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Distribution Centre Operative - Immediate Starts

Stoke - Distribution Centre
Hours Per Week:
Vacancy Type:
03 Dec 2021
Job Description

Dunelm's Distribution Centres, in Stoke-on-Trent, are looking to recruit great colleagues to assist us with our growing operation. You couldn’t join us at a better time.

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our fast-paced warehouse, which forms part of the operation accountable for getting our products out to our stores and customers, while all the time ensuring that we provide the best levels of customer service possible.

We are seeking motivated Distribution Centre Operative(s) to perform various warehouse tasks, including picking, returns and loading, and to help in other areas as required.

As we strive to become the number one homewares provider, our colleagues are instrumental in making this business work.

Shift Patterns & Pay-

Rotating 6:00am-2:00pm & 2:00pm-10:00pm
Monday to Friday, 1 in 4 Saturdays.
Salary - £20,800/10:00ph
Overtime rate - £15:00ph

We know that in order to have great colleagues, we need to appreciate them.

We have an on-site academy trainer who continually works with all colleagues in their career development, holding workshops and ongoing training for all. Leadership skills are valued and developed, as we aim to fill our management roles in-house.

We encourage colleagues to take an paid birthday day off.

We allow colleagues to buy more holiday entitlement, taken at a time of their choice, in order to ‘take the time they need’.

We ensure that all line managers have been trained in mental health first aid to be there for all colleagues.

This role includes:

  • Manual Handling
  • Picking
  • Returns
  • Despatch
  • Maintaining a safe environment
  • Be reactive to the needs of the business
  • To be loyal to the business and drive personal performance
  • Be energetic and have a positive approach

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong work ethic and a desire to succeed
  • Be calm, level headed and can work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Can be decisive and react quickly when problems arise
  • Teamwork skills
  • Have good spoken and written communication skills


As part of the team, you will enjoy plenty of benefits:

  • Annual leave days and the chance to buy more holiday entitlement.
  • 15% discount in-store (off sale items too)
  • Paid days off for your birthday, moving home, charity and children's first day at school
  • Opportunity to join the Dunelm Sharesave scheme
  • Genuine career opportunities
  • Ongoing training aimed at your development
  • Awards for long service
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Peoples pension
  • Access to our ‘Home Comforts’ portal that offers savings on shopping and holidays, amongst many other offers.