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

Credit Controller, Gateshead

Job Description

THE ROLE: As a Credit Controller you would be expected to work as part of the existing Credit Control team collecting payments from customers, processing credit applications, reviewing customer credit limits.

 DUTIES: Will include but is not limited to:

  • Cash Collection.
  • Process credit applications.
  • Setting and reviewing credit limits for existing customers.
  • Access customer status reports and liaise with the Company’s credit insurance to set credit limits.
  • Resolve customer queries and disputes.
  • Build professional relationships with customers.
  • Work with management and solicitors to collect any bad debt.
  • Work to achieve high levels of cash flow.
  • Work closely with the Sales teams and management.
  • General administration within the department such as scanning and filing.

CANDIDATE: Previous experience within a busy credit control department is essential.  You must be self motivated, with excellent communication skills, be able to build relationships easily, work to tight deadlines and have good attention to detail.  Construction Sector experience is desirable but not essential.

THE PACKAGE: Salary is dependent on experience, other benefits 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 have ten branches servicing our trading area of Northumberland down to South Yorkshire.  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 longstanding career with us.

Location

Head Office, Gateshead

Salary

Dependent on experience

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 Driver, Rotherham

Job Description

THE ROLE: You will be required to ensure that materials are delivered accurately to customer locations as well as doing daily vehicle safety checks.

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 but not essential.

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

We offer a salary of £24,560 and 27 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays, an annual PRP bonus, and the option to buy or sell holidays.

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 ten branches servicing our trading area of Northumberland down to South Yorkshire. 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 woud 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

Rotherham

Salary

£24,560

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, Ossett

Job Description

We are looking to recruit the following personnel:

Warehouse Operative

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, 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 £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

Ossett

Salary

£20,104

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.

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