivery Coordinators escalating to appropriate services where necessary
  • Undertakes other journeys as requested to effect the collection and delivery of bioassay samples, air handling samples, calibration equipment and ad-hoc items to and from AWE sites

Safety responsibilities:

  • Carry out the above activities in a way such as to maintain, as far as is reasonably practicable the health, safety and welfare of all personnel and to safeguard the condition of the environment as required by the customer
  • Safe and secure vehicle operation:
    1. Daily DfT vehicle defect checks, including visual checks of light bars.
    2. Loading/securing of freight on vehicle
    3. Vehicle cleanliness
    4. Security of vehicle and load (adherence to Vehicle Panic Alarm procedure)
    5. Associated paperwork
  • Diligently adhere to all CTS & customer health and safety policies/procedures

General:

  • Adhere to all CTS and customer security policies, procedures and protocols
  • Adhere to all CTS quality policies and procedures
  • At all times actively support the Company values, aims, objectives, policies and procedures
  • Undertake any other duties as may be required by Management commensurate with the responsibilities of the job or the requirements of the business
  • To ensure a professional and polite service delivery when communicating with suppliers/customers

Personal Qualities:

  • Site knowledge
  • Customer focused approach to work
  • Team player
  • Works well under pressure
  • Adaptable and flexible attitude
  • Manual handling capability
  • DV security clearance
  • Full clean manual driving licence (3.5T, max 3 points, no DD/DR/TT points or disqualifications) held for at least 12 months

    We are an equal opportunities employer and our aim is to hire great people from all walks of life – if you share our values please come and join us.  

Van Drivers (Covid Sample Testing)

Hampshire area
Immediate start, £24,546 pa

CTS is proud to be supporting the UK Government with Covid19 sample testing in Hampshire.  We are seeking professional drivers for the collection of Covid19 test samples from multiple sites around Hampshire and delivery into our consolidation centres based in Silchester and Southampton.  

Email us to apply now, send through your CV and a short covering note and we’ll come back to you to take things forward. 

The role:

Shifts will be 8-10 hours per day covering regular fixed daily collection routes, Monday to Saturday.  It is anticipated that you will be required to work 5 in 6 days on rotation.
 
You will need a current licence held for at least 2 years with a max 3 points and no DD/DR/TT points or offences.  Previous multi-drop courier experience is an advantage but not essential.  Comprehensive training including ADR awareness will be provided.
 
We are an equal opportunities employer and our aim is to hire great people from all walks of life – if you share our values please come and join us.  We are particularly interested in hearing from you if you have been impacted during the current Covid19 pandemic and would like to help us to make a difference.

Covid-Testing

Road Transport Planner

Silchester, Reading
Salary £28k to £35k plus benefits

We have an exciting opportunity for a road haulage planner to join our friendly team.  This is a varied and ever-changing specialist road freight operation and you will be planning resources, routing our core fleet across the UK and into Europe.

You will be supporting our customer service team to competitively win jobs with your responsibility being to allocate and optimise resources, plan and evaluate the jobs and minimise empty mileage.  This is all done in line with Road Transport Legislation and according to the appropriate ADR Regulations and security protocols. 

To be successful, you must be able to work flexibly with other members of the team, be highly organised and make decisions quickly.  You must have a proven track record of optimising revenue through sourcing and winning supporting traffic to our primary loads.  This is a fantastic opportunity to build on your existing traffic office experience gained in UK and International road haulage or courier.

Email us to apply now, send through your CV and a short covering note and we’ll come back to you to take things forward. 

Being a logistics company, candidates must possess a full driving licence (max 3 points, no DD/DR/TT points or disqualifications). Security clearance is a requirement for this role.  Applicants must have 5 years’ UK residency & a 5-year verifiable employment history.

The Role:

  • Manually planning collections and deliveries for CTS’ fleet on our digital (excel) board – vans up to 44T tractor and trailer units taking into account the many variables e.g. cargo compatibility, drivers’ hours, driver qualifications, vehicle requirements and legal compliance
  • Board optimisation: directing maximum use of resources and minimal fuel costs through forward planning
  • Sourcing and securing complimentary primary and backloads
  • Driving towards agreed contractual KPI’s, financial and service goals for CTS
  • Ensuring board data is kept accurate and real time.
  • Supporting our customer services team in pricing requests and quotes to win profitable Road business
  • Leading on three daily board ‘rundowns’ to prioritise workload, interrogate the schedule and identify potential problems before they occur
  • Briefing and debriefing drivers – ensuring Driver Hours /WTD and Tacho requirements are met
  • Accurate use of company software and systems to ensure efficient operations
  • Managing subcontractors

A bit about you:

Essential Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years’ domestic and international haulage/courier traffic office experience, preferably SME based
  • Extensive Return Load/Backhaul experience
  • A good level of mental agility, experience of manual planning/scheduling, good numerical and analytical skills
  • Multi-vehicle planning experience – ideally vans up to 44T trucks – must be familiar with payloads/dims/weights
  • Good knowledge of drivers hours legislation
  • Good route planning skills & strong geographical knowledge (National and International)
  • Self-starter able to demonstrate strong commercial acumen
  • Awareness of broker outsourcing and subcontracting

Essential Skills:

  • Verbal and written communication: a positive outlook and the ability to build strong relations with team, drivers, logistics partners and clients
  • Problem solving: proactive intervention to improve outcomes
  • Prioritisation: a systematic, methodical, persistent & thorough approach to work
  • Attention to detail – maintains high standards when working under pressure and to varying deadlines
  • IT – competent user of, for example, TMS/WMS/vehicle telematics and full Microsoft office suite

Desirable:

  • Specialist Logistics (High Consequence DG) knowledge – this is not essential since training will be provided
  • Transport Manager CPC / Driver CPC / NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in Traffic Office
  • Previous experience working in secure transportation, aerospace, security or defence industries and/or project moves
CTS prides itself on delivering the highest standards of service delivery.  In addition to the above, we are looking for individuals who will consistently uphold our core values of Excellence, Adaptability, Strategic Focus and Integrity.

Working at CTS, you will find yourself in a stimulating environment with plentiful opportunity for learning and development.  We also provide competitive employee benefits including flexible working, flexible pension scheme, life assurance, annual sick pay, service days, an employee assistance programme and a cycle to work scheme.

Part-Time Security Van Driver

Bristol area
Salary £12,701 rising to £13,364 PA post probation

We are seeking two careful, professional van drivers to join our southern crew to cover assignments throughout the UK and Europe, but predominantly to be deployed on regular Bristol to Newcastle secure moves.

You will be expected to deliver excellent customer satisfaction and show meticulous attention to detail with a positive ‘can do’ attitude.

You will alternate on a 3 on 3 off rotation (Monday to Friday), with the opportunity for overtime covering additional work that becomes available in your area.

Email us to apply now, send through your CV and a short covering note and we’ll come back to you to take things forward. 

Successful candidates will be subject to various background checks and job offers will be made subject to completing a BPSS check. You must be eligible to work in the UK, with 5 years’ UK Residency.

Requirements:

  • Space to park a CTS van on your driveway

  • Applicants must live within the Bristol area

  • Clean 3.5T license (held for at least 12 months, max 3 points and no current DD/DR/TT points/disqualifications)

  • Careful professional drivers – commercial driving experience advantageous 

  • Strong customer service ethos

  • Physically fit, able to load and unload vehicles
  • Basic IT (for the use of a PDA device/smart phone)

Rates of Pay and Hours:

Salary £12,701 PA rising to £13,364 PA post probation. 

Working week will average 25 hours on a 3 on 3 off rotation with occasional additional work. OT rate £9.77 per hour (£10.28 per hour post probation) for any additional hours worked Monday to Friday. 

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Security Van Drivers

c. £25-26k pa
Silchester, Nr. Reading and surrounding area
Rhyl

We have immediate vacancies for LGV C+E security drivers to expand our crew in the Reading area. We’re looking for adaptable and flexible individuals who like variety, for regular driving work. You will be transporting specialist cargoes including dangerous goods and other high consequence goods and work will be varied, taking you to unusual destinations around the UK and into Europe.

Driving for CTS is about delivering excellent customer satisfaction and you will need to be an individual with integrity, who takes pride in their work, shows meticulous attention to detail and has a positive ‘can do’ attitude.  You must be well presented with good geographical knowledge. Experience with high security/high value, multi-drop, double manned and international driving would be an advantage and holding an ADR qualification is beneficial although not essential as training will be provided for the right candidates.

Experience with DG/high consequence, multi-drop, double manned and international driving would be an advantage and holding an ADR qualification is beneficial although not essential as training will be provided for the right candidates. 

Above all you must be highly adaptable and willing to work in other parts of CTS’ operations which, for example, may include warehousing or furniture/accommodation moves and distribution on a local client’s site as part of CTS’ delivery of an integrated logistics service.

Email us to apply now, send through your CV and a short covering note and we’ll come back to you to take things forward. 

Requirements:

  • Professional driver with commercial driving experience, 3.5T licence with a maximum of 3 points and no current DD/DR/TT points or offences
  • Full ADR (packages) desirable, although training will be provided
  • Basic IT/computer skills, experience of using PDAs or WMS
  • Adaptable with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Strong customer service ethos
  • Fork Lift experience & qualification advantageous but not essential
  • Physically fit, able to load and unload vehicles and undertake furniture/office moves as part of a team

Hours:

What will my working week look like?

  • It will vary (up to legal limits under Domestic/EU Drivers Hours/Domestic rules including rest periods) however our aim is to achieve as close to an average of 50 hours per week in a 26 week reference period
  • It will include weekend and night working on rotating patterns that will be agreed in advance. A 10% uplift in pat will apply to any night work carried out between midnight and 0459am
  • It will involve early starts, late finishes and nights away from base

CTS pay competitively and provide generous employee benefits including flexible working, pension, life assurance, 5 days’ annual company sick pay, 20 days holiday plus BHs with the ability to build up service days, cycle to work scheme and uniform. We also provide comprehensive training and development opportunities for our staff.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo Security Vetting.

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LGV C+E Security Drivers

c. £38k pa
Silchester, Nr. Reading and surrounding area

We have immediate vacancies for LGV C+E security drivers to expand our crew in the Reading area. We’re looking for adaptable and flexible individuals who like variety, for regular driving work. You will be transporting specialist cargoes including dangerous goods and other high consequence goods and work will be varied, taking you to unusual destinations around the UK and into Europe.

Driving for CTS is about delivering excellent customer satisfaction and you will need to be an individual with integrity, who takes pride in their work, shows meticulous attention to detail and has a positive ‘can do’ attitude.  You must be well presented with good geographical knowledge. Experience with high security/high value, multi-drop, double manned and international driving would be an advantage and holding an ADR qualification is beneficial although not essential as training will be provided for the right candidates.

Email us to apply now, send through your CV and a short covering note and we’ll come back to you to take things forward. 

Requirements:

  • Careful professional drivers with commercial driving experience
  • ADR desirable, although training will be provided (financial lock ins will apply)
  • Current LGV C+E driving licence (held for at least 3 years, max 3 points and no current DD/DR/TT points /disqualifications)
  • Good knowledge of the UK road network and experience of driving in Europe
  • Good knowledge of drivers’ hours rules and road traffic regulations
  • Physically fit, able to load and unload vehicles
  • Basic IT (for PDA use)
  • Team player – work will include some double manned driving
  • Strong customer service ethos
  • Applicants must live within a 30 mile radius of RG7 2PQ due to early starts/late finishes

Hours:

Hours will vary from week to week:

  • M-F: as required by the business up to legal limits under European Drivers Hours Legislation including rest periods
  • Across a year your hours should average 50-55 per week
  • You should expect to be doing regular nights out and sleeping in your cab
  • Occasional weekend work required as part of a rota
  • Salary: £37,128 pa rising to £38,454 post probation, plus subsistence allowances
  • Overtime rates apply at weekends and BHs (1½ x)

CTS pay competitively and provide generous employee benefits including flexible working, pension, life assurance, 5 days’ annual company sick pay, 20 days holiday plus BHs with the ability to build up service days, cycle to work scheme and uniform. We also provide comprehensive training and development opportunities for our staff.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo Security Vetting.

Casual Security Drivers -
all licence categories

£9.46 – £12.48 per hour (depending on licence category)
Overtime rates apply at weekends and bank holidays
Silchester, Nr. Reading and surrounding area
Rhyl

CTS is a provider of specialist logistics that has been in operation for over 20 years.  We’re looking for adaptable and flexible individuals who like variety, for regular driving assignments.

You will be transporting specialist cargoes including dangerous goods and other high consequence goods and work will be varied, taking you to unusual destinations throughout the UK and into Europe.

As a casual worker, your working hours will vary dependant on the work available and your availability to undertake it.  Assignments may include weekdays, overnight stays, weekends, early starts, late finishes, sometimes at short notice although at other times we will be able to offer work with in advance of 2 weeks’ notice.

Email us to apply now, send through your CV and a short covering note and we’ll come back to you to take things forward. 

Requirements:

  • Careful professional drivers – some commercial driving experience advantageous
  • Clean driving licence (held for at least 12 months, max 6 points and no current DD/DR/TT points /disqualifications)
  • Physically fit, able to load and unload vehicles
  • Basic IT (for simple disconnection and reconnection of IT hardware)
  • Team player – much of our work is double manned
  • Strong customer service ethos
  • Applicants must live within a 30 mile radius of CTS premises due to early starts/late finishes and rapid response requirements

CTS pay competitively and provide generous employee benefits including flexible working, pension, life assurance, 5 days’ annual company sick pay, 20 days holiday plus BHs with the ability to build up service days, cycle to work scheme and uniform. We also provide comprehensive training and development opportunities for our staff.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo Security Vetting.

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