The Job with Whitney Sawmills

Sawmill Trainee

Job Description

The dry timber sales assistant role is to assist preparing orders alongside the timber sales staff.

  • Prepare loads for delivery.
  • Load and unload lorries.
  • Oversee the storage of all timber stock, including intermediate stock checks as well as annual stock check in June.
  • Maintain all storage of timber, so that timber is well looked after and easily identifiable including regrading timber.

Main Responsibilities

  • Maintain timber stocks in an orderly manner and that all stock is easily identifiable.
  • Making sure all timber stacks are stacked neatly and safely.
  • Unload lorries with deliveries and making sure that all inputs of timber are communicated to the office so that stock records are updated.
  • Load lorries for deliveries making sure all goods are cross referenced with delivery notes.
  • Assist in preparing orders for customers.
  • Keep yard and sales shed clean and tidy.
  • Re-grading all timber packs so that stock is correctly described.

About You

You will be personable, with a can do attitude.

Benefits and More Details

Salary – £20,000 + per year

Hours of Work – 40 hours per week.

Term – 1 year fixed term contract with 1 month probationary period.

Support – Up to 20 days paid release to attend fully funded CPD training (To the value of £2,000)

Training will be provided for the use of forklifts.

Regular progress reviews with the RFS and employer.

There is access to a £300 relocation grant available upon request from RFS.

Please be aware you will need to be available for your interview online, via Teams, on 24th or 25th July.


Please feel free to reach out to Alison if you have any questions about the role, the Forestry Roots program, the application process or the interview process.