Afternoon Parcel Sorter/Loader-Reading. Temp to Perm

£7.20 - £9.60/hour Payrise after 13 weeks
16 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


Job Title: Parcel Sorter/Loader

Location: Reading, RG2

Shift Pattern: 16.00-20.00

Job Type: Temp to Perm

Pay rate: From £7.20 per hour, up to £9.60 for overtime. After 13 weeks employment, then a generous pay rise is applied to a minimum of £9.85 per hour.

Please note you will be required to attend a one time appointment in Southampton to complete essential paper work

Our client, a parcel delivery company are looking to recruit a Parcel Sorter for a temp to perm contract. Ideally you will have done this role before, but as a minimum applications will only be accepted from those who have a minimum of 6 months warehouse experience.

We are expecting this position to start in the next few weeks, and to become permanent in approximately 3-6 months time.

There will be work available every day, however the client requires flexibility towards shift patterns

Job role & responsibilities

Sorting items by hand into compartments on a sorting frame,
Overseeing the automatic sorting process, ensuring that the machinery is in full working order,
Bagging and labelling mail for its destination
Moving mail around the office between conveyor belts, loading docks and trolleys,
Moving mailbags from cages, sorting mailbags and bundles of mail into cages,•Loading and unloading wheeled containers from vehicles to the dispatch areas.
Scanning parcels
Loading vehicles/ vans ready for deliveries
Manually unloading parcels from the trailers

Applicants Must:

Be able to lift and carry mailbags and boxes weighing up to 20kg and to push containers weighing up to 250kg
Be able to lift and move heavy parcels
•Be able to stand for long periods of time.
•Have a good grasp of the English Language both written and spoken
Have previous experience in a similar position
Be IT literate and confident in using scanners/ computers

Due to the nature of the role, the company requires an in depth security clearance check (we are unable to accept applications from anyone who has a criminal record for sexual offences, violence or theft/ fraud) and 5 years worth of address history will need to be provided. Anyone who can not provide this information will automatically be rejected.

Simple Recruitment Services Ltd are acting as an employment agency in this instance. It is not always possible to respond to every applicant, so if you have not heard back from us in 7 days then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful in this occasion. Simple Recruitment Services Ltd will retain your information, and may make contact in the future should other suitable positions become available

Simple Recruitment Services Ltd are an equal opportunities employer