Assistant Warehouse Manager

Job Category: Covid-19 Response
Reference HQ00021643
Service Cambridgeshire County Council
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Initially three months
Location Cambridgeshire
Job Type Full-time
Hours per week 37
Rate £14.38 per hour

About the job:

As an Assistant Warehouse Manager for Cambridgeshire County Council through Opus Cambridgeshire, your key priority is to assist the warehouse manager in the support of Cambridgeshire County Council’s COVID response by providing an efficient and organised stock control (goods in an out) process that meets the needs of the service.


Working from Alconbury Weald

37 hours per week / Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm (very occasional weekend work)

  • Assist in the management of an efficient stock storage and control service to Cambridgeshire County Council’s Covid-19 response.
  • Day to day assistance in the management of the day to day running, goods in/ goods out process, efficiency of the warehouse operation.
  • Logistics – able to assist the warehouse manager in arranging deliveries of stock to locations across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Adherence to strict Health and Safety protocols
  • Compliance with regards to the Warehouse Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
  • Assist the warehouse manager with the recording and compliance of warehouse documents and regulatory requirements.
  • Assist the warehouse manager with reviewing of processes and controls.
  • The preparation, picking and packing of orders, as and when required.
  • Taking in of deliveries.
  • Weekly inspection of warehouse associated vehicles and recording of these.
  • Daily housekeeping and duties associated with the warehouses.
  • Driving, between warehouses and to locations in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to make deliveries as required.
  •  Adherence to wider Cambridgeshire County Council organisation policies and procedures.

The successful candidate will ideally have experience of health and safety in the work environment, together with some knowledge of warehousing and stock control methods and procedures.

Successful candidates will be quick at learning new software systems and technologies, as well as having the ability to work under pressure and manage workloads.


Candidates must hold a full clean UK drivers licence.


Full training will be provided.

  • Holiday entitlement of up to 31 days per annum, pro-rata (including bank holidays) where applicable
  • Permanent equivalent council pay rates offered from commencement
  • Pension contribution from employer
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opus candidates hear about jobs first
  • Opportunity to apply for permanent positions as an ‘internal candidate’
  • Gain experience to support permanent applications

We work directly with Cambridgeshire County Council to fill vacancies. Register today to be first to hear about all our live jobs.

CCC are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire/Peterborough and want our workforce to reflect this diversity, which we believe is beneficial for our employees, the organisation and the communities we serve.

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Why choose Opus?


We get sight of all temporary and interim vacancies for Suffolk County Council and Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils first. By working through Opus, you will be notified of the job opportunities before any other recruitment agencies are even aware.


We have a wealth of knowledge and experience within the public sector, with many of our employees having previously worked for and with both Suffolk County Council and Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils for several years.


In the last month alone, we filled 95% of jobs using our own pool of registered candidates. The remainder went out to our trusted supply chain.


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