Jobs at NHBS

Warehouse assistant

Closing date

28/02/2017

Summary

NHBS (www.nhbs.com) is a world leader in supplying Natural History, Ecology and Conservation books and ecological survey equipment to institutions, retailers, companies, libraries, academics and private customers around the world. This is an opportunity for a highly-motivated individual to join our warehouse and dispatch team.

The NHBS warehouse and dispatch team are sending 150-250 parcels to customers in the UK and abroad every day. They are responsible for maintaining the retail stock in good order, and for working with accuracy and speed.

Responsibilities

As warehouse assistant, you will be responsible for:

  • Unpacking goods we receive
  • Shelving and putting stock away
  • Picking goods for dispatch
  • Packing small and large orders into appropriate packaging
  • Keeping the warehouse tidy
  • Using handheld scanners accurately for various tasks
  • Moving small and large items as required
  • Assisting the customer services and dispatch manager in other jobs, as required.
Required skills
  • Getting-things-done mentality
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Ability to carry bulky or heavy objects safely
  • Great verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Above all, we value a common-sense approach to work
Preferred skills and experience
  • Forklift experience
  • Understanding of health-and-safety issues in a warehouse environment
  • Experience working in a dispatch and/or warehouse setting
Our offer to you

Our warehouse and office is based in Totnes. We have been selling natural history and science books since 1985, and ecological survey equipment since 2009. The successful candidate will be joining a team of warehouse and dispatch staff.

This position reports to the Customer Services and Dispatch Manager.

This full-time permanent position is available immediately. Salary: £15,000 – 16,000 p.a. (depending on experience), based on a 37.5 hour week Mon-Fri, with the position attracting 28 days holiday p.a, including bank holidays. Benefits include a generous company pension scheme.

Application

Please email your CV and Covering Letter by the 28th of February 2017 to the Customer Services and Dispatch Manager, Natalie Mawson (nmawson@nhbs.com). After interview for the post candidates will complete a trial day before being made a formal offer of employment.

Customer Services Advisor

Summary

NHBS (www.nhbs.com) is a world leader in supplying Natural History, Ecology and Conservation books and ecological survey equipment to institutions, retailers, companies, libraries, academics and private customers around the world. This is an opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our customer services team. The customer services team is the first point of contact for our diverse range of customers.

Resposibilities

You’re the type of person who thrives on getting details right, enjoys communicating effectively with customers and colleagues alike, and is confident in prioritising multiple demands. We offer a fast-paced environment where team-work, initiative and quick thinking are valued, and where a demonstrated passion for ideas and for what NHBS does is more important than specific knowledge in any field.

Skills required
  • A good telephone manner and outstanding written communication skills are essential
  • High degree of computer literacy
  • Attention to detail
  • Language skills: a second language in addition to English would be advantageous
  • Above all, we value a common sense approach, critical thinking and a willingness to learn new skills
Our offer to you

Our warehouse and office is based on the industrial estate in Totnes. We have been selling natural history and science books since 1985, and ecological survey equipment since 2009. The successful candidate will be joining a diverse and friendly workforce of 28 staff.

This position reports to the Customer Services Manager.

This full-time permanent position is available immediately. Salary: £15,500 – 16,500 p.a. (depending on experience), based on a 37.5 hour week Mon-Fri, with the position attracting 28 days holiday p.a, including bank holidays.

Application

We are looking for someone who is interested in what NHBS does and how we can help our customers. Please make clear in your covering letter why you are that person - also tell us what about NHBS interests you.

Please email your CV and Covering Letter by the 28th of February 2017 to the Customer Services Manager, Natalie Mawson (nmawson@nhbs.com). After interview for the post candidates will complete a trial day before being made a formal offer of employment.

Editorial Assistant

Summary

British Wildlife and Conservation Land Management are independent, subscription-based and long-established magazines which were acquired by NHBS (www.nhbs.com), the natural history, ecology and conservation retailer and publisher, in March 2016.

We are now recruiting for a full-time editorial assistant to support the day-to-day administrative management of both magazines. This is a wonderful opportunity for a highly-motivated and well-organised individual with an interest in publishing and in nature conservation.

Responsibilities
  • Provide administrative support to a small editorial team
  • Manage deadlines for contributors, design, production, subscriptions and payments
  • Correspond regularly with authors and contributors
  • Prepare contributor contracts
  • Post contributor copies and manage contributor invoicing
  • Other administrative tasks and duties as required
Required Skills

The ideal candidate will be extremely well-organised and able to get the most out of collaborative software such as www.teamwork.com, Microsoft Office and other apps. You work well in a small team, while staying calm under pressure and working well to deadlines. You are an excellent communicator who can write with clarity and precision. Above all, we value a common-sense approach, critical thinking and a willingness to learn new skills.

Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Knowledge of British Wildlife (the magazine and the subject)
  • Some understanding of editorial processes and the publishing industry
  • Language skills: a second language in addition to English would be advantageous
Our Offer to You

We are based in Totnes, South Devon, right next to the river Dart, halfway between Dartmoor and the coast. We have been selling natural history and science books since 1985, ecological survey equipment since 2009, and publishing magazines since 2016. The successful candidate will be joining a diverse and friendly workforce of 30 staff.

This position reports to the Senior Manager – Books and Publications.

This full-time permanent position is available immediately. Salary: 16,000 – 17,000 p.a. (depending on experience), based on a 37.5 hour week Mon-Fri, with the position attracting 28 days holiday p.a, including bank holidays and a generous company pension.

Application

Please email your CV and Cover Letter by the 15th of March 2017 to Anneli Meeder (recruitment@nhbs.com).