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We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic person to join our team as a Yard Person.

As the successful candidate, you will take ownership and responsibility by overseeing the day-to-day operations of the yard whilst maintaining Health & Safety, Environmental, Water Quality and Plant standards. 

The Thames Water Inventory and Supply team are the custodians of network and critical materials, field engineering parts & tools and mobile plants which are managed through our distribution centres, strategic distribution hubs and depots. 

Operating on a 24/7- and 365-day basis, this operational area of Thames Water provides real-time distribution and equipment service to support the business.


Base Location: Crossness – Abbey Wood, South East London - SE2 9AQ


Working Pattern or hours: Monday-Friday 45 hours per week.


What you’ll be doing as the Yard Person

  • Engage with the front-line operational teams to ensure that the issuing and returning of stock is by Thames Water Inventory & Supply Chain process.
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and tidy working environment and follow Thames Water’s Waste Management process.
  • Ensure that all plant, equipment, barriers/signing & guarding and materials are correctly stored, secured, maintained, and accounted for and readily available for issuing out to the front-line operational teams.
  • Carry out regular stock takes, inspections and audits highlighting any risks and starting resolution actions.
  • Ensure that all vehicles within the yard and depot adhere to the agreed Thames Water site safety and traffic management plan.
  • Record and report any discrepancies using the Health and Safety reporting system.
  • Attend and have active involvement in team meetings, to discuss safe working practices, work towards achieving ‘site pride’ and develop continuous improvement processes.


What you should bring to the role

  • Experience in stock control, depot and yard management.
  • A forklift licence and telehandler qualification.
  • Awareness of health safety and environmental legislation.
  • Organisational and planning skills.
  • Good knowledge of safe operational practice operation of vehicles and equipment and methods of loading and off-loading.


What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary between £25,484 - £30,000 depending on skills and experience.
  • Full training package provided.
  • 24 days holiday per year increasing to 28 with the length of service. (Plus bank holidays)
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution - Maximum of 12% -2x employee contribution.
  • Personal Medical Assessments – Open to all once a year.
  • Wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing.

Who are we?

At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive. Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it for us all. But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We need to keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part?

Working at Thames Water

At Thames Water, we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business.

We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complementary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, backgrounds, and differences that each individual brings.

Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process. Find out more about working at Thames Water.

When a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues and earn some extra money along the way.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappoint