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.

Purchase Ledger Clerk, Gateshead

Job Description

The successful candidate will become part of our well establish and knowledgeable accounts team.  We are a large family run business originally established in 1877, although the company has grown considerably with a turnover of over £90m we have maintained the culture of a family business where each person is recognised as important to the success of the company. 

Purchase ledger are looking forward to welcoming an additional member to their team.  They would ideally like to find someone who has experience and who can bring some additional knowledge to what is already a well-respected team, although this is not essential.  They are equally open to someone with the right attitude and commitment.

This is also an exciting opportunity for someone to join at a time that we are expanding by opening our 11th branch in Billingham.  Many of our people have been with us for a long time, with a number having over 20, and some over 30 years’ service.  We believe this says a lot about our company and our culture which is team orientated and based on the relationships between everyone at all levels.

Duties will include but is not limited to:

  • Process purchase ledger invoices.
  • Prepare and process all direct to site invoices.
  • Liaising with customers, suppliers as well as the sales departments regarding invoice queries.
  • Process supplier and customer credit notes.
  • Reconcile supplier statements.
  • Respond to supplier requests for payment.
  • Scan invoices, delivery notes and all relative paperwork.
  • Complete a daily sales report, via excel.
  • Preparing ad hoc reports for the Head of Finance.

CANDIDATE: We are looking for a well-presented individual who is enthusiastic and a good team player. You must have strong numerical and communication skills, be able to work to tight deadlines and have an attention to detail. You should be self-motivated with the ability to solve problems. Experience within accounts is not essential.

THE PACKAGE: Salary is dependent 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 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 have 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

Head Office, Gateshead

Salary

Dependent on experience

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 Operative, Billingham

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, with our 11th branch opening in Billingham in Summer 2022.

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

Billingham

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.

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