Blackburn: Van Driver/Yard Operative

Location:       Howarth Timber & Building Supplies Limited, Blackburn

Salary:           Competitive

About us

With more than 180 years' trading experience, the Howarth Timber Group has grown to provide not only the widest range of products, but expertise, service and knowledge you can rely on.  Customers are at the heart of everything we do. With a nationwide network of branches supplying timber and building materials, and a dedicated manufacturing division supplying timber engineering services, the Howarth Timber Group is focused on providing market leading choice, quality, service and value.

The Role 

We are looking for a flexible person who would like a dual role of Van Driver and Yard Operative within a busy timber and builder’s merchant. 

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Delivering goods on the Company van – 3.5 tonne pickup (full driving licence essential)
  • Loading and unloading delivery vehicles by hand or with a forklift truck
  • Serving and checking customer collections
  • Moving stock to storage areas and sorting and grading stock
  • Picking and packing orders
  • Keeping work areas clean and tidy
  • Ensuring all duties are carried out as part of a safe working environment in strict compliance with all health and safety policies and procedures (including manual handling)
  • Answering queries from commercial customers or members of the public
  • Responsibility for minimising stock losses by monitoring and checking customer vehicles before they leave the site
  • Any other duties and responsibilities, express and implied, which arise from the nature and character of the post, as deemed by your line manager.

What we offer

Howarth Timber is a family-owned company valuing all colleagues, with a desire to provide colleague benefits that are truly valuable and valued by the group.  Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • 31 days’ holiday, inclusive of Statutory Bank Holidays
  • Employee Referral Scheme: an ability to earn £500 for each successful HGV Driver referral
  • Length of service awards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Company sick pay
  • Employee Assistance Programme, (24/7 helpline, counselling sessions, legal, debt and life management advice line)
  • Colleague Merchant Branch discount
  • Excellent training and development and scope for career progression

How to Apply

Applicants should put their application in writing enclosing their CV to the following:

External applicants only:  Ed Crosland, Branch Manager, by email to [email protected]


Closing date:  28th October 2022