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

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.

Trainee Contract Sales Person, Gateshead HQ

Job Description

THE ROLE 

A Trainee Contract Sales Person would be expected to learn all aspects of working within a busy sales office by assisting the Key Account Managers. You will be required to develop your knowledge of the products 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, duties will include dealing with enquiries and orders via telephone and email as well as estimating tenders, answering calls, speaking to suppliers and resolving any queries.

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 National Minimum Wage, an annual PRP bonus, 27 days holiday + bank holidays, the option to by or sell holidays and Monday to Friday working week.

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

Gateshead

Salary

National Minimum Wage

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.

Sales Apprentice, Rotherham

Job Description

THE ROLE:   A Sales Apprentice would be expected to learn all aspects of working within the sales office including serving customers both face to face on the trade counter as well as over the phone.  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, raising orders and inputting information on the computer system as well as serving customers and answering telephones.

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. 

PACKAGE: As part of you apprenticeship you will be given full training and support and will work towards a recognised qualification.  The starting salary will be reviewed after 6 months, you will also be part of the annual PRP bonus scheme and get 27 days holiday per year + bank holidays. 

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 long term service many of who have joined at more junior positions and have developed a longstanding career with us.

Location

Rotherham

Salary

National Apprentice Rate to be reviewed after 6 months

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.

Sales Apprentice, Morpeth

Job Description

THE ROLE: A Sales Apprentice would be expected to learn all aspects of working within the sales office including serving customers both face to face on the trade counter as well as over the phone. 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 spend the initial period mainly on the trade counter serving customers and will then as they progress assist the more experienced sales people within the team, raising orders and inputting information on the computer system.

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.

PACKAGE: As part of you apprenticeship you will be given full training and support and will work towards a recognised qualification. The starting salary will be reviewed after 6 months, you will also be part of the annual PRP bonus scheme and get 27 days holiday per year + bank holidays.

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 long term service many of who have joined at more junior positions and have developed a longstanding career with us.

Location

Morpeth

Salary

National Apprentice Rate to be reviewed after 6 months

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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