joseph holt red brick brewery in manchester

Stillager/Warehouse Operative

Where: Empire St, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M3 1JD

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Drivers Mate (Stillager)/Warehouse Operative to join the team at Joseph Holt Ltd. Your normal working week will be Monday to Friday, working 40 hours. There may be a small amount of weekend and evening work at certain times of the year. This is a fast paced and exciting opportunity, where no two days are the same.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Loading the drays and ensuing that the correct stock is on the dray for each drop off
  • Delivering casks, kegs, packaged beer, wines and spirits to pubs, bars and Free Trade accounts
  • You are required to offload at each account, with the help of a 2nd man
  • You may be needed to stillage beer in some cellars
  • Collecting and returning empty containers to the Brewery
  • Safe loading of vehicles
  • Ensuring stock rotation is carried out correctly
  • Packing of home deliveries for deliveries and courier collection
  • Supporting Transport by driving the van to deliver beer, wines, spirits, and soft drinks to customers in the North West and beyond
  • Picking and Fulfilling orders – on time and in full for the next day’s delivery
  • Ensuring stock rotation of Joseph Holt and third-party products for distribution to our pubs and growing Free Trade.
  • Working closely with a range of stakeholders, including external customers to resolve questions and queries
  • Counting of full containers, empty containers, general stock in the warehouse with detailed record keeping
  • Ensuring an accurate stock control on all lines and adhering to First in First Out Principles
  • Optimum efficiency and accuracy are required at every stage in the warehouse and distribution system
  • General Warehouse duties
  • Ensuring that Company Health, Safety and Security standards are maintained
  • Maintaining high standards of housekeeping at all times


What we Offer

  • 23 days holiday a year (plus 1 additional day per year of service up to 5 years) + 5 bank holidays
  • Company discount card: 20% off food and drink when purchased together. 20% off accommodation
  • Company-wide celebrations and awards.
  • Company Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme – available 24/7, 365 days a year
  • Incredible external discounts and rewards scheme
  • Induction and ongoing training
  • Free onsite parking
  • The chance to gain a qualification through our apprentice scheme
  • Long Service Awards; 10, 20, 30, and 40-year awards


About you:

  • Hold a full UK Driving licence.
  • Possession of a valid Class 2 driving licence is also desirable or be willing to work towards gaining one through our apprenticeship scheme.
  • Ideally hold an in-date CPC qualification
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn
  • Can work well on your own or as part of a wider team
  • Have an awareness of Health and Safety
  • Enjoy a challenge and learning new skills
  • Reliable and flexible attitude to work
  • Hard working
  • Well organised and pays attention to detail
  • Good at multitasking with some problem solving
  • Able to organise own workload and get the job done
  • Strong communication skills to effectively engage with our pubs and free trade accounts
  • A good level of physical fitness


Who are we:

Joseph Holt is an independent, six-generation family-owned company, with 128 pubs across the Northwest, ranging from traditional community pubs, food led destination pubs and some with onsite letting rooms. Since 1849 we have been brewing a wide range of award-winning beers in our Manchester brewery, which have won 7 Gold Medals at the International Brewing Awards at the last 7 International Brewing Awards in the last 14 years alone. Alongside this, we have an ever-expanding Free Trade and sell beer to multiple types of accounts across the country. We are a friendly, family run Brewer and Pub Company that are passionate about what we do and the people who work for us. For over 100 years, we have fundraised for the Christie Hospital and also support different charity appeals throughout the community.

For more information on our Brewery and Awards see here.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing Brewer and pub company, with a genuine focus on people. To apply please send your CV to Lynsey Halley via email at [email protected]

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