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Logistics Operative

Band 2

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Band 2
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (08:00 – 16:00, Monday – Friday)
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North Bristol NHS Trust - Southmead Hospital
£20,270 - £21,318 per annum
Salary period
Today at 23:59

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Job overview

Our hospital is Growing!  

North Bristol NHS Trust are seeking to appoint a Logistics Operatives to join the Logistics Team.

Logistics Operative - AFC Band 2

Shift pattern –37.5 hours per week, 08:00 – 16:00, Monday – Friday

“Around £1bn could be saved through better procurement” – Lord Carter 

Main duties of the job

Applicants will need to be well organised, have the ability to use their own initiative and work within agreed guidelines. Good numerical skills and attention to detail will also be required. Experience of working in a supply chain role would be desirable, but not essential.

Applicants must be computer literate, with a decent knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook as email will be frequently relied upon. We are a customer focused team, therefore good communication skills are required, as well as a strong team ethic.

You will become part of a team of staff covering the Southmead Hospital site. 

Working for our organisation

North Bristol NHS Trust employs over 12,000 staff providing healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset from our award-winning hospital building at Southmead.  We are the regional Major Trauma Centre, and an internationally recognised centre of excellence in a range of services and major specialities. Our vision is that by enabling our teams to be the best that they can be, we will provide exceptional healthcare, personally delivered. 


We commit to treating each patient as an individual with respect and dignity, aiming to deliver excellent clinical outcomes and a first-class experience for everyone who uses our services. 


North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an anti-discriminatory organisation and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

North Bristol NHS Trust are seeking to appoint a Logistics Operative to join the Materials Management Team. Working predominantly on your feet in busy clinical environments including within the state of the art Brunel building, you will be part of a team managing the replenishment of a wide range of hospital consumables:

  • Checking and unpacking deliveries for Materials Management and Linen services
  • Auditing all stock holding areas managed by the logistics teams.
  • Providing detailed handovers regarding manifest discrepancies
  • Ensure cleanliness and upkeep of storage areas

Person specification

Education, Training and Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • English and Maths GSCE or equivalent
  • Able to understand written and verbal instructions in English Language.

Work Experience

Essential criteria
  • Able to work in a busy and stressful environment
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience of working in the Linen Service department

Knowledge, Skills and Personal qualities

Essential criteria
  • Pro-active approach
  • Well-motivated and reliable
  • Basic IT skills
Desirable criteria
  • Driving licence
  • Knowledge of Linen service procedures/policies and equipment

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - GoodArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)

Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Will Brookes
Job title
Service Manager
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