Warehouse Operative (Fixed Term Contract)


Job Details


UK Worksop B&Q - 12587

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time



Closing Date

30/10/2020 13:00

Warehouse Operative (Fixed Term Contract)

We are pleased to announce exciting opportunities for Warehouse Operatives on a temporary contract to join our successful team at the B&Q Distribution Centre, Worksop.  The temporary contract will be for an initial period of 6 months, with the possibility of being extended and could lead to permanent employment.

The roles will report to a First Line Manager and will require flexibility in approach to shift patterns to meet operational requirements. We offer a competitive hourly rate of £9.74 per hour if employed after the probationary period. Night shift work attracts a premium of 25%, rising to £12.17 per hour post the completion of the probationary period.   Overtime rates also apply; however, overtime is not guaranteed.

If you are successful you will enjoy several excellent facilities on site which include the following:

  • Subsidised canteen, including vending machines
  • On-site Gym
  • Sports & Social Club
  • Changing rooms, showers and lockers
  • Ample on-site car parking, including electric car changing points
  • Various on-site competitions, raffles, family and charity events

In addition, your health and safety at work is of paramount importance to us, we are very proud to have been awarded the RoSPA Health & Safety Gold Award for the last 6 years.

The Role

  • To undertake the day to day functions within the warehouse ensuring all targets are met and the highest standards of quality, accuracy & hygiene are maintained to ensure all management and customer expectations are achieved
  • Ensure the operation meets all requirements by completing each function to the highest quality standards
  • To be responsible for the health and safety of self and your colleagues by ensuring all tasks are carried out to the relevant procedures and by adhering to safe working practices always
  • Ensure a high level of communication between colleagues and management is maintained and information flow is of the highest standard
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to be worn where appropriate, always
  • Report all accidents, incidents, and near misses to a First Line Manager immediately
  • Ensure that a high level of housekeeping and hygiene is maintained in all areas always
  • Ensure all equipment checks are completed correctly and on time
  • Ensure that all damage to stock or equipment (including racking) is reported following set procedures
  • Ensure all tasks are completed within Key Performance Indicator (KPI) targets. (i.e. Accuracy, productivity, quality)
  • Any other reasonable request within the scope of the position

The Person

  • Flexible to be able to work the following shift patterns:
    • Rotating Days and Afters from Sunday to Thursday, Days 06:00 – 14:00 and Afters 14:00 – 22:00, 5 x 8-hour shifts
    • Night shift available working 22:00 –06:00, 5 x 8-hour shifts
    • Friday, Saturday and Sunday 3 x 12 hours from 06:00 – 18:00
    • Part-Time contracts working a combination of full shifts either Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday across Days 06:00 – 14:00 or Afters 14:00 – 22:00, either 2, 3 or 4 x 8-hour shifts
    • Possible overtime available, but not guaranteed
  • Must be numerate, literate and be able to understand accuracy demands
  • Ability to undertake all training offered to become multi-skilled, this will include training on Mechanical Handling Equipment (MHE)
  • Have the ability to operate within a fast-moving warehouse environment
  • Motivated to work and on own initiative
  • A good communicator and able to develop good working relationships at all levels
  • Ability to work to the highest standards of Health and Safety
  • Ensure attendance and timekeeping levels are maintained to fulfil contract of employment
  • Must have a positive and customer focused attitude with a keen and enthusiastic approach

We really value our people and offer a friendly working environment, a focus on developing your skills and a competitive salary. Benefits include access to a company pension scheme with employer contributions and other optional schemes you may wish to join. These are just some of the reasons which make Wincanton a great place to work!

If you feel that you have what it takes to support Wincanton in delivering the best service, we would love to hear from you.

Closing date: 30th October 2020.

Please note that if you are an employee of 24.7 or Nexus Agency and work at B&Q Worksop at present, you should follow the internal application process.