Store Officer–Trades & Operatives

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Store Officer–Trades & Operatives
Contract / Temporary

Rochdale 0007 5C7F / 1

Posted: 10th May 2023 11:17
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  • Pay Rate:

    £12.70 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • Heywood,

    OL10 2DY

What's involved with this role:


Temporary  Store Officer–Trades & Operatives

Reference no: Rochdale 0007 5C7F / 1 

Pay rate: £ 12.70 per hour PAYE

This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

Category “B” driving licence

Counterbalance fork lift truck licence

Weekend work  may be required but not very often

The post holder will contribute towards providing an efficient and cost effective stores facility through the ordering, issuing and stock control of the stores function for Environmental Management. To undertake general duties as required within and around the depot.

Key responsibilities:

  • Supervise and advise stores personnel.
  • Monitor stores stock and ensure stocks are held at economic levels.
  • Issue stores items and maintain appropriate records of issue tin accordance with correct procedures.
  • Monitor and review stores/stock recording system including ordering and stock rotation procedures.
  • Liaise with the Technical/Procurement Officer in order to ensure that an effective stores service is provided, and where necessary deal with complaints/problems.
  • Undertake regular stock takes and report any discrepancies to the Technical/Procurement Officer.
  • Prepare daily issues/receipts and input via the computer for Financial Services.
  • Ensure that items are only purchased from the Councils approved suppliers and progress outstanding orders.
  • Identify any new materials purchased though the stores facility to enable a COSHH assessment to be carried out.
  • Ensure that all pneumatic and hydraulic equipment is calibrated in accordance with current legislation.
  • Keep up to date with developments in equipment and materials, liaise with suppliers and as far as possible, ensure that all stocks are purchased at competitive rates.#
  • Ensure that all necessary documentation regarding orders is forwarded to the Financial Admin Section.
  • Comply with advice on audit requirements and those aspects of the work covered by financial or other regulations.
  • Participate in training and development as required.
  • Undertake such other duties and responsibilities of a similar grade may reasonably be required


 “Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


Experience & Knowledge / Technical skills

  • Experience of working in a customer facing environment
  • Experience of carrying out stock takes and stock rotation
  • Experience of ordering and taking delivery of parts and equipment


Skills & Abilities

  • Strong analytical, numerical and appraisal skills.
  • Good communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to work as part of a team and maintain good working relationships with colleagues
  • Good time management skills
  • ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF.

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application.

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.


Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Full Driving licence, access to a vehicle or access to means of mobility support.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.



Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

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Job Ref: Rochdale 0007 5C7F / 1
Store Officer–Trades & Operatives
Client Category: Local Authority

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Store Officer–Trades & Operatives
Client Category: Local Authority

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