Undisclosed Company
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Up to £8.91 per hour
Closing date
23 Jun 2021

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Job Details

Job title: Logistical & Transport Officer

Job type: Temporary ongoing

Pay rate: £8.91 per hour

Hours: Monday - Friday 08:00 - 17:00 (37.5 hour week) Once a week you could start at 15:00/16:00 and arrive back later that same evening

Location: Bedford

We're looking for a Logistics and Transport Officer to support our growing client.

In this role, your primary responsibility will be to transport laboratory samples, all applicants should have a full and clean licence to drive a high side, long wheel-base van. In addition to driving, you will also have duties as a lab hand e.g. preparing bottles, moving boxes and warehousing so it's vital you are prepared for manual lifting.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Using company vehicle to transport samples between Bedford Laboratory and other premises.
  • Prepares sampling kits and containers required by clients and arranging transport of those samples, including completion of necessary regulatory paperwork, as required.
  • Follows established procedures to conduct some basic laboratory processes.
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean and tidy working environment.
  • Assists in other areas and performs other tasks as directed by the Laboratory Manager or his/her delegate.
  • Adheres to company Health and Safety policies to maintain a safe working environment.
  • To perform all duties in a professional manner at all times, including wearing appropriate safety/work apparel as supplied by company.

Health and Safety

This role requires the following:

  • Manual handling;
  • Use of chemicals
  • Driving
  • Shift work including some unsociable hours

Qualifications and Experience:


  • Experience of driving high-sided vehicles in a commercial setting.
  • Good time management skills, attention to detail and ability to cope under pressure.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions, seeking advice where necessary.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision as well as part of a team.
  • Good inter-personal and communication skills.
  • Full, clean driving licence.


  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities would be advantageous.

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