Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) Drivers


Uist Asco, located about five miles from Lochmaddy on the Island of North Uist, is a seaweed processor that has been drying seaweeds since 2014.  This region of Scotland has a long and proud history of harvesting seaweed and creating jobs and economic growth from this renewable marine resource.




The Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) Driver is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of equipment and ensuring seaweed is collected from the shoreline and delivered to the factory in a timely manner. All work will be performed in a manner that maintains the quality of the products being transported.





The HGV Driver reports to the Production Manager.  There are no positions reporting to the position. Internal contacts include Resource Manager, Director of Projects – Europe, Factory Operatives and employees within the Quality Assurance Department.





  • Hauling of products from the harvesting sites to the factory in a safe, efficient manner.
  • Operate cranes and excavators to ensure products are loaded onto the lorry correctly.
  • Operating tractor and woodchipper when required.
  • Assist around the factory when required.
  • Operate all equipment in a safe and efficient manner within the proper operating parameters set by Uist Asco Limited and the DVSA.
  • Perform regular maintenance functions, within ability, on trucks. This includes changing oil, greasing, checking tyre pressures etc.
  • Report any items/equipment requiring maintenance-related work beyond capabilities to the Production Manager.
  • Assist maintenance personal in performing routine and large-scale maintenance as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Support the company’s vision and policies regarding Health & Safety, Corporate Culture, Environmental Management and the Progressive Excellence Program by displaying the appropriate behaviours toward meeting the company’s objectives in these areas.




  • Standard Grade or equivalent education and a minimum of 5 years HGV experience. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of education.
  • A valid class C1 + E License. (Potential to train to upgrade C1 License).
  • Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).
  • Knowledge of Uist landing sites.
  • Mechanical ability.
  • Acceptable results of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check and driving license check.


Method of Evaluation:

The HGV Driver will ensure efficient safe timely hauling of products.



If this job sounds like it was made for you, we’d like to meet you.  To further explore this opportunity, just submit your application to aferguson@uistasco.com.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.




We truly believe we can help create a sustainable world by advancing the science of seaweed.