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.

Warehouse Operative, Newcastle

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, 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 competitive salary 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 eleven 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 year’s service, many of who have joined at more junior positions and have developed a long term career with us.

Location

Newcastle

Salary

Competitive

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, Billingham

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 competitive salary, 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 145 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 11 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

Billingham

Salary

Competitive

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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