Careers

Careers

Are you looking for an exciting new challenge?

Please see below a selection of our current vacancies. We're a growing firm and a highly respected employer. If you're motivated with a passion for great customer service, please get in touch today.

Please note we do not use recruitment agencies and we welcome a personal approach.

You can also download an application form for us to keep on file and return it to: HR Manager, James Burrell Ltd, Deptford Road, Gateshead, NE8 2BR, or email a copy of your CV to personnel@jamesburrell.com today.

Just click HERE to download the form, fill it out, save it to your computer and email to the address above.

Why James Burrell?

At James Burrell Builders Merchants a large proportion of our team have been with us for many years. We believe this shows a high level of employee engagement which has been achieved by continual employee development, rewarding hard work and loyalty as well as providing a happy, friendly environment for people to work in.

If you're looking for a role with long-term prospects and good benefits, get in touch today.

Apprentices

While we see the benefit of retaining our highly experienced team we also see the necessity of looking to the future by investing in an apprenticeship programme.

Our apprentices are given experience of working in various different areas before finding their preferred route where they can specialise and develop their skills.

Check out our news section for updates on our apprentices and what they've been up to.

Vacancies

See below our current vacancies across our branch network. 

Relief LGV Driver, Stockton and Bishop Auckland

Job Description

THE ROLE: You will be required to provide holiday and sickness cover for the LGV Drivers at 2 of our branches, Stockton and Bishop Auckland. When driving you will ensure that materials are delivered accurately to customer locations as well as doing daily vehicle safety checks. When driving not required you would be working in the Stockton Warehouse. This is a permanent full time role where you will be driving for at least 36 weeks in a year, taking into account holidays this will leave a maximum of 15 weeks where you would be required to work in the Stockton Warehouse.

CANDIDATE: We are seeking a reliable and well-presented person who has good knowledge of the area as well as good product knowledge on a range of building materials. An ideal background would be someone with builders merchant experience.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must have a LGV Category C Licence (previously known as Class 2), digital tachograph and Driver CPC and current HIAB licence.

We offer a salary of £24,473 per annum and benefits which include 27 days holiday plus bank holidays, annual PRP Bonus, option to buy or sell holidays and life assurance among others. The normal working week will be Monday to Friday.

Location

To cover at our Stockton and Bishop Auckland branches.

Salary

£24,473

How to Apply

Applications will be treated with the strictest of confidence; please forward your covering letter and CV to HR Manager, James Burrell Ltd, Deptford Road, Gateshead, NE8 2BR or email personnel@jamesburrell.com.

Warehouse Operative, Stockton

Job Description

THE ROLE: The Warehouse Operative will be expected to pick orders for company vehicles as well as load and unload company, customer and supplier vehicles. 

CANDIDATE: Due to the extremely fast paced environment the successful candidate needs to be willing to work well under pressure, be reliable and well-presented with good organisational skills and be comfortable assisting customers. They also need to have the right attitude, being willing to help and go that extra mile. The successful candidate would ideally have experience of working in a builders merchants and have recent experience of driving a forklift truck. However, having good product knowledge on a range of building materials and experience of working in a warehouse/yard environment would be an advantage. 

THE PACKAGE: We offer a salary of £21,104 and benefits which include 27 days holiday plus bank holidays, annual PRP Bonus, option to buy or sell holidays and life insurance among others. The normal working week will be Monday to Friday. 

THE COMPANY: James Burrell Ltd is an independent builders merchant which was established in 1877. We are a leading distributor of building materials, civils products, insulation and timber. We currently have ten branches servicing our trading area of Northumberland down to South Yorkshire. 

As an independent builders merchants we are a family run company with a culture which is friendly and team orientated. You would be joining a team where the majority of people have a number of years service, many of who have joined at more junior positions and have developed a long term career with us. 

 

Location

Stockton

Salary

£21,104

How to Apply

Applications will be treated with the strictest of confidence; please forward your covering letter and CV to HR Manager, James Burrell Ltd, Deptford Road, Gateshead, NE8 2BR or email personnel@jamesburrell.com.

Senior Transport Planner, Gateshead

Job Description

KEY DUTIES AND EXPERIENCE FOR THIS ROLE INCLUDE: manually planning and managing next day delivery loads ensuring maximum volume is delivered each day via the branches 12 LGV vehicles to agreed KPI levels. Liaising with our sales teams to ensure all targets and deliveries are met, scheduling of work is accurate, up to date and achievable whilst also monitoring of vehicle gross weights is undertaken and compliant. Ensure that vehicle management, including liaison with the Company Transport Manager to arrange the servicing and repair of vehicles, ensuring that all administrative tasks associated with the operation are completed to the required standard as well as assisting with daily operational problems.

CANDIDATE: The successful candidate must have proven experience of working in similar pressurised roles along with knowledge of the local area and transport legislation. The ability to plan, organise and problem solve under pressure is essential as well as having a can-do attitude.
Knowledge of Transport Planning software, Microsoft Outlook and experience within a builders merchant and good product knowledge on a range of building materials would also be an advantage.

THE PACKAGE: We offer a salary of £28,000 to £30,000 depending on experience and benefits which include 27 days holiday plus bank holidays, annual PRP Bonus, option to buy or sell holidays and life assurance among others. The normal working week will be Monday to Friday.

INTERVIEW STAGE: All candidates selected for interview will complete a practical assessment before progressing to the interview.

THE COMPANY: James Burrell Ltd is a leading independent builders merchant with over 140 years history in serving the North East & Yorkshire’s trade and contractors, we are well-known for our high quality service and expert knowledge.We offer customers excellent service and a wide range of building materials and associated products through an established network of ten branches across the North East and Yorkshire. We are a family run company with a culture which is friendly and team orientated. You would be joining a team where the majority of people have long term service, many of who have joined at more junior positions and have developed their career with us.

Location

Gateshead

Salary

£28,000-£30,000 based on experience

How to Apply

Applications will be treated with the strictest of confidence; please forward your
covering  letter  and  CV  to  The  HR Department,  James  Burrell  Ltd,  Deptford  Road,  
Gateshead,  NE8 2BR or email personnel@jamesburrell.com.
 

Warehouse Operative

Job Description

THE ROLE: The Warehouse Operative will be expected to pick orders for customers and company vehicles as well as load and unload company, customer and supplier vehicles.

CANDIDATE: Due to the extremely fast paced environment the successful candidate needs to be willing to work well under pressure and have recent experience of driving a forklift truck with a current license. They must also be reliable with good organisational skills and be comfortable assisting customers. They also need to have the right attitude, being willing to help and go that extra mile. The successful candidate would ideally have experience of working in a builders merchants. However, having good product knowledge on a range of building materials and experience of working in a warehouse/yard environment would be an advantage.

THE PACKAGE: We offer a salary of £20,104 and benefits which include 27 days holiday plus bank holidays, annual PRP Bonus, option to buy or sell holidays and life insurance among others. The normal working week will be Monday to Friday.

THE COMPANY: James Burrell Ltd is an independent builders merchant which was established in 1877. We are a leading distributor of building materials, civils products, insulation and timber. We currently have ten branches servicing our trading area of Northumberland down to South Yorkshire.
As an independent builders merchants we are a family run company with a culture which is friendly and team orientated. You would be joining a team where the majority of people have a number of years service, many of who have joined at more junior positions and have developed a long term career with us.

Location

Morpeth

Salary

£20,104

How to Apply

Applications will be treated with the strictest of confidence; please forward your covering letter and CV to HR Department0, James Burrell Ltd, Deptford Road, Gateshead, NE8 2BR or email personnel@jamesburrell.com.

Trainee Trade Counter Sales Person, Newcastle

Job Description

THE ROLE: A Trainee Trade Counter Sales Person would be expected to learn all aspects of working within the trade counter including serving customers face to face as well as dealing with enquiries/orders over the telephone/email. They would also be required to develop their knowledge of the products sold as well as learning about building relationships with customers and suppliers.

DUTIES: The successful candidate will assist the more experienced sales people within the team, helping service customers at the Trade Counter & via the telephone/email and also be part of the team maintaining stock & general cleanliness within the shop area.

CANDIDATE: We are looking for smart, presentable individuals who are enthusiastic to learn and develop their knowledge and skills. We have a proven track record of developing Trainees into more Senior Roles so this is an excellent opportunity for someone who shows aptitude and commitment to the role. The starting salary will be £15K to £18.5K depending on experience, an annual PRP bonus, 27 days holiday + bank holidays, the option to buy or sell holidays and Monday to Friday working week.

THE COMPANY: James Burrell Ltd is an independent builders merchant which was established in 1877. We are a leading distributor of building materials, civils products, insulation and timber and currently have ten branches servicing our trading area of Northumberland down to South Yorkshire. As an independent builders merchants we are a family run company with a culture which is friendly and team orientated. You would be joining a team where the majority of people have long term service many of who have joined at more junior positions and have developed a long term career with us.

Location

Newcastle

Salary

£15K to £18.5K depending on experience.

How to Apply

Applications will be treated with the strictest of confidence; please forward your covering letter and CV to HR Department, James Burrell Ltd, Deptford Road, Gateshead, NE8 2BR or email personnel@jamesburrell.com.

Warehouse Trainee, Gateshead

Job Description

THE ROLE: A Warehouse Trainee would be expected to learn all aspects of working within an extremely busy warehouse/yard of a builders merchant. They would be required to develop their knowledge of the building materials and best safe working practises of working in a busy warehouse/yard.

DUTIES: The successful candidate will pick and load orders for James Burrell own vehicles, serve customers and unload supplier vehicles. Full training will be provided including training on a fork lift truck.

CANDIDATE: We are looking for a well presented individual who is enthusiastic to learn and develop their knowledge and skills. As a company we have a proven track record of developing trainees into more Senior Roles so this is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking for a long term career and shows aptitude and commitment to the role. In return we offer the right candidates full support and training, as well as 27 days holidays per year, a Monday to Friday working week. Starting salary will be at National Minimum wage, to be reviewed as the successful candidate progresses.

Location

Gateshead

Salary

16-17 year old - £9,464.00 18 -20 year old - £13,416.00 21-24 year old - £17,056.00 25 + - £18,137.60

How to Apply

Applications will be treated with the strictest of confidence; please forward your covering letter and CV to HR Manager, James Burrell Ltd, Deptford Road, Gateshead, NE8 2BR or email personnel@jamesburrell.com

LGV Relief Driver, Ossett & Rotherham

Job Description

THE ROLE: You will be required to provide holiday and sickness cover for the LGV Drivers at our Ossett & Rotherham branches. When driving you will ensure that materials are delivered accurately to customer locations as well as doing daily vehicle safety checks. When driving isn’t required you would be working in the Ossett Warehouse. This is a permanent full time role where you will be driving for at least 32 weeks in a year, taking into account holidays this will leave a maximum of 15 weeks where you would be required to work in the Ossett Warehouse. However our current Relief Drivers are mainly on the road and rarely if ever have the opportunity to work in the warehouse. The Relief Driver has first refusal when a permanent vehicle becomes available.

CANDIDATE: We are seeking a reliable and well-presented person who has good knowledge of the area, product knowledge on a range of building materials would also be an advantage.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must have a LGV Category C Licence (previously known as Class 2), digital tachograph, Driver CPC and HIAB licence. We offer a salary of £24,560.00 per annum and benefits which include 27 days holiday plus bank holidays, annual PRP Bonus, option to buy or sell holidays and life assurance among others. The normal working week will be Monday to Friday

Location

Ossett & Rotherham

Salary

£24,560.00

How to Apply

Applications will be treated with the strictest of confidence; please forward your covering letter and CV to HR Manager, James Burrell Ltd, Deptford Road, Gateshead, NE8 2BR or email personnel@jamesburrell.com.

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