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Mail sorter- SW Distribution Centre (BS35 4GG)

Job details
Posting date: 29 November 2021
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 29 December 2021
Location: Bristol, BS35 4GG
Company: Royal Mail
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 719881901

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Summary

Royal Mail are now recruiting for Mail Sorters at SW Distribution Centre.

Job Reference Number 203047

As the face of Royal Mail you will work from 14:00 to various 13 hours per week, as part of a team, ensuring we continue to deliver the high standards of service our customer expect.

When you think of jobs at Royal Mail, the first thing you might think of is the postal workers who deliver mail to your home day in, day out. From exam results and tax returns, to wedding invites or online purchases, joining Royal Mail gives you the opportunity to deliver much more than mail. It allows you the chance to deliver smiles and successes; new toys and old memories – making a real impact in the heart of your community, while working for one of the UK’s most well-loved brands.

About the Role

In the mail centre you will cover various indoor roles in a warehouse environment. You could be unloading mail from vans, moving it around in trolleys, sorting parcels and letters manually or operating machinery. It is a fast paced environment and you’ll be working to efficient methods in order to meet our business performance targets. A mail centre can process over a million items in a shift and you’ll be a valuable part of making that happen. As a Mail Centre postal worker you will need to be flexible and adaptable, changing from one role to another to move the work quickly along the processing chain.

About You

Upbeat and self-motivated, you’ll be as happy working alone as you will be working as part of a team. As it is a fast paced environment you will need to work efficiently to meet our business performance targets. You will need to hard working and have the ability to work under pressure and possess a flexible approach.

For roles with driving, a full UK driving licence with no more than six penalty points is essential.

About Us

Five centuries in business has made Royal Mail more than a household name. We connect companies, customers and communities across the country, delivering a ‘one-price-goes-anywhere’, universal postal service to more than 29 million addresses across the UK.

One of the UK’s leading companies, we’re undertaking one of the biggest industrial transformations in the UK in recent history. Letter volumes are declining. So, we are focused on leveraging the increasing number of parcels being driven by the growth of the online shopping industry. We want to be more flexible and efficient and are employing our strong brand and a range of new products and services to achieve this.

We are an inclusive employer with equality, diversity and fairness at the heart of our values. We welcome applications from individuals from all different backgrounds and are committed to promoting fair participation and equality of opportunity for all of our job applicants

Pay and Benefits

You will be paid weekly, increments at 6 months and 12 months are subject to satisfactory performance.

Starting Salary


Age 17 £8.44 + 6 months +12 months
Age 18 £10.85 £11.45 £12.05


We also offer a weekly Collections Functional Supplement of £10.34 (pro-rata) plus overtime and shift allowance if applicable.

Hours of work

We are looking to offer Permanent contracts
Part time, 13 hours per week

Other benefits include:

  • Holiday entitlement starts at 22.5 days on entry rising with length of service (pro-rata)
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • Full uniform provided for contracts of longer than 3 month
  • Excellent maternity / paternity leave policy.
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Many varied corporate discounts e.g. lifestyle discounts to include high street vouchers. Travel & attraction discounts for family days out. Fashion, gifts and health & wellbeing to include discount on beauty products and gym membership
  • Flexible working is available where operational commitment allow and after completion of 26 weeks of employment

What happens next?

After this stage, your application will be reviewed and if you are successful you will be invited to a face to face interview.

Please note, once our maximum number of applications has been reached this vacancy will close.

We plan to hold interviews on 13th and 14th January 2022, therefore if you wish to apply please ensure you are available on this date.

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