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Hold a UK full and clean; manual vehicle, driving license

The Job

Job description
Our Integrated Logistics (ILog) function manages and delivers the tools, parts and in-service support that keep vehicles and equipment well-maintained, from their first launch to the day they’re retired from service. We’re pleased to offer challenging and interesting careers that bring a sense of pride and purpose. By joining our team, you’ll find yourself a role where your voice is heard, your impact is felt, and your contribution is recognised.

You’ll also benefit from plenty of opportunities for development, access to specialist training and funded professional qualifications, and a c.27% employer pension contribution. You’ll also have access to a wide range of employee networks, including the Women’s Inclusive Network, Race & Culture Network, Pride Network, Disability Network – and many more. We recognise that the best people for the job may have commitments outside of work, so we’re pleased to promote flexible working to support our colleagues in balancing work and home life.

Please note: These part time roles attract a salary of £16,622 plus a Recruitment Retention Allowance (RRA) of £1,622 (£18,244 in total) for a 30 hours working week.

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our British Forces Postal Office (BFPO) team in a part-time, entry-level position. We will provide you with the training required to develop your skill set, and the experience to equip you for a successful career!

You’ll help ensure that the armed forces mail is handled in a secure, safe, and timely fashion and be responsible for ensuring the correct receipting, sorting, dispatch, and delivery of all types of mail in a secure, logical, and methodical manner.

You will be a dynamic, self-motivated, hard-working, and organised individual who thrives in a customer focused environment, able to work to tight timescales, whilst remaining positive and focused on delivery.

The BFPO is dedicated to providing postal and courier services to the UK Armed Forces, Ministry of Defence (MOD) and Other Government Departments (OGDs) and is a renowned brand across Defence. Working collaboratively across 11 sites in the UK to deliver personal, official, and classified mail to over 650 locations across the globe; keeping our Armed Forces, MOD and OGDs connected through a range of services that play a vital role in sustaining morale and operational effectiveness.

The posts require 100% site attendance. You will be required to work Monday to Friday for a total of 30 hours per week, between the hours of 07:30 – 15:30. Some additional hours or flexible working may be required.

We strongly recommend tailoring your CV in line with our CV guidance before applying, with specific sections to highlight Key Achievements, Relevant Experience, and Applied Skills & Knowledge.

In this role, you will be entrusted with:

* Maintaining the flow of mail into and out of the Delivery Mail Centre
* Loading and unloading mail from containers, vehicles, or other transport mediums
* Sorting and despatching mail both internally and externally
* Delivering mail to the site and surrounding area, either by foot or vehicle
* Auditing, recording, and maintaining accurate accounts documentation
* Managing location security, including vault security, maintenance, and operation of key registers
* Conducting item security and account balancing and reconciliation up to three times daily
* Following set processes when dealing with prohibited and restricted mail items and all mail irregularities, including damaged, broken, or loose items/bags and box returns

Please note:

* The role tasks can involve prolonged periods of standing
* There is a requirement to lift mail items weighing up to 11kg unaided, and up to 30kg with assistance
* Individuals are expected to take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and others, whom may be affected by their acts or omissions at work. You will need to observe best practice and compliance with legislation in the protection of the environment and the conservation of energy.

What you will be assessed against

To be successful with your application you must demonstrate that you meet the following essential criteria:

* Hold a UK full and clean; manual vehicle, driving license
* Demonstrable communication and engagement skills with internal and external stakeholders
* Basic level of IT proficiency with knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (Outlook, Word, and Excel)

It will also benefit your application if you are able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:

* Experience of working in a warehouse or postal service environment

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