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Permanent & Casual PCV Driver Vacancies - Gillingham, Kent

We are currently recruiting experienced PCV Drivers with manual or automatic licences. You must hold a PCV licence, have good customer service skills and a good general knowledge of Kent and London.

The Kings Ferry provides all aspects of coach travel from day trips and tours to commuter services, VIP and corporate transport.

Successful candidates will be representing our brand and values when providing an excellent customer service at every point.

Your responsibilities as The Kings Ferry Coach Driver will include:

  • A full manual or automatic PCV Licence
  • A Digital Tachograph card
  • A good communicator with excellent customer service skills
  • General knowledge of the Kent and London network
  • Professional manner


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PCV/HGV Engineers

We are recruiting for PCV Engineers to join our team in Gillingham depot.

Positions are available on both our Day and Evening shifts and would suit individuals with an enthusiastic and flexible approach while working to deliver the highest standards.

Salary is negotiable according to shift, experience and background with opportunities to earn overtime on a weekend call rota paid at a premium rate.

The basic role includes the preparation of vehicles for MOT, routine safety inspections, diagnostic work, general repairs, servicing and parts replacement. The successful candidates will have the ability to work safely, efficiently and reliably to a high standard in a busy and variable workshop.

Basic Duties:

  • To diagnose vehicle faults and specify the correct method of repair and parts to be used within defined quality standards and within the most cost effective manner
  • To carry out vehicle servicing in accordance with manufacturers specification
  • Carry out routine vehicle inspections
  • Record all work using paper based or electronic systems
  • Prepare and present vehicles for MOT
  • To ensure all parts are correctly ordered and booked out
  • To attend on-road vehicle breakdowns
  • To carry out vehicle road testing where required


Key Skills Required:

  • Minimum level 3 NVQ standard or equivalent (i.e. City & Guilds level 1 & 2)
  • Must be fully conversant with the safe operation of workshop equipment
  • Must hold relevant experience of HGV/PCV engineering maintenance and repair
  • Must hold a PCV licence or be capable of obtaining one


Benefits following qualifying period:

  • Private health insurance
  • Concessionary travel on National Express Coaches for you and your partner
  • Automatic pension enrolment



  • 3 years of mechanical engineering experience
  • Educated to a GCSE standard
  • Full driving license


Full time, pernament

£30,ooo per annum

To apply please

email us your C.V.



Business Development Team - Key Account Manager

An award winning provider of large scale travel solutions, The Kings Ferry Group, is looking to add a Key Account Manager to their successful Business Development Team in order to increase customer satisfaction and help drive revenue growth.

The Kings Ferry Group is rewriting the book on how companies arrange their ground transport requirements!Part of one of the world’s largest travel groups, National Express plc - the Key Account Manager will be responsible for managing client relationships across a portfolio of strategic accounts. Through an unwavering focus on delivering an exceptional service to each and every customer, you will ensure that you are well placed to maximise sales and revenue growth from every account in your portfolio. You will produce Strategic Account Plans & regular sales forecasts for all customers for whom you have responsibility.

Candidates with experience gained in the travel sector are of particular interest

Primary role:

This is an exciting multi-faceted role reporting to the Head of Business Development overseeing accounts from both our Kings Ferry and Clarkes of London businesses.


Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Manage a portfolio of key customer accounts; including TMC’s; corporate clients; large scale event transport; disaster & business continuity travel; emergency transport and flight delay & disruption transport
  • Responsible for managing all aspects of service delivery
  • Deliver annual growth targets for each account in portfolio
  • Drive customer engagement and strengthen relationships by providing first class customer experiences
  • Achieve personal KPIs and monthly sales targets
  • Produce individual Customer Account Plans, sales forecasts & ad hoc sales analysis
  • Proactively work with clients as their trusted, consultative business travel partner
  • Extend company reach and brand presence internally within accounts
  • Resolve any customer issues arising
  • Identify and evaluate opportunities for account growth
  • Communicate service updates & company developments to customers
  • Promote and upsell additional services
  • Take on new clients when they are passed over from the Business Development Team
  • Create bespoke Mobilisation Plans for large scale or complex requirements as necessary. Work closely with internal Operations Team, Partner Operators and Onsite Staff to coordinate effective service delivery. Arrange and attend briefings as required
  • Ensure the CRM system is kept up to date at all times
  • Work with the BD Team to help create detailed tender submissions, excellent customer presentations and proposals
  • Ensure BD Team are regularly updated on individual account status (spend v. forecast, forthcoming requirements, opportunities, challenges etc)
  • Produce accurate and timely paperwork in line with customer and company requirements


The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Experience in business development and strategic account management with proven ability to drive year on year growth
  • Exceptional account management experience - likely to be a minimum of 5 years in a Sales or Account Management role
  • Experience managing high spend accounts Experience selling to blue chip organisations
  • Experience in consultative and solution based selling
  • Experience in project management and delivery
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines, hit targets, organise and prioritise responsibilities
  • Strong written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Logical & analytical - familiar working with sales data and how to interpret it
  • A self-starter with the ability to work independently in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to liaise with internal teams and external Partners to manage and deliver clients’ requirements
  • High level of dynamism, drive, and energy - team player
  • Ability to use CRM to maintain competitive information, share pipeline of opportunities and track results of customer targets
  • Enthusiastic and ambitious individual with a flexible approach to work
  • Confident, a ’can do’ attitude and strong belief in own ability to succeed
  • Gravitas- is credible internally and when customer facing
  • Challenges existing practices when necessary and offers ideas for improvements
  • Resilient & determined
  • Excellent influencing, listening and communication skills, strong negotiator
  • Knowledge of the business travel industry
  • Prepared to work flexible hours if needed in order to support service delivery


Competitive basic salary 25-30K DOE with attractive sales bonus & car allowance

Attractive benefits package including; pension; private healthcare scheme

25 days holiday per annum; laptop and company mobile


To apply please

email us your C.V.



Salesforce Administrator

An exciting opportunity for a Salesforce Administrator to join our team based in Gillingham, Kent with at least 1 years' experience. 

Reporting to the Head of Marketing and working closely with all departments. As Salesforce Administrator you will be responsible for the execution of the day-to-day configuration, support, maintenance and improvement of our CRM platform. This role is part technical project manager, part administrator and part Salesforce analyst.

Requirements and Skills:

  • Serve as primary system administrator for the environment with 40+ users
  • Handle all basic administrative functions including user account maintenance, reports and dashboards, workflows and other routine tasks
  • Complete regular internal system audits and prepare for upgrades
  • Be the ‘Go To’ person for any CRM issues/queries. Provide technical guidance to all system users
  • Effectively act as the liaison between our users, vendors and the application development teams
  • Manage effective UAT, rollout and communication of any system updates. Ensure that any system updates are implemented in a timely manner and minimise downtime
  • Work with the Senior Team to develop CRM usage across the business. Identify areas where CRM will deliver tangible business benefits


The Package

  • Competitive Salary
  • Pension
  • Training
  • Generous Benefits Package
  • 20 Days Holiday + 8 Bank Holidays


Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm.


To apply please

email us your C.V.



Commercial Contracts Manager

Closing date for applications: Thursday 31st January 2019 
A rare opportunity to join this unique transport business in its exciting journey ahead.
Following a period of rapid expansion The Kings Ferry Group is seeking an experienced Commercial Contracts Manager with an impressive track record of developing existing commercial relationships to increase revenue and grow business profitability. By breaking convention, innovating and trend-setting The Kings Ferry Group has achieved unparalleled sales growth in recent years. To drive continued success we are seeking an outstanding individual to take responsibility for sales growth and relationships with our key client contract portfolio. With responsibility for a team of Account Managers and Contracts Administrators you must have experience of leading, motivating and developing world class teams, along with significant experience of developing large scale accounts, deal size £1m - £5m.
Primary role:
Reporting directly to the Group Business Development Director you will be responsible for all aspects of the Kings Ferry Group’s relationship with its key contract clients and accountability for business retention and revenue growth. With day to day responsibility for a team you must be a great motivator & able to manage performance effectively. Responsible for driving the highest possible standards of relationship management, you will work alongside your team and colleagues from across the business to develop and implement strategies that deliver value for our clients. A member of the Management Team with responsibility for driving account and contract growth YOY and in line with the Group’s agreed growth plan.
Your daily duties include: 
  • Deliver YOY sales growth to targeted levels
  • Lead, motivate and manage the Account Manager and Contracts Administrator Teams to ensure high performance and results are achieved
  • Ensure all direct reports have the skills and capabilities to perform their roles effectively.  
  • Responsible for maintaining, developing and growing blue chip contracts to exceed agreed budgets
  • To understand client requirements and develop individual Account Plans to grow revenue and drive user adoption of the Kings Ferry Group solutions
  • Conduct regular status and strategy meetings with the client’s senior management team to understand their needs.  Attend key client meetings, account reviews etc
  • Oversee all day to day support for the key account and contract portfolio via the Account Manager and Contract Administrator Teams
  • Work as part of the Business Development Management Team and in conjunction with the operational functions to ensure effective account on-boarding
  • Manage contract extensions, renewals or close-outs as necessary
  • Work closely with the Group Business Development Director to develop strategy and implement business plans to support the development of the key account and contract client portfolio and penetration of new markets
  • Work with colleagues across the business to ensure market leading service delivery standards are delivered to all key account and contract customers
  • Provide detailed revenue reports and sales forecasts for key accounts and contract clients in line with business requirements and at agreed frequencies
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:
  • You must have been operating at Account Director or Contracts Manager level for at least 2 years
  • Proven people management skills
  • Provide guidance and mentoring to staff through excellent communication and supervision
  • Adept at building long term client relationships
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills; ensuring credibility and effective working relationships
  • Ability to work independently and autonomously; a true team player you will share knowledge and best practice to build team capabilities
  • Candidates with experience of the transport sector would be of particular interest
  • Outstanding knowledge and expertise in the successful review, negotiation and management of contracts
  • If you would like to be a part of a world class team & feel that you have the right skills and experience to join our ever evolving business then we would love to receive your CV
Highly competitive salary package on offer including a generous sales bonus, car allowance etc.
Attractive benefits package commensurate with plc (pension, healthcare etc)


To apply please

email us your C.V.

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