Seasonal Employment Opportunities

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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 750,000 hampers during the Christmas period. To apply for any of the below roles please complete the application form at the bottom of this page and we will be in touch!


Warehouse based roles have various start dates from late July/mid-August through until October. All 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.

Our warehouse & yard based roles pay £11.55 per hour, rising to £15 per hour once more than 47.5 hours per week have been worked

DESPATCH ASSISTANT (Warehouse based) – mid Nov until 23rd Dec

Despatch 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:

  • 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

GATESPERSON (Yard based) – Start date ASAP until 23rd Dec

The gatesperson role keeps our yard safe and organised by welcoming lorries into the yard, directing them where they should be going, and making sure everyone adheres to health & safety procedures. The yard can get very busy during the seasonal period, so you’ll need to be confident speaking to drivers and organised to keep traffic running smoothly.

Previous transport experience would be advantageous.

FORKLIFT TRUCK DRIVER (Warehouse based) – late October / early November until 23rd Dec

We’d be really keen to hear from you if you have a counterbalance licence and experience in driving a FLT. This is a key role during our busy seasonal period and requires someone who works hard, has good attention to detail and safety is of the utmost importance.

Please note that a counterbalance licence and FLT driving experience is essential for this role.

Office Based Roles

CONTACT CENTRE AGENT – early Sep until early Jan

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
  • Excellent numeracy and English spelling are essential

DESPATCH ADMIN ASSISTANT – early November until 23rd Dec

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 complete our seasonal application form below, or contact our Recruitment team E: [email protected] or T: 01747 852598 who will be happy to give you further information.

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

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