Warehouse Assistant

Location Greater London
Discipline: Retail
Job type: Vacancy
Salary: £London Living Wage
Job ref: 002522
Published: 4 months ago
Expiry date: 28 Aug 2022 23:59
Startdate: ASAP

We are committed to the principle of equality and equal opportunities in employment and have been accredited with being a Disability Confident Leader.   We will actively promote equality and equal opportunities in our business to ensure that individuals receive treatment that is fair and equitable and consistent with their relevant aptitudes, potential skills and abilities.


West Ham United FC is committed to equality and safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. Positions that involve working with such groups are subject to safer recruitment protocols, including DBS Disclosure at enhanced level.


West Ham United staff enjoy generous benefits, including a contributory scheme, 25 days’ leave and life assurance.  You can also take advantage of interest-free season ticket loans, a cycle to work scheme and our employee wellbeing programme. 


Job Purpose:


The club is currently looking to appoint a warehouse assistant at the London Stadium.  We are looking for extremely hard working, reliable and flexible candidates to stock all our retail outlets, including the Stadium store of 15,000 square feet.


In this role you will be participating in our warehouse operations and activities, some responsibilities of this role include picking, packing and scanning orders, you will also help with regular stock takes and assist with other warehouse duties as necessary.


Previous experience working within a warehouse environment would be desirable, however the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced retail environment is essential. Preferred candidates will have previously worked to tight deadlines as well as possess the ability to adapt to changing circumstances quickly. A keen attention to detail and extremely organised mind-set is crucial. It is important that you are able to work shifts and flexible hours at peak times.


 Key Responsibilities:


*       Checking and putting away deliveries, counting goods received.

*       Stock control - maintain accurate counting/checking of stock.

*       Picking and packing of stock.

*       Loading / unloading deliveries.

*       Acting as the main primary driver for the retail department, supplying other Stores with merchandise.

*       Completing diary logs of all incoming deliveries.

*       Reporting of any discrepancies to your line manager and work on solving the issue.

*       General Housekeeping, ensuring the warehouse is kept tidy and organised.

*       Operate and maintain any warehouse equipment to a high standard.

*       Communicate and co-operate with your co-workers and managers.

*       Carry out duties requested by your manager.


Equal Opportunities


1. To ensure that all departments are provided within an anti-discriminatory framework and take account of such issues as race, gender, sexuality, disability, religion, sexual orientation and age.


2. To carry out work in a manner which promotes equality of opportunity for both staff and clients.


Employees will be recruited and selected, promoted and trained on the basis of objective criteria.


Person Specification


The ideal candidate will have skills and experience in the following areas: -


Essential (E) Desirable (D)


Education, Qualifications, Experience


*       To hold a full clean UK driving licence. (E) 

*       Previous Retail or Warehouse Experience in a high paced environment (D)

Skills, Abilities, Behaviours


*       Good literacy/numeracy and basic I.T. skills. (E) 

*       Experience in excel. (D) 

*       Pro-active approach within the warehouse. (E) 

*       Good organisation and communication skills. (E) 

*       Able to work in a team and independently. 

*       A positive and enthusiastic attitude to carry out duties requested. (E) 

*       Flexible approach to working hours (E) 

*       This role involves manual handling and physical movement of stock. (E)We believe that a diverse workforce strengthens our creativity and delivers the best commercial performance. We are, therefore seeking applications from high quality people, whose backgrounds, experience and identity broadens and enhances the diversity of our company.


As an employer we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health of our staff.