Dartford: Van Driver/Yard Operative – Dartford, Kent

Dartford: Van Driver/Yard Operative

Howarth Timber Group Limited

Dartford, Kent


Dartford: Van Driver/Yard Operative

Location: Howarth Timber & Building Supplies Limited – Dartford

Salary: Competitive

Putting people at the heart of what we do

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. 

With a nationwide network of branches supplying timber and building materials, kitchens and a dedicated manufacturing division supplying timber engineering services, the Howarth Timber Group is focused on providing market leading choice, quality, service and value.

Built on a passion for service and people, we strive to set the highest standards in the quality of our products, in the continuity of supply and in every aspect of customer service and support.  Quality products and processes are what drive our passion, but people are central to everything we do and it’s thanks to our loyal workforce that we’ve built a strong and successful business.

What does it mean to be a Howarth Timber Van Driver/Yard Operative?

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

Van Driver/Yard Operative role responsibilities

Delivering goods on the Company van – 3.5 tonne pickup (full manual driving licence essential)

Loading and unloading delivery vehicles by hand or with a sideloader/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 and ensure 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)

Responsibility for minimising stock losses by checking customer vehicles before they leave the site

Answering queries from commercial customers or members of the public

Any other duties deemed as reasonable within the scope of the job role

What are the requirements to become part of our team?

Experience of multi-drop van driving

Experience of working within a Timber/Builder’s Merchant is an advantage, although full training can be provided for the right applicant

Full manual driving licence

Warehouse and customer service experience

Health & Safety awareness

Sideloader and/or FLT licence (desirable)

Why choose Howarth Timber & Building Supplies for your next role?

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

31 days’ holiday, inclusive of Statutory Bank Holidays

Option to buy up to an additional 5 days’ annual leave per annum or sell up to 3 days’ annual leave per annum

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)

Generous colleague Merchant Branch discount

Opportunity to participate in a volunteering role for one working day per year – fully paid by the Company

Excellent training and development opportunities

Get in touch

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

External applicants: Paul Hofford, Assistant Branch Manager, by email to [email protected]

Closing date: 31st March 2023