Job details

Kickstart Scheme: Transport Administrator

Job reference: 003998

Closing date: 18/06/2021

Salary: £4.62 to £8.91 per hour + benefits

Department: Logistics Operations

Hours per week: 25

This role is part of the UK government’s Kickstart scheme initiative. 

Are you aged between 16 to 24, unemployed and currently claiming Universal Credit? If you have answered "yes" to these questions, then this could be perfect role for you! Please speak to your Job Centre Work Coach before applying to this role as without their referral, unfortunately you will not be eligible to apply. Click on this link to find out more about the Kickstart Scheme: Want a Kickstart? - Job help ( 

Who are we?

We're a top 10 UK clothing, footwear and homeware digital retailer based in Northern Quarter, in Manchester's city centre. Our retail brands are JD Williams, Simply Be, Jacamo, Ambrose Wilson and Home Essentials and we own 10 brands in total. We champion inclusivity by making our customers look and feel amazing. We don’t believe that age, size, shape or background should stop anyone from feeling confident, stylish and happy with the way they look and feel. With our industry leading expertise in creating fashion that fits, we’ve been proudly breaking down these barriers for over 150 years. We help our customers to express themselves with stylish products, helpful services and flexible finance. Now, we’re moving forward together, embracing innovation and new technology, to continue to delight our customers.

The Role and responsibilities

We are looking for someone to join our Transport Operations team as a Transport Administrator within our Logistics department and they will be at the very heart of the team! You will be based at our warehouse in Shaw, Oldham. This person will:

  • Assist with all office based aspects of a busy transport office, from generating collection and delivery notes to checking the success of the day’s activities and communicating with our internal customers via phone and email to help make sure our goods are delivered on time. 
  • Support with arranging and providing work to our drivers through our Transport management system.
  • File documents to meet our legal compliance needs, rotating and removing old documents on a regular basis.
  • Confirm bookings with supplier’s for vehicle inspections when needed and keep the inspection planner up to date.
  • Complete reporting activities and share/communicate these with the wider Transport team, managers and external companies.
  • Updating spreadsheets used by the team daily so that they are aware of what’s happened on any given day.
  • Support the Training and Compliance Manager with the upkeep of electronic records for licensed and certified operators of mechanical equipment such as Large goods vehicles and Fork Lift trucks.

What will you get?

  • You'll develop an understanding of the importance of Transport Operations and the role it plays in making sure our customers receive their parcels on time as well as keeping our drivers keeping the business going.
  • You'll develop many skills: communication (written and verbal), attention to detail, organisation, teamwork and relationship-building to name a few!

As well as this, you will have:

  • Regular meetings with your Manager.
  • Regular feedback on your work from colleagues so you can learn and adapt.
  • A buddy to support you when you join and throughout your time with us.
  • Informal catch-ups with the HR Emerging Talent Lead.
  • Training and development support from us and from the Prince's Trust, youth employability experts, to build your skills for the working world and your future!

What are we looking for?

Do you have an interest in Logistics or Transport? Do you enjoy communicating, both written and verbally, and like working as part of a team? If so, then this could be the role for you. 

  • We’d love someone with a “can-do”, positive attitude that likes building relationships with others.
  • We're looking for someone with a good telephone manager and likes doing tasks that need attention to detail. 
  • For experience and qualifications, we'd like someone who has had work experience and/or academic knowledge in English and Maths. 
  • Basic computer skills and an understanding of Microsoft, particularly Excel, will be needed. 

How to apply...

Please speak to your Job Centre Work Coach before applying to this role as without their referral, unfortunately you will not be eligible to apply. Click on "Apply now" to create your profile and answer a few questions in order to apply today!

Please do not apply for this role unless you have been referred by your Work Coach.