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 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.


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.


Relief HGV Driver, Stockton and Bishop Auckland

Job Description


You will be required to provide holiday and sickness cover for the HGV 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 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 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 £22,968 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.

THE COMPANY: James Burrell Ltd is an independent builders merchant which was established in 1877.  We currently have eight branches servicing our trading area of Northumberland down to South Yorkshire, our 9th branch is due to open in Morpeth this year.  We are a leading distributor of building materials, civils products, insulation and timber. 

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.


Stockton and Bishop Auckland



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

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