Stores/Yard Operative

Full-time Position

The position is located at Ipswich Borough Councils Hadleigh Road Industrial Estate site.

Job Description

The position is located at Ipswich Borough Councils Hadleigh Road Industrial Estate site.

Day to day

You will be part of a small team responsible for supplying a wide and various selection of materials and products, the stores team handles in excess of 2000 items for supply to all Council departments. The team also undertakes a small in house plant “hire shop” and waste recycling disposal operation. You will be responsible for Ordering, Receipting, Issuing, Checking and organising goods within the warehouse. You will assist in preparation of the stores for on-site efficiency ensuring store space is utilised efficiently. You will also assist with inventory management / stock take and other general warehouse duties as required.


About you

Basic computer skills in word, outlook and excel would be an advantage as the department uses a computerised ordering and issuing system which involves accurate record keeping.

A valid driving license would be essential as a “just in time” delivery system is carried out and a telescopic forklift operates for deliveries.

Hours of work are 37 per week, Monday to Friday.

This post is offered on a fixed term basis for 12 months.

As well as a good salary, we offer a career average pension scheme, generous holiday and sick pay entitlements, subsidised parking, public transport discounts, free swimming, cycle purchase scheme, plenty of personal and professional development opportunities, flexible working, hybrid working opportunities, Employee Assistance Programme and the opportunity to work with great colleagues.

For more information about this role please contact Marcus Halling on 01473 478670 or via mobile 07795 602441.

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification to find out more about this role: 

Job Description and Person Specification

Closing date 18th October 2023.

The selection process will be an interview.

Interviews will be held on week commencing 30th October 2023.

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to interview candidates who meet the essential criteria prior to the closing date and / or to close the opportunity to applicants once we receive sufficient applications.


Hadleigh Road Site – Ipswich


£24,057 – £25,409

Application closing date

18 October 2023

Job type

Full-time – 37 hours

Job reference




Ipswich Borough Council

Grafton House
15-17 Russell Road

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