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Overview of the role:

Hours and location:  40 hours per week

The role will be based at WARDrobe, Ilkeston.

WARD have an exciting opportunity for an individual to take on a dual role at our textiles warehouse in Ilkeston. We are looking for an outgoing individual who will carry out warehouse operative and van driving duties.

Progression is offered within this role with the opportunity to take on supervisory and further responsibilities and increase your skillset through training and development offered.

Key Responsibilities:

The role of our warehouse operatives is to process used textiles from our clothing banks in preparation for sale. When carrying out work within the warehouse, you will be responsible for receiving, quality checking and packing goods – we pride ourselves on excellent quality so attention to detail is key!

When driving our vans, you will be responsible for collecting textiles from our clothing banks and assisting with unloading them into the warehouse. Great customer service and good time keeping are essential for this role.

Other duties include:

  • Collection of textiles from various customer sites
  • Unloading of vehicles containing stock
  • Supporting the warehouse manager with stock management
  • Preparing and quality checking stock
  • Loading containers with prepared stock for sale

Skills and Knowledge Required:

The ideal candidate will have the ability to organise their time and prioritise their workload as well as the ability to work well as part of a team. The role is physically demanding as it involves lifting and moving heavy material.

A degree of flexibility surrounding hours and days is essential for the role.

  • A full UK driving license is essential for the role
  • FLT experience is essential. Valid qualification would be preferred but not essential.

What is in it for you?

We offer a diverse role with the opportunity to develop your skills and experience, the ability to work on your own initiative and be part of a busy team. An opportunity for progression is presented within the role.


  • Access to Re-WARD Benefits Platform – Leisure, shopping, retail and holiday discounts, discounted gym membership, and lots more!
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Continuous training and development opportunities
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Company Pension and life assurance

About us:

Today Ward Recycling has an annual turnover in excess of £400m, employs over 450 people and operates a fleet of over 120 vehicles. The company is now managed by third and fourth generation family members who continue their commitment to developing waste management and recycling techniques, saving their customers money and helping them to meet and exceed their recycling targets. As a modern business, Ward are aiming to be a positive force in the world. We believe that if we treat our customers, partners, staff and neighbours with respect and dignity, we will succeed in both our business and sustainability goals. As a waste management and resource recycling specialist, the environment is close to our hearts.

We are committed to delivering market-leading performance on key environmental issues in our business, with our customers, our supply chain, and our end consumers.

Do you want to be part of a fast-growing company with a sense of purpose, committed to developing waste management and recycling techniques with an environmental conscience?

Please send your CV along with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to Katie Brown, HR Manager: [email protected]

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