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. 

HGV Class 2 Delivery Driver (now known as LGV Category C), Ossett

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.

THE WAGONS: We offer a newer fleet of wagons which are maintained to a very high standard. All of our 26T wagons are automatic and the majority of our wagons are fitted with either a HIAB or Palfinger crane.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must have a LGV Category C Licence (previously known as Class 2), digital tachograph, Driver CPC and a current HIAB licence.

We offer a competitive salary and 35 days holiday per annum, including bank holidays, an annual PRP bonus, and the option to buy or sell holidays and life assurance among others.

The working week will be Monday to Friday.

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 long-term career with us.

Location

Ossett

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.

Relief LGV Driver, Northern Branches

Job Description

THE ROLE: You will be required to provide holiday and sickness cover for the LGV Drivers at 4 of our Northern branches, Gateshead, Newcastle, Morpeth and Blyth. When driving you will ensure that materials are delivered accurately to customer locations as well as doing daily vehicle safety checks.

This is a permanent full-time role where you will be driving the majority of the time, on the odd occasion that you weren’t required to drive you would work in the Gateshead Warehouse. However, our current Relief Drivers are mainly on the road and rarely if ever have the opportunity to work in the warehouse.

The Relief Driver has first refusal when a permanent vehicle becomes available.

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.

THE WAGONS: We offer a newer fleet of wagons which are maintained to a very high standard. All of our 26T wagons are automatic and the majority of our wagons are fitted with either a HIAB or Palfinger crane.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must have a LGV Category C Licence (previously known as Class 2), digital tachograph, Driver CPC and a current HIAB licence.

We offer a competitive salary and 35 days holiday per annum, including bank holidays, an annual PRP bonus, and the option to buy or sell holidays and life assurance among others.

The working week will be Monday to Friday.

You will be reimbursed for any additional travelling expenses incurred when not working from Gateshead.

Location

Based at Gateshead - covering our Gateshead, Newcastle, Morpeth and Blyth Branches

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.

Builders Merchant Apprentice, York

Job Description

THE ROLE: A Builders Merchant Apprentice would be expected to learn all aspects of working within a builder’s merchant spending time working in both the Warehouse and Sales Office including time on the trade counter.  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:  Within the sales office 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. During their time in the Warehouse, they will load/unload customer and supplier vehicles and pick orders for James Burrell vehicles. 

CANDIDATE: We are looking for smart, presentable individuals who are enthusiastic to learn and develop their knowledge and skills.  As a company we have a proven track record of developing apprentices 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 £8,944.00 per annum, to be reviewed as the successful candidate progresses.

Location

York

Salary

£8,944.00 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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