Skilled warehouse operator

Job Type Supply Chain and Logistics
Location Reading - Theale
Partnership Level 10
Closing Date 12/02/2023
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £10.80 - £11.48
Salary Frequency Hourly
Hours of Work 15:00 - 23:00 to include weekends


We want all of our Partners to have a good work-life balance and we support flexible working. This might mean flexible or compressed hours, job sharing or shorter hour contracts, where it is possible to do so. Please discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview.


Working in Partnership for a happier world – our shared Purpose that guides us in everything we do and inspires 3 important principles; happier people, happier business, happier world. The John Lewis Partnership is a truly unique business, one that seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of everyone.

Duties and Responsibilities:
You will be responsible for ensuring the warehouse is supporting all the Partnership channels by managing stock coming in to and being sent out of the warehouse.

Performing duties of unloading and loading stock, accurately recording deliveries into the warehouse, moving stock around the warehouse and collecting stock for deliveries. All these duties to be performed in a safe manner with an awareness of individual responsibility for health and safety at all times. Please note that this role involves heavy lifting.

Job Requirements:
Applicants should have the ability to deliver excellent customer service and strive for excellence in all they do.

The role requires a flexible approach; there will be times when you will be supporting the selling floor and other areas of the branch to meet the business needs.

Desirable experience skills and qualifications:
-Previous experience in a warehouse role involving the movement of caged stock and manual handling would be an advantage, as would working in a retail environment.
-Basic computer skills are required to use stock control systems.

Additional Information:
As a Partner you will enjoy our unique benefits package, including staff discount, subsidised food in Partner dining rooms, discounts in local restaurants, subsidised learning, access to exclusive Partnership hotels and so much more.

Please consider the following when making your application:
- We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early.
- Print off the job description now if you require it.
- Ensure you have an up-to-date CV.

Duties and Responsibilities

Our Skilled Warehouse Operators work in a Warehouse Operation assisting the team to deliver in all receiving, storage and despatch tasks ensuring the right products are in the right place at the right time ready to be delivered to John Lewis customers and branches using manual handling equipment and the appropriate systems whilst providing excellent customer service.

We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership visit this site -

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