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Despatch Operative

Chichester, Sussex
Job Type
7 Sep 2022

The Role

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Despatch Operative to join our busy warehousing operations.

All training provided

Applications are invited from enthusiastic individuals, capable of working in a fast paced, dynamic warehouse environment. Working as a key member of the team, you will ensure all warehousing operational tasks are completed and delivered in an accurate, efficient, timely and safe manner, providing internal and external customers with a consistent first class service. Utilising PPT for the loading of haulier vehicles, and transferring produce to and from various warehouse locations.

As a shift based position, please note that the working environment is temperature controlled, to ensure the longevity and quality of our fresh food products. Also, as part of the picking and packing process, there may also be an element of heavy lifting involved

Shift Based: 4 day on, 4 days off.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Despatch Team Leader, duties and responsibilities will include but not be restricted to:

  • Ensure all orders are selected accurately, timely and stacked securely prior to loading on to haulier vehicles
  • Picking & Packing - Ensure all orders are selected efficiently & accurately using a hand-held scanner
  • Loading haulier vehicles in a safe & efficient manner
  • Utilising MHE for manoeuvring stock between locations
  • Adherence to all trained SOPs and Risk Assessments
  • Focus on internal and external customer satisfaction with zero errors
  • To operate "clean as you go" principles whilst carrying out duties
  • To maintain high standards of Health and Safety in all operating areas
  • Reporting hazards and accidents as appropriate


  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal (English level 2 desirable)
  • Counter balance forklift licence/experience a distinct advantage but not essential
  • Demonstrable experience of successfully working in a targeted environment and motivating self to meet targets
  • Experience of working in a FMCG / Fresh food environment
  • CIEH Manual Handling Level 2 (Preferred)
  • CIEH Food Safety Level 2 (Preferred)
  • To be flexible and willing to work across all Barfoots sites


  • Investors In People Silver Award status.
  • Company pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Benefits Platform
  • Development opportunities
  • Discounted leisure membership
  • Discounted vegetable box scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free onsite parking
  • Approved training centre for Highfield qualifications
  • Rapidly growing company
  • Committed to Sustainability
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  • Job Reference: 706413378-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Barfoots Of Botley Ltd
    Barfoots Of Botley Ltd
  • Location: Chichester, Sussex
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent