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Warehouse Operative and Driver - Galhampton, Yeovil

The Newt in Somerset
Galhampton, Yeovil
£11.00 per hour
Closing date
4 Mar 2024

Warehouse Operative and Driver - Galhampton, Yeovil



£11.00 per hour plus fantastic benefits

40 hours per week over 5 days, rotational weekends required

Driving License Required

Our Warehouse Team

The central service department is an essential function for the estate , supplying services across all areas of the business from our Avalon base. The main functions of the department are.

  • Procurement of goods
  • Receiving and storage of all delivery to the Newt
  • Management of warehouse spaces
  • Processing and fulfilment of internal supply chain and stock movements.
  • Processing and fulfilment of external supply chain and stock movement.

Our Avalon site is a growing collection of diverse business activities from commercial growing, livestock, ecommerce fulfilment and internal distribution. Over the coming years we will add to this a butchery, bakery and a food production factory.

Warehouse Operative and Driver

The role will include warehouse operations including stock taking and order picking, so attention to detail and problem-solving ability is key. Punctual delivery of stock around site and recording stock movements will be an important part of the role. We are looking for people with good communication skills and a tidy appearance as our teams are part of the whole estate and will be meeting guests and colleagues throughout the day.

What we can offer

  • A positive workplace environment with opportunities to develop both personally and professionally.
  • Stay in shape with our complimentary use of our gym and wellbeing classes
  • Look after your wellbeing with complimentary access to our Spa and swimming pools and our exclusive benefit of 50% of Spa Treatments.
  • Enjoy shopping in both our shops on estate and online with 30% discount for all our colleagues and free delivery for any online purchases.
  • Discover exclusive perks with our Discounted hotel stays for staff, accompanied by a fantastic 30% discount at our restaurants.
  • The opportunity to ensure your views are heard and shape the future of the business via our Employee Engine Room.
  • Complimentary garden membership for the Newt and our partner gardens including the Eden Project, Kew Gardens and The Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • Complimentary meal whilst on shift, created using fresh produce from our estate by our dedicated staff food chefs
  • We value your hard work and recognise your achievements through our colleague recognition programme "Newt Awards" with the opportunity to achieve a variety of amazing rewards including a complimentary Hotel Stay.
  • Support from our Employee Assistance Programme for both yourself and your family
  • A team that knows how to have fun with regular team engagement activities including monthly Gather and Grow Motivational Speakers and our regular fun squad events, which include activities such as Go-Karting and Wine Tasting, to name but a few.
  • Up to 30 days annual leave each year for our full-time team

Key Responsibilities:

  • Receiving and forwarding goods and deliveries in and out of the to the correct point of contact/storage area in a timely and safe way
  • Following all requisitioning and stock control procedures including the identification of damaged, unacceptable or incorrect items.
  • Keeping any records organised and up to date
  • Order picking
  • Delivery of items to a set time schedule
  • Maintaining clean and tidy working areas to our standards
  • Applying health and safety best practice across all aspects of the role, especially food and beverage items

Skills and Experience

  • At least one-year previous experience in a similar role
  • Valid UK Driving licence
  • Experience of working with fresh food items is an advantage.
  • Food safety and HACCP knowledge
  • Flexi Licence (or the ability to be put on a course)
  • Forklift licence (or the ability to be put on a course)
  • Stock taking procedures and processes
  • Positive attitude and good communication skills.
  • Flexibility to respond to a range of different work situations.
  • Ability to work on your own or as part of a team.
  • Have a good eye for detail.

Who are we? - The Newt in Somerset

Nestled within an expanse of rolling fields and steeped in ancient history, our luxury country estate stands as a haven of refined elegance, inviting guests to explore acres of captivating gardens, meandering pathways, and enriching exhibitions - accessible 364 days a year for our members. Our hotel extends a warm welcome, offering a home-away-from-home experience where impeccable service flourishes in an ambiance of unassuming sophistication. Beyond the estate, the Newt's essence remains tangible, with our Ecommerce teams delivering our finest products to homes, while media and membership endeavours keep them informed of our latest developments. Behind the scenes, a tapestry of talented teams - from Housekeeping to HR, Finance to Farming - collaborates harmoniously, crafting an unforgettable journey of growth, development, and innovation, where every contribution creates unparalleled experiences.

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