General Assistant

  • Member
  • Vp plc
  • Division
  • Groundforce
  • Location
  • Morley
  • Closing Date
  • 11/12/2020
  • Job Description
  • Groundforce, a division within Vp plc, offer total solutions to the construction industry dealing in shoring equipment, piling equipment, air pressure testing, trenchless technology, temporary bridges, and excavation training.

    We are one of the UK's leading construction industry supplier of trenching and shoring equipment systems. Our range includes; site safety, trench boxes, trench sheets and piles, light and heavy duty hydraulic bracing and strutting systems and other related products.

    With over 30 years of experience Groundforce have an enviable portfolio of products and services developed to meet the stringent safety requirements of today’s market, operating in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.

    Vp is a long established group which has evolved over a 60 year trading history.

    Our businesses offer the rental and sale of specialist products and associated services to a diverse range of end markets, including construction, civil engineering, rail, water, oil and gas, outdoor events and housebuilding.

    We are currently looking for a General Assistant to offer support with general yard duties and maintenance as required. Reporting to the Depot Foreman, your role will include loading and unloading vehicles, the maintenance of equipment, checking orders and stock control.

    This is a great opportunity to join an established depot and to offer excellent customer service and support to our clients.

    Our ideal candidate will be committed and hard-working, with excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of the construction / shoring industry would be beneficial, however a willingness to learn, and the ability to work well within a team is important in this role. A full UK driver’s licence is an essential requirement, and a Fork Lift Truck license would be beneficial.

    Skills & experience required:


    • Knowledge of shoring/hire industry advantageous
    • Working knowledge of construction/housing/civil engineering industry advantageous
    • Customer service experience advantageous
    • Ability to complete records, paperwork accurately is essential, basic computer literacy and working knowledge of PDA devices, iPads, tablet or similar 
    • A reasonable level of fitness is required
    • To be flexible, trustworthy and reliable and have excellent time keeping skills is essential