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Site Labourer

Salary : £10 – £12/hour

Location : Bedford, Bedfordshire

Type : Temporary to Permanent

Our client is a small friendly family run furniture company.

The work we undertake is very much a manual and physical job with lifting of large, heavy and sometimes awkward items so it is important that the applicant is physically fit to undertake the work. When working within the factory the main job role of the labourer is going to be fork lifting materials ready for machine operators, including aiding with lifting onto machines and wrapping and palleting product ready for delivery.  Although these are the main roles of the labouring within the factory they are not a complete list of things you may be asked to undertake as each day may be slightly different from the last (see further examples of general duties below). When working out onsite the main role of the labourer will be to help with deliveries, unloading and material distribution onsite and loading out areas ready for installation, cleaning installed furniture/joinery and protecting the finished product with protective material.

General Duties

  1. Fork lifting (counter-balance forklift)
  2. Re-stacking and organising materials to ensure all materials are stored safely and tidily in their correct location
  3. Assisting with lifting within the factory
  4. Wrapping and palleting goods ready for delivery
  5. Loading vans/lorries
  6. Driving/delivering
  7. Aiding installers with lifting and material distribution onsite
  8. Cleaning and maintenance of vehicles
  9. Cutting up off-cut materials to a suitable size for burning within our wood burner and keep off-cuts under control
  10. General waste management
  11. General cleaning

Please apply today for an immediate start





PA to the Sales Department

£23,000 – £25,500 Private Healthcare and Group Life cover

working with two busy Sales professionals you will act as a key support in the smooth running of the sales side of the business. Organising important tasks and deadlines. Providing highly effective , efficient , proactive and confidential support.

Duties and responsibility:

  • Arranging meetings and Directors diary.
  • Arrange Conference calls both internally and externally.
  • Travel arrangements (flights, hire cars, hotels etc).
  • Assist procurement to order various supplies and materials for the Sales team.
  • Assist Directors PA with Christmas gifts for customers.
  • Gather material and create presentations both internally and externally.
  • Arrange for orders to be signed.
  • Prepare quotes and assist accounts with price generation.
  • Keep records up to date and advise relevant parties of any changes.
  • Various administrative tasks to ensure an excellent customer service is provided.
  • Assist marketing and Directors PA with planning of exhibitions and attend.


  • Able to maintain high standards and demonstrate consistent attention to detail.
  • Drive and determination to provide an excellent customer experience.
  • Proven experience in relationship management.
  • To be able to deal with customer requests and react quickly while still following process when short notice is given.
  • Pro-active and can work on own initiative. Able to follow instructions and work to deadlines, quick to learn and able to retain knowledge.
  • Competent in the use of the Windows package – Word, Excel, Power point, Outlook, Access.
  • Demonstrate excellent organisational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an excellent standard of English.
  • Be able to communicate confidently and effectively with people at all levels.
  • To be a team player with a positive outlook and a professional image.
  • Flexibility in approach with the ability to adapt from task to task.
  • To be reliable and able to understand the importance of being punctual and impact of absence.
  • Commitment and loyalty to the business.

To be able to operate in line with confidentiality requirements associated with the role.

Factory Operative

We are a well-established and reputable access solutions business based in Sandy, Bedfordshire. Operating within the UK predominantly and a small level of activity in Europe. They manufacture high quality access solutions to allow safe, rapid access from the ground to roofline levels and are a cost-effective alternative to scaffolding.


To work as part of a small team to assemble/build/final finish a range of products as required by the customer in a timely and efficient manner.


  • Preparation of materials, assembly, final finish and packing of our products ensuring quality is maintained.
  • To use light machinery such as bench drills, cold saws and finishing machines.
  • To cut and drill aluminum piping.
  • To assemble work from simple technical drawings using such tools as hand drills, rivet guns and fly presses.
  • Be able to read and comprehend simple manufacturing drawings.
  • To work to strict deadlines and have a close attention to detail.
  • Use of both air/powered hand tools and work with the manufacture of aluminium products.
  • Occasional delivery driving (3.5t flatbed vehicle).
  • Adherence to all Health and Safety processes and procedures.
  • Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for the effective performance of the role.
  • Perform any other relevant tasks deemed necessary by your manager.


  • A professional approach as well as the ability to work on own initiative.
  • Maintain consistent and professional attendance, punctuality, personal appearance.
  • Good communication skills within the team.
  • Must be fit and healthy as some heavy lifting involved.
  • Experience in welding aluminum or a desire to learn is preferable.

Full training will be provided and opportunities to learn more and develop will be made available.


Working hours: 40 Hours per week 08.00 – 16.30 (including ½ unpaid hours lunch + 2 x 15min breaks).  However from time to time you may be required to work additional hours to fulfil your day to day duties.


Making Christmas Epic 2018

2018 saw Watton Recruitment finish their year in true community spirit, continuing their support to the women and children currently within safe houses in Bedford after fleeing domestic violence. Watton Recruitment pledge every year to make sure every child in these safe houses receive a main present from Father Christmas and that all Mums receive a hamper for themselves. With the support of other local businesses, we were able to fulfil this commitment yet again.

A massive thank you to…

  • Prices Candles
  • Pacific Direct
  • Window ware
  • RSP
  • Navigator

We will be continuing this every year, as giving back is so important to Philomena and her team, so if you want to help with #makingchristmasepic2019 then do not hesitate to contact any member of the team.


On the 5th October 2018, Watton Recruitment launched what they hope to be an annual event, supporting The Kings Arms Project. The day saw local business’s enter teams into a challenge-based event in and around Bedford raising money for this great cause.

The event saw teams start at Pavilion in the Park where several challenges including one involving blindfolds and an other padlocks, took place The teams then headed to in2beats, our local radio station to answer a question live on air. A trip to The Harper Centre followed, with the teams performing a busking task in front of shoppers. The final leg saw the teams race to be the first one back to The Kings Arms on Ampthill Road. All teams had to avoid main roads for all challenges and could gain time penalties if they didn’t follow the social media and mapping tweets!

The Teams

The Challenges

All the teams really got stuck in and came dressed up and ready to go. A lot of laughs were had and an amazing amount of £4k was raised! Watch this space for this year’s date…

Will Team Wonderwomen keep the title of overall #Challengebedford winners; Team The Honourable Fruitcakes keep up their creative streak and the title for most creative team; and Team Kap Allstars continue to be the winning team for the most money raised? I would like to see some challengers…

The Winners