Gillingham & Mere Cars, Ltd

Taxis and Private Hire

Airports | Seaports | Trains | Local & Long Distance | Quality Service


Due to Company expansion we currently have vacancies for the following types of drivers:

Taxi (Hackney Carriage) Drivers

To complement our current team, we are recruiting for responsible drivers to carry out “taxi” duties. The duties cover requests allocated by the operations office in addition to local work and contract work and our clients vary from Private Schools through to HM Prisons.

The hours are very flexible and as we operate on a 24/7, 365 days a year basis we are mainly looking for drivers to do some night work and weekends.

Private Hire Drivers

In addition to Hackney Carriage drivers we are also looking to recruit drivers for our Private Hire business.

The varied role includes Airport drop offs and collections, specific city trips and tailor made itineries journeys for business professionals across all walks of life. These trips may be to any part of the country and may occasionally incur an overnight stay.

Type of person

We welcome both male or female drivers (our current team consists of some retired professionals) and do welcome drivers with children as our hours can be very flexible across the board. You MUST enjoy dealing with people of all ages and love driving.

Professional Requirements

For our Insurance purposes you must be over 25 years of age and under 75 years of age holding a full driving licence with a MAXIMUM OF 3 POINTS. In addition, you will also need to apply for/hold a Private Hire and/or Hackney licence as authorised by North Dorset District Council – which includes passing a medical, Driving assessment, D.B.S. and licence check.

It is also preferable to have a combined Hackney-Private hire licence in order that you can drive any of our fleet vehicles and you will be provided with a uniform.

If you are interested, please give us a call on 01747 850385 or email