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Warehouse Operative

Warehouse Operatives
Starting salary £20,604, plus £1,750 location allowance
Excellent benefits including government pension, 25 days holiday plus all bank holidays and extra privilege day, training and development

Based Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes.
Free parking onsite and free bus service from Milton Keynes Central (subject to availability)

Permanent and 23-month fixed term contract opportunities available

• 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Thursday
• 4pm Finish on Friday
• Occasional weekend working required

This isn’t your average warehouse role. It’s your steppingstone to an exciting future in logistics.
Here’s what makes our opportunity different to anything you may have experienced before:

• THE CONTRACT: say no to zero hours and shift patterns with our full-time opportunities
• THE HOURS: work sociable hours that fit your life and only work occasional weekends
• THE WORK: do a really important role, handling secure goods
• THE HOLIDAY: have 25 days off, plus all bank holidays and an extra privilege day
• THE PENSION: secure a highly competitive pension with impressive employer contributions
• THE PEOPLE: be part of a friendly, fantastic team who are ready to welcome you
• THE PROGRESSION: get the training you need to take your career where you want
• THE PLACE: on-site canteen, subsidised gym, free secure onsite parking and a free hourly bus service from Milton Keynes Central to site (subject to availability)
• THE OPPORTUNITY: To train in forklift truck driving and secure parcel checking

Who we are
If you haven’t heard of FCDO Services, it’s time you did. We work behind the scenes, but this makes what we do even more interesting. Our job is to help the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (and other government customers) protect the UK’s interests at home and overseas. You’ll find us on every continent and in almost every country around the world. Every colleague makes a vital difference. So, the work you do here will mean more.

What you’ll do
Ever wondered how you’d pack up an entire gym’s worth of equipment or transport a secure conference room safely to the other side of the world? These are just some of the fascinating problems you could solve when you’re part of the expert team providing diplomatic secure logistics, courier services and airfreight to embassies and consulates all around the world. Handling important goods for government-level customers, you’ll work across mail goods in, issuing, ordering, and stock control. As part of this, you’ll pack, bag and manifest diplomatic mail, helping with collection and operational mail delivery.

Where you’ll work
You’ll be based at our Milton Keynes headquarters in Hanslope. Inside our warehouse logistics distribution centre, you’ll join the team who helped support the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office in the fight against COVID-19. From transporting life-saving equipment to India to aiding the global deployment of vaccines for UK government agency staff in 182 different countries Worldwide.

How you’ll grow
At the same time, you’ll benefit from outstanding on-the-job learning that equips you with new skills for today and tomorrow. We take your progression seriously, that’s why you’ll find excellent opportunities for personal development and all the support you need to explore your future career. Investing in our people is important to us, so we offer a comprehensive training programme, and you’ll find plenty of choice, including everything from self-defence to first aid and presentation skills. That’s why this is a role with all the goods – and it could really take you somewhere.

What we’re looking for
We’re looking for people with a keen eye for detail and who care about a job well done, for your team and for our customers. Ideally, you’ll bring recent experience of working in a warehouse environment, with forklift truck experience, although we can train you up if not. Naturally, there are aspects of the job that involve lifting and carrying heavy loads safely, and working to meet operating standards, but we’ll provide you with the aids and processes to do your work safely.
Show us you’re a team player, great at problem-solving and full of ideas to increase the effectiveness and quality of what we do.

Why our people stay
There are so many perks from the moment you join us. We’ve mentioned the contract, the holiday, the onsite canteen and more. But we’re also a known consigner, a trusted employer and we have a real reputation for excellence everywhere we go. That’s why working here brings a sense of pride and job security you won’t find elsewhere.

What happens next
Every single colleague must be security cleared before joining us. Handling diplomatic cargo with diplomatic immunity is a very important task, so this role is no different. If you’re successful in your application, we’ll ask you to undergo our vetting process. Permanent contracts require Developed Vetting (DV). Fixed Term Contracts require Security Clearance (SC). Yes, this will take time – but it will be worth it. You can find out more about vetting on our website:
Hanslope Park based posts attract a Location Allowance of £1,750 per annum.

FCDO Services are regulated by the Civil Service Commission.

Interviews will be held w/c 6th December 2021

Job summary

£20604 - £24174 per annum
Hanslope Park
Closing Date
23 November 2021 at midnight

Further information

The following documents provide supporting material for this role. Please note for some documents you may require Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • 1.  Role Profile
  • 2.  Extra Information
  • 3.  Civil Service Recruitment Principles
  • 4.  Civil Service Code