Warehouse Worker , American Embassy

Open To:
All Interested Candidates / All Sources
Position Title:
Warehouse Worker
Opening Date:
April 29, 2016
Closing Date: 
May 13, 2016
Work Hours:Full-time, 40 hours/week
Salary:£22,462 gross starting salary per annum, (consisting of: basic salary £18,796, London weighting £2,100 and bonus £1,566). Plus discounted health care plan.
Would you like to be an important part of the team responsible for the smooth running of the U.S. Embassy Warehouse in Hendon? We are in search of a new team member who can offer first-rate customer service when undertaking a range of duties to include:
  • Locating individual items in the Warehouse, such as furniture, appliances, and equipment, that have been selected by the General Services Office (GSO) Furnishings Team for issue to and from residential properties, the Embassy and other locations.
  • Getting out on the road – assisting with the delivery and collection of all furniture, appliances and equipment to residential properties, the Embassy and other locations.
  • Guiding a team of temporary contract staff during periods of high demand, ensuring their health and safety on site.
  • Performing basic data entry using the embassy property database and assisting Inventory Clerks with checks on Warehouse and residential inventories.
  • Providing logistical support for VIP visits at hotels, residences and other sites.
Safety awareness is everything in this position – whether it is handling furniture and appliances with care, making multi-drop deliveries in busy metropolitan areas or operating electronic trollies, mechanical aids and forklifts. As such you will need to have a good working knowledge of driving a non-LGV vehicle safely and confidently, together with an understanding of procedures relating to the storage of furniture, appliances and equipment with minimal damage in a Warehouse environment.
The following qualifications are also required.  It is very important that you address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item in your application and resume/CV. This will help you in our short listing process.
Qualifications Required:

 All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
EDUCATION: No formal qualifications are required.
EXPERIENCE: Work experience handling and delivering household furniture and appliances or office furniture and equipment. Experience driving a non LGV vehicle on multi-drop deliveries within a metropolitan area is required. Experience working in a team is required.
LANGUAGE: Level 3, limited knowledge of written and spoken English is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: A good working knowledge of non LGV vehicle operating requirements is required. An understanding of warehouse procedures relating to the storage of furniture, appliances and equipment whilst minimizing damage is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must hold a valid, full (manual) UK/EU/EEA driver’s license. Numeracy skills are required. Ability to pay attention to detail is required. Ability to operate basic tools for use in the course of the work is required. Good communication, interpersonal and customer care skills are required. Ability to work as part of a team is required. Ability to follow instructions is required.
    • The London DS0-174 Application Form (PDF): – This is our preferred form of application, as it aims to focus the candidate on the essential criteria of an advertised vacancy.
Please reference our instructions on how to complete the UAE/DS-0174 form (PDF, 150Kb)/
You must ALSO include the following information in your application for employment:
  • Your current curriculum vitae/resume.
  • Evidence of your legal right to work in the UK such as a copy of your passport biographical page, work visa page and, or, birth certificate. Please do not send originals by mail. Copies are acceptable. Short-listed applicants will be asked to provide, prior to interview, original documentation in support of their legal right to work in the UK.
  • Evidence of Appointment Eligible Family Member Preference (such as copy of your sponsor’s orders) or U.S. Veteran Preference (DD214 – Member 2 or Member 4), if applicable. Please do not send originals by mail. Copies are acceptable.
Submitting your Application
As an environmentally aware employer, our preference is for you to submit your application by email to LNDRecruit@state.gov.
Please ensure documents are in Microsoft Word and/or Adobe Acrobat PDF format.  JPEG, TIFF, SkyDrive or files other than in the 2 formats specified above will not be accepted and your application will be determined invalid.  Similarly, if your application exceeds 5Mb, your application will be determined invalid.
Alternatively, your application can be mailed to:
The HRD Office
American Embassy
24 Grosvenor Square
London W1K 6AH
Please quote reference 16/34