Forklift Driver/Goods in Handler

Undisclosed Company
Ashford, Kent
Up to £16.28 per hour
Closing date
7 Jun 2022

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Forklift Driver/Goods in Handler

Salary: £16.28 hourly rate + benefits

Location: Sevington with opportunities in the following postcode TN24 0TP

Job Type: Temporary, average 31.5 paid hours per week over a five-week, continental shift pattern

Long term, temporary opportunities are available with our client. They are looking for Goods In Handlers with Forklift Truck Driving responsibilities to support with the transition period as the UK moves to operating a full, external border as a sovereign nation.

As part of a team, you will work to load and unload lorries, carrying out customs checks on goods entering the UK. You will need to demonstrate attention to detail, possess a positive and open attitude in this varied and essential role. The role is based at one specific location and requests for home and remote working are not applicable.

What you'll need to do:

  • Carry out operational tasks to achieve departmental and site objectives
  • Loading and unloading lorries including manual handling, using roller cages, pallet and forklift truck.
  • Ensure the correct handling of all client products is carried out at all stages within the facility whilst being compliant with trained manual handling procedures
  • Undertake any manual and/or electronic reporting requirements as requested
  • Support the operational efficiency and general housekeeping and hygiene standards of the warehouse and site

What we'll need from you:

  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Good interpersonal skills, a flexible approach and a positive attitude
  • Availability for the full duration of your assignment
  • A counterbalance forklift truck licence that has been certified either RTITB, ITTSAR, AITT, NPORS.
  • Willing for a Health provider to assess your ability to carry out the role safely and effectively
  • Ability to work a continental shift pattern which includes early, late and night shifts


  • 26 days holiday plus 8 days bank holiday (pro rata)
  • Full training will be provided
  • Full PPE is provided for the duration of your assignment

Partnership with Manpower are committed to an organisation that reflects the very best of 21st century Britain and encourage applications from all backgrounds and circumstances.

We're proud to be a 'Disability Confident Employer' and we were the first organisation to be 'Clear Assured', which recognised our efforts to recruit and retain employees with disabilities.

To date we have been recognised by the Times Top 50 Employers for Women, named a Stonewall Star Performer, and listed by Business In The Community as an inclusive employer for race.

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