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. 

Trainee Trade Counter Sales Person, Gateshead

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

Gateshead

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 Manager, James Burrell Ltd, Deptford Road, Gateshead, NE8 2BR or email personnel@jamesburrell.com.

Warehouse Operative, Ossett

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 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.

Trainee Buyer, Gateshead

Job Description

THE ROLE: As a Trainee Buyer you would assist the purchasing team and complete administration duties. You will also learn all aspects of working within a busy purchasing department such as how to identify and replenish low levels of stock and how to liaise with suppliers and other internal departments regarding discrepancies and queries.

CANDIDATE: We are looking for a smart, presentable individual who is enthusiastic to learn and develop their knowledge and skills. You must have excellent communication skills, good knowledge of Microsoft word and excel and the ability to be organised. 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 company.
Salary will be up to £18,500 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.

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 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

Head Office, Gateshead

Salary

Up to £18,500

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.
 

Assistant Buyer, Head Office, Gateshead

Job Description

THE ROLE: As an Assistant Buyer you would identify and replenish low levels of stock by selecting the company’s preferred source of supply. Participate in negotiations with suppliers and ensure all purchase orders are priced accurately. You would also liaise with purchase ledger, logistics, sales and suppliers regarding any discrepancies or damages as well as maintaining and monitoring inventory levels of all stock.

CANDIDATE: We are seeking someone with experience in this area who is reliable and well-presented and is able to build relationships easily with common sense and an ability to solve problems. Preferably with good knowledge of a wide range of building materials but particularly with roofing products, an ideal background would be someone with buying experience within the roofing or construction industry.
We offer a competitive salary based 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.

COMPANY: James Burrell Ltd is an independent builders merchant which was established in 1877. We currently have nine branches servicing our trading area of Northumberland down to South Yorkshire, we are due to open our tenth branch in Rotherham this Spring. 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 a number of years service, many of who have joined at more junior positions and have developed a long term career with us.

Location

Head Office, Gateshead

Salary

Subject to 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.

Goods in / Transport Assistant, Gateshead

Job Description

THE ROLE: Goods in you will assistant with booking goods received onto the computer system, liaise with suppliers and the purchasing department regarding shortages, damages or returned goods. Create customer invoices from the delivery notes, amend shortages on delivery notes and work alongside the Stock Controller regarding adjustments and stock rotation.
As Transport Assistant you will work alongside the Transport Supervisor planning the next day deliveries of customer orders in a designated delivery area, create Drivers log sheets, clarify delivery addresses and timed drops with the sales team as well as liaise with the Company transport department to arrange the servicing and repair of vehicles.

CANDIDATE: The successful candidate must have the ability to plan, organise and problem solve as well as having a can-do attitude. Previous experience of route planning preferred.
We offer a salary of £21K 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 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 long term career with us. Any applications will be treated with confidence.

Location

Gateshead

Salary

£21,000

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

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