General Assistant

  • Vacancy Title
  • General Assistant
  • Company
  • Vp plc
  • Division
  • Groundforce
  • Location
  • Derby
  • Closing Date
  • 27/04/2021
  • Job Description
  • Groundforce has built a reputation as a first class market leader by developing six core business elements. Each division was formed to serve the construction industry by offering specialist solutions in shoring equipment, piling equipment, pipe stoppers, pressure testing, trenchless technology, temporary bridges and excavation training. A commitment to developing our vast product range means Groundforce’s customers can be certain of innovative products and a comprehensive service.

    We understand that all continued success rests firmly with our employees, and at Groundforce we have an ethos of putting people at the very core of our business. To ensure our first class service continues, we offer excellent career support and development for all our employees and believe this positive approach ultimately drives success through to our customers.

    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