This is a full-time permanent position starting with immediate effect. The role is a combination of local multi-drop deliveries plus various yard duties such as picking orders, loading customers vehicles, and maintaining yard tidiness.
Walford Timber is a market-leading independent family business established in 1945. With very low staff turnover we will provide you with a stable and supportive environment and the autonomy to carry out your role to the best of your ability.
The main delivery areas are Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth, Hereford, Forest of Dean, Gloucester, and the surrounding areas.
The main vehicles used will be a 7.5 Tonne dropside lorry, Ford Transit tipper, and a pick-up truck depending on the nature of the delivery. Manual off-loading is normally required, as well as cooperating (within reason) with the customer’s requests. Products include timber fencing components, fence panels, garden sheds, gates, as well as bagged and loose landscaping products in the tipper or for crane offload (if trained to do so.)
The following qualifications are required:
- Current Drivers CPC and digital tacho card and HGV licence suitable for a 7.5 Tonne vehicle.
The following qualifications are helpful but not essential:
- Vehicle mounted Hiab crane certificate *
- Counter balance forklift certificate *
(Training for the crane and forklift will be provided for the right candidate.)
The yard element includes picking orders, maintaining the tidiness of the yard, helping to replenish stock levels from the main stock yard, and loading customer’s vehicles with the products they have purchased. Loading is done by hand and forklift where appropriate, and you will be one of a team of people loading the customers once they have purchased their goods. Familiarity with a tape measure is important as is making accurate use of picking / delivery notes.
This role is customer facing so a pleasant and helpful manner is extremely important, as well as being presentable at all times.
Performance for this role will be judged on:
- Manner with which customer is dealt with and customer feedback.
- Timeliness of deliveries and keeping to schedule.
- Safe working and driving practices.
- Maintaining and reporting the condition of the vehicles.
- Accurate use of picking notes / delivery notes / tape measure to ensure customers get exactly what has been ordered.
- Presentability and attitude.
Standard working hours are 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday. You may be asked to work some Saturday mornings if required. Annual leave entitlement is 20 days per annum plus statutory days for the first year of service, 21 days during the second year of service and 22 days plus statutory days from the 3rd year onwards.
Pay will depend on current qualifications and experience as well as how much training is required. You will also be enrolled into the company pension scheme.
To apply, please complete the full online application form.
Within the online application form, you will be able to upload any relevant documents such as your covering letter, training certificates or any other supporting documents that you think may be useful.