Permanent Opportunities

at Adrian Scripps Ltd.

Dispatch Operative
Dispatch Operative at Adrian Scripps

Job Purpose

As part of our Dispatch and storage team, you will be moving products between the different areas of our site using forklift and pallet trucks, ensuring products are re-located safely and effectively.  In Dispatch, finished goods need to be picked and palletised, making sure they are of the right quantity and transport standards before they get loaded and delivered to our customers.

Job Description

Key responsibilities:

  • Follow the daily plan/schedule to prepare orders ready for dispatch to our supermarket and/or wholesale customers.
  • Select and manage stock, recording the data by using the ERP software.
  • Pick to order, collate and palletise the correct product for each dispatch instruction, as per the daily plan/schedule.
  • Applying of pack, case and pallet labels, as required.
  • Complete all appropriate stock and traceability paperwork.
  • Work closely with the QA, compliance and production team, ensuring that standards are managed within the customer and business specifications.
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the facility, according to company protocols and procedures.
  • Ensure strict conformance to all site Health & Safety, compliance, and due diligence procedures.
  • Actively participate as a member of the dispatch team, providing input to meetings and ongoing business improvements.
  • Perform any other duties and responsibilities, as requested by senior management.


Main internal contacts of the role:

  • The Dispatch Manager on a daily basis to discuss the plan for the day, training, issues and concerns with quantity/transport standards, and any other general queries regarding dispatch of products.
  • The Operations Manager, Packhouse Manager and QC Manager on a daily basis to discuss training and quality/compliance issues and concerns.
  • The Yard Foreman to liaise with, regarding the plan for the day, if applicable.

Working Hours and Benefits

  • Full training provided in business procedures and operating protocols, including the operation of powered machinery.
  • Standard hours: 07:00 – 19:00 on a 4-days on, 4-days off rota. You will have three unpaid breaks, with a total of 1 hour per day. This equates to 11 working hours.
  • Pay Band: £10.60 – £13.50 per hour, depending on experience.
  • You will be paid fortnightly.
  • Overtime: Extra shifts available, paid at standard rate.
  • Holiday allowance: 21 paid days per annum.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • A good understanding of both written and spoken English, to communicate effectively and complete the required business procedures.
  • Forklift and powered hand barrow experience is desirable, but not essential, as full training and certification can be provided.
  • Previous experience order picking, using ERP software with handheld scanners, would be beneficial.

Job Description

  • Forklift driving
  • Some manual work
  • Receiving and dispatching consignments
  • Document control
  • Use Stock management software via hand held scanners
  • Site maintenance of buildings and yard area
  • Undertake any other duties as requested

Qualifications & Experience

  • Forklift experience essential
  • Certificates not needed as full certification will be part of training
  • Experience of hand held scanners for stock management desirable but not essential
  • Basic skills of English and Maths in order to carry out the role
  • Able to work on own initiative, and part of a team

The Company

  • Adrian Scripps Ltd is a farming and packing company, based between Tonbridge and Paddock Wood. This role will be located at Moat Fram, Five Oak Green, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6RR. Due to location, own transport would be required.

How to Apply

  • If you would like to apply for the position, please fill in the contact us section below or e-mail your details to to request an application form and more information.
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Dispatch Operative at Adrian Scripps