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Based in Shaftesbury in the heart of the beautiful Dorset countryside, we are one of the largest companies in the niche hamper industry despatching over 450,000 hampers during the Christmas period.

Due to our heavily seasonal business, we need lots of extra pairs of hands in the lead up to Christmas and also for a short while afterwards.
If you would like to apply for any of our seasonal opportunities below please complete the application form and upload your CV at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, please contact our HR Manager E: [email protected] or T: 01747 852598 who will be happy to supply these documents to you via email or post.

Should your initial application be successful, you will be invited to attend our offices to meet the team for an interview and a tour of our facilities relevant to the role you apply for. Interviews are likely to commence around June for our Production team. Interviews for our Customer Contact Centre will take place from mid-July onwards.

All information provided will be treated as strictly confidential and no approach will be made to any person without your permission.

Warehouse Based Roles

Virginia Hayward WarehouseWarehouse based roles have various start dates from late July/mid-August through until October. Applicants will need to be available until at least Christmas Eve.
It is an essential part of this employment that you are prepared to adopt a flexible approach to the work and be prepared to undertake duties, as and when necessary, in any area to facilitate the smooth running of the business. Bearing in mind the nature of the business, our workload increases dramatically as Christmas approaches, you may be asked to work extra hours, i.e. evenings and weekends. Extra hours would be by mutual agreement but we would expect your co-operation in this respect.

Standard working hours:
8.30am-5.30pm Monday to Friday
Weekend hours as requested
Extra hours will be requested during the season

Pay rates:
Competitive rates of pay plus attractive overtime rates are available.

WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT

Warehouse assistants are an important part of the team, supporting the bustle of the warehouse during its busiest time. Suits enthusiastic and energetic individuals.
Primary duties will include some or all of the following:

  • Receiving in deliveries including checking and counting stock
  • Preparing and issuing of stock to the packing lines
  • Counting and labelling pallets of stock
  • Unloading containers of stock
  • Following good housekeeping practices

Additional duties if required:

  • Occasional driving of company vehicles if qualified and authorised to do so
  • Hamper packing and despatch
  • Assisting in any other area of the business as and when required

If you would like to apply for this position please download our seasonal application form below, or contact our HR Manager E: [email protected] or T: 01747 852598 who will be happy to supply these documents to you via email or post. All information provided will be treated as strictly confidential and no approach will be made to any person without your permission.

WAREHOUSE CLERK

Warehouse Clerks are an important part of the team, supporting the bustle of the warehouse during its busiest time. Suits enthusiastic and energetic individuals.
Primary duties will include some or all of the following:

  • Checking off deliveries and completing associated paperwork
  • Inputting data on spread sheets and databases
  • Checking product photography
  • Booking in deliveries
  • Processing stock requests
  • Processing returned hampers
  • Following good housekeeping practices

Additional duties if required:

  • Assisting with general warehouse duties as and when required
  • Hamper packing and despatch
  • Assisting in any other area of the business as and when required

If you would like to apply for this position please download our seasonal application form below, or contact our HR Manager E: [email protected] or T: 01747 852598 who will be happy to supply these documents to you via email or post. All information provided will be treated as strictly confidential and no approach will be made to any person without your permission.

PACKING LINE ASSISTANT

Packing Line Assistant are an important part of the team, supporting the bustle of the warehouse during its busiest time. Suits enthusiastic and energetic individuals.
Primary duties will include some or all of the following:

  • Assisting the Line Supervisor in the everyday running of the packing line
  • Keeping a close check on stock required for the line and replenishing as required
  • Opening cases of stock ready for the packers
  • Ensuring that fire exits and walkways are kept clear at all times
  • Following good housekeeping practices

Additional duties if required:

  • Preparation of premises for next day’s work
  • Hamper packing
  • Occasional driving of company vehicles if qualified and authorised to do so
  • Assisting in any other area of the business as and when required

If you would like to apply for this position please download our seasonal application form below, or contact our HR Manager E: [email protected] or T: 01747 852598 who will be happy to supply these documents to you via email or post. All information provided will be treated as strictly confidential and no approach will be made to any person without your permission.

DESPATCH ASSISTANT

Despatch Assistant are crucial to ensure labels for orders are processed correctly to supply to the warehouse.
Primary duties will include some or all of the following:

  • Picking and labelling orders for despatch via courier network
  • Picking and building pallets for bulk despatch
  • Checking best before dates on hampers to be despatched
  • Assisting with stocktakes
  • Following good housekeeping practices

Additional duties if required:

  • Assisting with handling of component stock
  • Assisting with general warehouse duties as and when required
  • Assisting in any other area of the business as and when required

If you would like to apply for this position please download our seasonal application form below, or contact our HR Manager E: [email protected] or T: 01747 852598 who will be happy to supply these documents to you via email or post. All information provided will be treated as strictly confidential and no approach will be made to any person without your permission.

Office Based Roles

Call CentreApplicants for the office based roles will need to be available from late August/early September until at least the 8th January 2021.
It is an essential part of this employment that you are prepared to adopt a flexible approach to the work and be prepared to undertake duties, as and when necessary, in any area to facilitate the smooth running of the business. Bearing in mind the nature of the business, our workload increases dramatically as Christmas approaches, you may be asked to work extra hours, i.e. evenings and weekends. Extra hours would be by mutual agreement but we would expect your co-operation in this respect.

Standard working hours:
9am-5pm Monday to Friday
Weekend hours as requested
Extra hours will be requested during the season

Contact Centre opening times
From 2nd December: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6pm
Saturday 10am to 2pm, Sunday 10am to 2pm
Extra hours will be requested during the season
Staff will only be requested to work one weekend day and we endeavour to accommodate which day you would prefer.

Pay rates:
Competitive rates of pay plus attractive overtime rates are available.

CONTACT CENTRE AGENT

Contact Centre Agents are customer facing and suitable for confident individuals.
Primary duties will include some or all of the following:

  • Handling sales enquiries
  • Data inputting
  • Processing and checking orders via email, post and over the phone
  • Providing outstanding customer service

Additional duties if required:

  • Assisting with the despatch admin team as and when required
  • Assisting in other areas of the business as and when required

If you would like to apply for this position please contact our HR Manager E: [email protected] or T: 01747 852598 who will be happy to supply these documents to you via email or post. All information provided will be treated as strictly confidential and no approach will be made to any person without your permission.

DESPATCH ADMIN ASSISTANT

Despatch Admin Assistants are crucial to ensure labels for orders are processed correctly to supply to the warehouse.
Primary duties will include some or all of the following:

  • Producing labels and paperwork for the warehouse despatch team
  • Counting and checking labels
  • Assisting with all administration duties within the despatch department

Additional duties if required:

  • Assisting the Call Centre team with any administration tasks as and when required
  • Assisting in other areas of the business as and when required

If you would like to apply for this position please download our seasonal application form below, or contact our HR Manager E: [email protected] or T: 01747 852598 who will be happy to supply these documents to you via email or post. All information provided will be treated as strictly confidential and no approach will be made to any person without your permission.

To apply for any of the positions above, please complete this form

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    DELIVERY DISCOUNTS

    For larger orders we can offer discounts, please contact us directly to discuss your requirements.

    We offer tiered delivery discounts for 2 or more hampers being delivered to the same UK address, on the same day. The discounts are calculated as follows:

    Amount of itemsDiscount
    2 – 3 items25% delivery discount
    4 – 6 items30% delivery discount
    7 – 9 items35% delivery discount
    10 – 14 items40% delivery discount
    15+ items50% delivery discount

    If you purchase via our website your discount will be automatically calculated at the checkout.

    If you place your order over the phone or via email, our friendly team will calculate the discount for you.

    Unfortunately we cannot offer delivery discounts on hampers being delivered outside mainland UK.

     
     

    Delivery Options & Surcharges

    Delivery TypeOrder and DeliveryDelivery SurchargesCost and Terms
    Standard Delivery3-5 working daysNo Surcharge AppliedStandard delivery price
    See individual product listing
    Saturday DeliveryOrder in advance for a Saturday delivery or by 13.00 (GMT) on a Friday£3.95

    Standard delivery price + £3.95 surcharge

    Deliveries will made between 9am and 5pm

    Not available for Highlands, Islands or Overseas

    Sunday DeliveryOrder in advance for a Sunday delivery or by 13.00 (GMT) on a Friday£15

    Standard delivery price + £15 surcharge

    Deliveries will made between 9am and 5pm

    Not available for Highlands, Islands or Overseas

    Next Day or Named Day DeliveryOrders for Next Day Delivery will need to be placed by 13:00 (GMT) or order in advance for a specific date (excl. Saturday & Sunday).
    Please note that Letterbox Gifts are delivered using Royal Mail, so when selecting a Named Day delivery we cannot guarantee a
    precise delivery date for these gifts. However, in our experience, 90% of orders are delivered on time.
    £1

    Standard delivery price + £1 surcharge

    Gifts ordered on a Friday will be delivered on a Monday

    Not available for Highlands, Islands or Overseas

    In Time For Christmas

    (when applicable)

    Order in advance for Christmas gifts£0

    Standard delivery price – see individual product listing

    Typically, we will deliver between the 7th and 23rd December

    Gifts ordered on a Friday will be delivered on a Monday.

    Deliveries will made between 9am and 5pm.

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