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.

Vacancies

See below our current vacancies across our branch network. 

Warehouse Operative, Gateshead

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 and have recent experience of driving a forklift truck with a current license. They must also be reliable 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.  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 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

Gateshead

Salary

Competitive

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.

Trainee Accounts Office Clerk, Gateshead

Job Description

THE ROLE: A Trainee Accounts Office Clerk would be expected to work alongside the existing Accounts team and learn all aspects of working within a busy accounts department.

DUTIES: Will include but is not limited to:

  • Filing Supplier delivery notes.
  • Scanning of supplier invoices and credit notes.
  • Processing supplier invoices.
  • Filing paperwork and correspondence.
  • Resolving supplier invoice / account queries.
  • Liaising with suppliers regarding payment.
  • Scan and index all branch PODs, drivers logs and goods returns notes.
  • Providing customers with proof of deliveries.
  • Taking accounts office calls.
  • Answering the switchboard as and when required.

CANDIDATE: We are looking for someone who has a desire to learn and who wants to do succeed and do well in their role.  As a company we have a proven track record of developing trainees into more senior roles so this is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking for a long-term career and shows aptitude and commitment.   

In return we offer the right candidate full support and training, as well as 27 days holidays per year, an annual PRP Bonus, option to buy or sell holidays and life assurance among others. The normal working week will be Monday to Friday. Starting salary will be £15,500 - £20,000 per annum.

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

Dependant 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

Relief LGV Driver, Stockton

Job Description

THE ROLE: You will be required to provide holiday and sickness cover for the Drivers at our Stockton branch.  When driving you will ensure that materials are delivered accurately to customer locations as well as doing daily vehicle safety checks. 

When driving is not required you would be working in the Stockton Warehouse.

This is a permanent full time role where you will be driving for a minimum of 28 weeks in a year.  Taking into account holidays this will leave a maximum of 19 weeks where you would be required to work in the 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 competitive salary 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 10 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.

Location

Stockton

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.

Apprentice Trade Counter Sales Person, Stockton

Job Description

THE ROLE:   An Apprentice 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. 

In return we offer the right candidates full support and training, as well as 27 days holidays per year, a Monday to Friday working week. Starting salary will be £10,500.00 per annum, to be reviewed as the successful candidate progresses.

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.

SALARY: (increments based on the successful candidates performance) 

Starting: £10,500

After 3 months: £12,000

After 6 months: £13,500

After 9 months: £15,000

After 12 months: NMW then regular reviews as the successful candidate progresses. 

Location

Stockton

Salary

Starting £10,500.00 per annum

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.

Warehouse Trainee, York

Job Description

THE ROLE: A Warehouse Trainee would be expected to learn all aspects of working within an extremely busy warehouse/yard of a builders merchant.  They would be required to develop their knowledge of the building materials and best safe working practises of working in a busy warehouse/yard. 

DUTIES:  The successful candidate will pick and load orders for James Burrell own vehicles, serve customers and unload supplier vehicles.  Full training will be provided including training on a fork lift truck.

CANDIDATE: We are looking for a well-presented individual who is enthusiastic to learn and develop their knowledge and skills.  As a company we have a proven track record of developing trainees into more Senior Roles so this is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking for a long-term career and shows aptitude and commitment to the role.  

In return we offer the right candidates full support and training, as well as 27 days holidays per year, a Monday to Friday working week.  Starting salary will be at National Minimum wage, to be reviewed as the successful candidate progresses.

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

York

Salary

Up to £19,691.10 per annum

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 Trainee, Newcastle

Job Description

THE ROLE: A Warehouse Trainee would be expected to learn all aspects of working within an extremely busy warehouse/yard of a builders merchant.  They would be required to develop their knowledge of the building materials and best safe working practises of working in a busy warehouse/yard. 

DUTIES:  The successful candidate will pick and load orders for James Burrell own vehicles, serve customers and unload supplier vehicles.  Full training will be provided including training on a fork lift truck.

CANDIDATE: We are looking for a well-presented individual who is enthusiastic to learn and develop their knowledge and skills.  As a company we have a proven track record of developing trainees into more Senior Roles so this is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking for a long-term career and shows aptitude and commitment to the role.  

In return we offer the right candidates full support and training, as well as 27 days holidays per year, a Monday to Friday working week.  Starting salary will be at National Minimum wage, to be reviewed as the successful candidate progresses.

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

Newcastle

Salary

Up to £19,691.10 per annum.

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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