Warehouse Operative

Cordee Ltd
Hinckley, Leicestershire
£7.90 ph
02 Aug 2018
28 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Cordee is over 40 years old, having started life as a sole distributor for rock climbing guidebooks published by the largest climbing clubs in the UK, the business now includes distribution of titles encompassing all outdoor activities. Based at our 14,500 sq ft purpose-built warehouse we have more than 1,250,000 items in stock at any one time. Cordee has a unique and world-renowned catalogue of books and maps that is used by the recreation and book trade throughout the UK and the world.


Warehouse Packing Operative




The team consists of: one warehouse manager, one goods in/manager’s assistant, two full time packers and several part time pickers. This team is responsible for the day-to-day handling of goods-in and goods-out and for the smooth and efficient running of this area of the business. During busy periods temporary staff are hired to meet demand.




The main tasks carried out by the warehouse operatives are:


  • Preparing orders for dispatch and dispatching i.e. picking and packing of book and map orders for UK and export customers, this includes the preparation of accompanying paperwork including customs documentation where necessary.
  • Provide back up support to Goods-in as required.
  • Carrying out other duties relevant to the position as and when they may arise, such as picking.
  • The team is expected to keep its environment clean and tidy and to ensure adequate stock levels of consumables on their workstation i.e. cartons, vinyl tape, labels etc.
  • Preparing outgoing post from warehouse and office.



Skills: (Training will be given as necessary)


  • Ability to work as a team
  • Flexible and positive approach to the tasks required
  • Ability to work to pressurised time deadlines
  • Accuracy and care when handling orders and preparing accompanying paperwork
  • Basic computer literacy is required for printing invoices and carrier labels
  • Forklift experience is highly desirable
  • Lifting of boxes of books necessary





Pay: £7.90 per hour, £16,432 per annum, paid monthly


Holiday: 22 days holiday plus statutory days


Hours: Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week, 8am -4:30pm


Reporting to: Warehouse Manager


Contract: Permanent position after satisfactory completion of three months probationary period. 


Strictly no agencies.