Warehouse Partner

Job Type Supply Chain and Logistics
Location Aylesford
Partnership Level 10
Closing Date 30/08/2022
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £9.90 - £11.60
Salary Frequency Hourly
Hours of Work 37.5


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.


Pay and Hours

Working any 5 from 7 days on a rotating basis, this will include some weekend working.

Minimum hourly rate available including shift allowance 

06:00-14:00 AMs shift from £10.58

14:00-22:00 pm shift from £ 12.48

22:00-06:00 Nights shift from £13.27

About the role 

As a Warehouse Assistant for Waitrose & Partners, you’ll play a key role in handling the goods that pass through our warehouses in an efficient, accurate way to ensure stock is in the right place at the right time for our customers. 

Our Distribution Centres are made up of 3 separate warehouses, each holding our Chilled (+2c), Fresh (+12c) or Ambient goods. You’ll be trained in how to work across all three of these different environments so you can ensure that our goods are safely stored, replenished, picked and dispatched using our mechanical handling equipment.

What else will I be doing?

Other daily tasks will see you: 

  • Adhering to all Health and Safety and Operational procedures

  • Ensuring that goods are stored, replenished and picked accurately and safely.

  • Keeping the warehouses as a safe environment for all Partners to work in. 

  • Please note that this role involves heavy lifting

Why join us? 

Being a Partner in the business makes you more than an employee, you’re a co-owner, giving you the opportunity to influence the way we work for the better. All of us have shared values and common goals and we work as a team to achieve these. As a Warehouse Partner, you’ll always have the support of your team, even when things don’t go to plan.   

Without our Warehouse Partners, we wouldn’t be able to achieve our renowned service to our customers. Join us today and not only will you be joining a unique business, you’ll also enjoy a vast range of benefits and a healthy work-life balance.


After completion of Earning Membership you’ll be entitled to;

  • 20% Discounts at Waitrose & Partners on the majority of products.

  • 25% Discounts at John Lewis & Partners on the majority of products.

  • 12% Discount at John Lewis & Partners on electrical & white goods.

  • On-Site gym - Fully inclusive use £10 P/Mth

  • Full access to our subsidised dining room serving hot and cold meals through the day.

  • 22 days paid holiday per year, increasing to 25 after 5 years service, 30 days after 10 years service (not including Bank Holidays)

Work-Life balance

  • Discounted holidays at our exclusive Partnerships hotels

  • VIP suites with discounted tickets at the O2 & Wembley arena.

  • Generous discounts at numerous restaurants and bars

  • Exclusive days out for Partners and their families

  • Free on site parking

  • Free on site hot drinks & fruit.

Desirable experience skills and qualifications: 

  • Basic standards of written English and basic Maths 

Flexible Working

We actively promote flexible working, training our Partners to be multi skilled across multiple warehouses. The Partnership supports agile and flexible working practices, such as when, where and how we work. We have several different ways to work flexibly including part-time, flexible or compressed hours.

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 for more information about the role 

  • Attach an up-to-date CV

Duties and Responsibilities

Join us as a Waitrose Warehouse Operative and you'll have exciting opportunities to develop your skill set and open up excellent career possibilities within our fast paced Partner owned business. This is a role for people who enjoy being part of a large team and strive to deliver excellent customer service and we’ll make sure you receive all the training you need to achieve this.

At Waitrose we value people for who they are and strive to ensure everyone is treated fairly and with respect. We’re an inclusive workplace that celebrates diversity in our teams by helping you be yourself at work, benefitting you and the teams you work with.

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 - https://www.jlpjobs.com/about/diversityandinclusion/

Attachment: Warehouse Partner - Waitrose Distribution .pdf 


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