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

Relief HGV Driver, Stockton and Bishop Auckland

Job Description

THE ROLE:

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.

Location

Stockton and Bishop Auckland

Salary

£22,968

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

Branch Sales Person, Rotherham

Job Description

THE ROLE:   As an Internal Sales person you will be working as part the new branch team where you will be targeting new business and promoting the James Burrell brand in the Rotherham area.  As the branch gets established you will manage a portfolio of customer accounts, including regional contractors and general builders assisting with their orders and making suggestions based on current offers.

CANDIDATE: We are seeking a salesperson with good product knowledge on a range of building materials. The candidate must be professional, self-motivated, customer orientated, have the ability to make commercial decisions and a desire to succeed.     We are looking for a salesperson with recent builders merchant experience, and who has existing relationships with local and regional builders.

THE PACKAGE: Salary depends 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 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 nine branches across the North East and Yorkshire with our tenth branch opening in Rotherham in spring 2019.

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

Rotherham

Salary

Based 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

HGV 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.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must have a LGV Category C Licence, digital tachograph, up to date Driver CPC and a current HIAB licence.

THE PACKAGE:  We offer a salary of £24,031 and 27 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays, an annual PRP bonus, and the option to buy or sell holidays.

The working week will be Monday to Friday.

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 nine branches across the North East and Yorkshire with our tenth branch opening in Rotherham in spring 2019.

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

Rotherham

Salary

£24,031

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.

Internal Timber Sales Specialist, Rotherham

Job Description

THE ROLE: As an Internal Timber Sales Specialist you will be working as part the new branch team where you will be targeting timber sales and promoting James Burrell as a timber supplier, with chain of custody status, in the Rotherham area.  You will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with customers, providing quotes on projects, negotiating prices and terms, and helping Rotherham to achieve timber sales targets.

CANDIDATE: We are seeking a sales professional who is results driven and who has experience in timber related sales to contractors. The candidate must be professional, self-motivated, able to manage their own diary, customer orientated, have the ability to make commercial decisions and a desire to succeed.  An ideal background would be an account manager from within a timber specialist.

THE PACKAGE: Salary depends 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 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 nine branches across the North East and Yorkshire with our tenth branch opening in Rotherham in spring 2019.

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

Rotherham

Salary

Based 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.

Roofing Sales Specialist, Rotherham

Job Description

THE ROLE: As a Roofing Sales Specialist you will be working as part the new branch team where you will be targeting roofing sales and promoting James Burrell as a roofing specialist in the Rotherham area.  You will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with customers, providing quotes on projects, negotiating prices and terms, and helping Rotherham to achieve roofing sales targets

CANDIDATE: We are seeking a sales professional who is results driven and who has experience in roofing related sales to contractors. The candidate must be professional, self-motivated, able to manage their own diary, customer orientated, have the ability to make commercial decisions and a desire to succeed.  An ideal background would be an account manager from within a roofing specialist.

THE PACKAGE: Salary depends 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 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 nine branches across the North East and Yorkshire with our tenth branch opening in Rotherham in spring 2019.

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

Rotherham

Salary

Based 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.

Trade Counter Sales Person, Rotherham

Job Description

THE ROLE:   The Trade Counter Sales Person is the friendly face of the branch who greets customers as they come in and who builds up a rapport with them on a personal level.  You will assist the customers with their orders and make suggestions based on current offers and their requirements. You will also take responsibility for the upkeep of the shop area, including replenishment of stock and housekeeping as well as being an integral part of any sales initiatives and targets set for branch collect business.

CANDIDATE: We are seeking a reliable and well-presented person who is able to build relationships face to face easily, as well as having good product knowledge on a range of building materials.   An ideal background would be someone with builders merchant experience.

THE PACKAGE: Salary depends 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 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 nine branches across the North East and Yorkshire with our tenth branch opening in Rotherham in spring 2019.

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

Rotherham

Salary

Based 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.

Warehouse Operative, Rotherham

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: The successful candidate needs to be reliable and well-presented with good organisational skills and be comfortable assisting customers.  They will ideally have experience of working in a builders merchants but having good product knowledge on a range of building materials and experience of working in a warehouse/yard environment would be an advantage.  Having the right attitude, being willing to help and go that extra mile is also equally important.

THE PACKAGE: We offer a salary of £19,671 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 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 nine branches across the North East and Yorkshire with our tenth branch opening in Rotherham in spring 2019.

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

Rotherham

Salary

£19,671

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.

Stock Controller/Transport Supervisor, Rotherham

Job Description

THE ROLE: As Stock Controller you will manage and coordinate perpetual stock takes to ensure the stock inventory is correct at all times.  You will maintain and improve performance levels to maximise the accuracy of stock figures and communicate any issues/information to the Logistics Manager.  As well as booking goods into stock, maintaining stock locations and make sure stock is rotated. 

As Transport Supervisor you will plan the loads of next day deliveries, clarify delivery addresses and timed drops with the sales team as well as liaise with the Transport Manager to arrange the servicing and repair of vehicles.

CANDIDATE: The successful candidate should have experience of working within a builders merchants, ideally in a similar role with good product knowledge on a range of building materials and of the local area. 

THE PACKAGE: We offer a salary of £21,000 to £26,000 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.

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 nine branches across the North East and Yorkshire with our tenth branch opening in Rotherham in spring 2019.

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

Rotherham

Salary

£21,000 to £26,000 based 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.

Warehouse Supervisor, Rotherham

Job Description

THE ROLE:   The Warehouse Supervisor will be expected to organise a team of Warehouse Operatives to service customers, pick orders for company vehicles as well as load and unload company and supplier vehicles in set timelines.  They will need to ensure the team meet the agreed service levels to all our collect customers and ensure all products leave the yard/warehouse accurately and on time.

CANDIDATE: The successful candidate must be an experienced Supervisor with excellent organisational skills as well as the ability to motivate and lead the team to achieve the targets set.  They must be a team player, with a hands on approach who has a good attention to detail.

Ideally the successful candidate will have good product knowledge on a range of building materials preferably from working within a builders merchants.

THE PACKAGE: We offer a salary of £21,000 to £26,000 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.

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 nine branches across the North East and Yorkshire with our tenth branch opening in Rotherham in spring 2019.

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

Rotherham

Salary

£21,000 to £26,000 based 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.

Key Account Manager, Ossett

Job Description

Due to the opening of our new branch in Rotherham we are looking to strengthen our Key Account Team to develop new business in the South Yorkshire area.  We are recruiting the following personnel, who will work with our existing team which is based in Ossett, particularly targeting housebuilders and civils contractors:

THE ROLE: As a Key Account Manager you will work as part of an already successful team promoting James Burrell to a wide customer base of housebuilders, national and regional contractors, civil engineering contractors, and ground workers as well as general builders.  You will be responsible for managing a portfolio of accounts, providing quotes on projects, negotiating prices and terms, and helping Rotherham to achieve sales targets.

CANDIDATE: We are seeking a sales professional who is results driven and who has experience in managing large contractors including civil engineering and ground workers.  The candidate must be professional, self-motivated, customer orientated, have the ability to make commercial decisions and a desire to succeed.  An ideal background would be a key account manager from within a builders merchant.

THE PACKAGE: Salary depends 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 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 nine branches across the North East and Yorkshire with our tenth branch opening in Rotherham in Spring 2019.

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

Ossett (there may be an option to work out of Rotherham part time if required)

Salary

Based 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.

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