Seasonal Employment Opportunities

PERFECT IF YOU ARE TAKING A GAP YEAR OR LOOKING FOR SHORT TERM EMPLOYMENT

RECRUITING NOW!

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!

Our seasonal roles (July to early January) are perfect if you are taking a gap year, or looking for short term employment

When you join us, you’ll receive competitive rates of pay, a full induction, training and safety wear (depending on your role) so you can feel confident in your new role.

Below is an overview of the roles available and when they are likely to start (subject to change):

Expected Start date in 2024Role typeRole
JulyWarehouse basedWarehouse Assistant
JulyOffice basedWarehouse Clerk
AugustYard basedGatesperson
AugustWarehouse basedPacking Line Assistant
September – NovemberOffice basedContact Centre Agent
SeptemberOffice basedDespatch Admin Clerk
October – DecemberWarehouse basedDespatch Assistant
October – DecemberOffice basedOffice Assistant (Despatch)

We are happy to accept applications throughout the year, we will be in contact closer to the time of recruitment. Roles available to start from July.

Please fill in the application form at the end of the page.


Warehouse Based Roles:

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

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

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

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

GATESPERSON (Yard based)

The gatesperson role keeps our yard safe and organised by:

 Welcoming lorries into the yard & directing them where they should be going

 Ensure 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.

Office Based Roles

CONTACT CENTRE AGENT

Contact Centre opening times

From 5th 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.

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

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

Before you apply please note it is essential that you are available to work until at least 24rd December, 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 can often dramatically increase as Christmas approaches, so 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.

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

Seasonal Employment Application Form

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