JELS Warehouse Person/ Driver

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 10/12/2021 00:00
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Manual / Trades / Transport
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
"Joint Equipment Loan Scheme, Cramlington"
Number of posts:
Closing date:
10 Dec
Further Information

Do you want a challenging and rewarding career with real opportunities to change the lives of people in Northumberland, if you are dynamic, dedicated and enthusiastic then we want to hear from you. Who is NCC?

World renowned as a visitor destination, Northumberland is also the ideal location to strike a perfect work/life balance. What better way of enjoying the picturesque scenery and stunning coastline than to sample it on an everyday basis?

Our Vision is: “To make Northumberland a county which you regard as a great place to live, and in which you can access the things you enjoy, whilst having the opportunity to learn and thrive” Our Plan is to focus on:

· Living - we want you to feel safe, healthy and cared for

· Enjoying - we want you to love where you live

· Connecting - we want you to have access to the things you need

· Learning - we want you to achieve and realise your potential

· Thriving - we want to attract more and better jobs For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

Why choose us?

We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including:

· 25 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays (rising to 30 after 5 years of service)(pro-rata for part-time employees) · Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme

· Flexi scheme applicable to majority of roles

· Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands

· A commitment to work-life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, home working, flexible working, part-year working, and compressed hours

· Car Leasing Scheme

Please visit: https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/About/Working-for-Northumberland-County-Council.aspx for more information regarding our benefits.

The role:

The Joint Equipment Loans Service (JELS) are part of the Adults Social Care service. The team are responsible for the purchase, storage and distribution of a huge variety of equipment. We deliver more than 58,000 pieces of community equipment to clients across the whole of Northumberland each year. The equipment we provide is loaned and there is no charge for the use of this service.

The main purpose of the service is to provide a large range of equipment to allow people to live as independently as possible in their own home and prevent unnecessary admission to hospital and to facilitate and support discharge to their preferred place of residence/care.

Equipment can assist people with the tasks of daily life and make it easier to provide care for them and protect them from accidents. It can also help people to move back home from hospital or avoid them having to be admitted to hospital by promoting independence and self-care.

JELS have an Admin team of 10 and a Warehouse team of 18 staff. We deliver approximately 1000 items per week and collect 750 items, which are cleaned, serviced and returned into stock.

Key responsibilities, what we’re looking for, level of responsibility

The primary role of a JELS Warehouse Driver is to carry out various activities within our warehouse and when required to drive a van and collect, load/unload and transport equipment to and from Client’s homes, residential homes and hospitals. Also ensuring that rehabilitation equipment is received, cleaned and issued effectively and efficiently.

You will be required to perform normal warehouse duties which includes, putting stock away, receiving deliveries of equipment from Suppliers, following pick lists to pull out stock for van delivery runs and loading and unloading vans, updating paperwork and computer systems.

You will also be required to drive long wheeled based Luton box vans to deliver community equipment into client’s homes, and into satellite stores held at various sites around the county. Individual pieces of equipment can weigh up to 25Kgs. Similar vehicles are also used for the collection of used equipment from the same homes and premises. You will therefore need a current clean driving licence.

You will be required to clean, refurbish and provide some basic mechanical/electrical servicing to community rehabilitation equipment that has been collected and returned to the JELS stores.?

This involves following infection control procedures, cleaning regimens, and manufacturers servicing schemes.? Appropriate training and PPE equipment and tools are all provided.?

The Post holder will need to be compassionate and respectful when involved with our clients and their carers and be supportive of colleagues.? The Job Description indicates the essential criteria for this post.?

Band 4 salary is £20,092 - 21,748. Contract is 18 months fixed term. 37 hours/week.

Please refer to the job description and person specification for full details:


Our Warehouse drivers work in a very busy environment and communicate with a wide range of professionals and clients. They have a passion to meet customers’ expectations by providing a high-quality service, which enhances clients lives. Staff will often be required to be flexible and be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored in the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please also let the team know.

The closing date is 9 December 2021 at midnight

Interviews will be held on the 16th and 17th December

Please note
This job is closed for applications.