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Date Added: Sun 24/04/2022

Warehouse Operative And Driver - Avalon Operations Hub - The Newt In Somerset

Bruton, UK
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Company: THE NEWT IN SOMERSET

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £10.00 per hour plus bonus

Warehouse Operative and Driver

£10 per hour plus annual performance bonus and fantastic benefits


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 you'll get

  • Exceptional working environment, fresh estate grown meal provided each day
  • Annual Performance Bonus
  • 30% discount in the shops across the estate
  • 30% discount at restaurants across the estate
  • 30% discount on Newt cyder and Babylonstoren wine
  • 50% discount in the Spa
  • Discounted hotel stays for staff
  • Garden Membership
  • Family Events 3 times per year
  • Access to internal/external training qualifications and programmes
  • Cross Training and career development opportunities


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.

The Newt in Somerset

The Newt in Somerset has ancient woodland, historic gardens, and far-reaching views. It is a unique destination with Hotel, Spa, Restaurants and much more. Visitors can take a tour of the gardens, deer park and cyder press, dine in the Garden Café and visit our farm shop. Attracting over 200,000 visitors per year, The Newt in Somerset is a vibrant and thriving attraction, animated throughout the seasons by extraordinary events, workshops and education programmes.