Torpoint Ferry – Ferry Storekeeper
Tamar Bridge & Torpoint Ferry Joint Committee seek a Ferry Storekeeper to join the maintenance team at Torpoint Ferry. This is a dynamic role in a unique environment. Please read all the details before deciding whether the role is suitable for you and what we are looking for. This summary should be read in conjunction with the full job description and person specification.
Background and Staffing Structure:
At Torpoint Ferry we provide a service to approximately 2.5 million vehicles and 750k pedestrians and cyclists per year. Three ferries provide a 24 hour service, 365 days a year and is an essential transport link for the people living in South East Cornwall. The Torpoint Ferry crossing is the busiest estuarial vehicular crossing in the United Kingdom.
The three chain ferries come under Maritime and Coastguard Agency regulations and are in class with Lloyds Register. They are unique vessels offering a wide range of both engineering and operational challenges.
As a member of the technical team which maintains the three Ferries you will manage the stores, and their ordering, receipt and issue, as well as active engagement with suppliers. The maintenance team is central to the service delivery and has to be proactive and dynamic to ensure that the service is as efficient as possible with the minimum loss of service to the public.
Ferry Storekeeper role:
In this varied role your main role and responsibilities will include:
- The population and maintenance of computerised records of spares, clothing and cleaning materials ordered and held in the stores.
- Maintaining relationships with existing suppliers and identifying potential new suppliers to enable best value for money procurement
- Monitoring stock levels and supply lead times to ensure that stock levels are maintained to the agreed levels.
- Populating and managing the organisations asset register
- Holding and maintaining up to date record of Safety Data Sheets and COSSH Data Sheets covering all cleaning materials.
- Managing the receipt, issue, and associated records of all equipment/clothing/cleaning materials.
- Ensuring that spares are stored in a safe, orderly and accessible manner and ensuring that that storerooms are kept clean and tidy.
Salary: £23,606.88- £24,078.72/annum (based on 37 hrs/week +5.5 hrs/week contracted overtime)
There may be occasional overtime outside of your normal working hours.
Generous annual leave, access to local government pension scheme, sick pay, and option to join cycle to work scheme. Generous Maternity and Parental leave.
The person specification gives a high level of detail of which skills and what experience we are looking for in the successful candidate.
In the first instance, you must be able to demonstrate:
- A good standard of education. NVQ 3 or equivalent in warehousing and distribution.
- ECDL or equivalent.
- Basic Health and Safety qualification. First Aid qualification.
- 3 years’ experience as storekeeper. Including experience of stock control and rotation, experience in stocktaking systems and experience of procurement systems
- Ability to prioritise own workload and to meet deadlines. Pro-active and assertive, with a positive attitude and an ability to take independent decisions and give clear instructions to colleagues.
- Your willingness to work weekends on specific tasks and responsiveness to out of hours emergency call-outs.
- Required to climb steep and narrow stairs and access low and confined spaces.
Applications will only be accepted on the official application form, letters, CV’s, or other alternative methods will not be accepted. Presentation of the application form is important and may be assessed as part of the short-listing process.
Closing date: 4th December 2020
Interviews: W/C 7th December 2020
To learn more about this exciting opportunity or for an informal conversation please contact Lee Hunt Ferry Technical Manager on 01752 812233 or 07816289639.
If you have not heard anything by 5th December 2020 please assume you have been unsuccessful. We are sorry but due to the expected volume of applicants we are unable to inform people individually or give feedback to people who are not successful in reaching the interview stages.