Careers

Thank you for the interest you have shown in our vacancies here at Head Office, based in Cannock, Staffordshire. 

We’re now the UK’s largest independent delivery network, and it is a fantastic time to join our business as we see year on year growth and expansion. Don’t miss the opportunity to join a forward thinking business that’s going places. 

All our vacancies are permanent therefore the stability of the role is guaranteed. You will also be entitled to a number of benefits including joining the pension scheme, participating in our employee of the month recognition scheme and monthly staff forum meetings. For those who work hard, show commitment and dedication there are plenty of chances for progression within the Company as well as a lot of exciting training and development opportunities. 

Please note, each APC depot is an independent, privately-owned business, which manages its own recruitment process. If you are looking for employment at a depot, please use the depot finder to contact your local business. 

All the positions we have available are listed below:

Job Title

Transport Administrator

We are currently looking to recruit a Transport Administrator to provide administrative support to the Transport Department.

Main duties will include, answering the telephone dealing with queries, monitoring costs, trunking matrix responsibilities, processing and logging invoices, recording and monitoring driver hours, arranging and monitoring usage of agency drivers, competing daily driver defect sheets, and ensuring follow up action is completed,  monitoring driver infringements, ordering parts and processing delivery notes, ensuring trunk operators operating licences are kept up to date along with insurance and other general administrative functions as required.

The successful candidate will have experience ideally within the industry and a transport environment, good communication skills and experience in both Microsoft Word and Excel.

For further details please see the job description.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please send a current C.V. and covering letter, which should include salary expectations to:

The Human Resources Department, The Alternative Parcels Company Ltd, National Sortation Centre, Blakeney Way, Kingswood Lakeside, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 8LD

Alternatively you can email to recruitment@apc-overnight.com

Closing date for applications is Friday 10 March 2017

APC Overnight is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

No recruitment agencies.

See job description

Responsible to: Transport Manager

Job Summary: Providing administrative support to the Transport Department.

Main duties:

• Answering the telephone and relaying messages as required and dealing with queries
• Monitoring costs (inc. subcontractor usage, trailer repairs/services and maintenance costs to company vehicles etc)
• Trunking Matrix responsibilities
• Processing and logging of invoices/ purchase orders
• Recording/ monitoring of drivers hours (inc. overtime)
• Arranging and monitoring usage of agency drivers (both at the Hub and in Scotland)
• Completing daily drivers defect sheets and ensuring follow up action is completed
• Monitoring driver infringements and passing to HR Department for filing
• Ordering of parts and processing delivery notes
• Ensuring that the trunk operators operating licenses and insurances are up to date
• General administrative duties including typing letters, filing, report writing etc

This list is not exhaustive and you may be required to perform additional duties.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

• Intermediate Excel skills
• Good organisation skills
• Good communication/interpersonal skills
• Ability to prioritise workloads
• Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Systems

Other information:

As this role develops you may be required to develop your skills further.

The APC is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Job Title

Head of Finance

We are currently looking to recruit a Head of Finance to lead the company's financial accounting, reporting and control activities and to ensure they are carried out efficiently, effectively and in line with best practice.

Main duties will include leading, developing and motivating the finance team to support delivery of all agreed objectives, identifying and progressing areas for personal development and managing the finance team to produce timely and accurate financial, management reporting and budgeting. Other duties will include, creating weekly, monthly and annual reports to identify results, trends and forecasts, developing and controlling the company’s annual departmental budgets to ensure that all financial targets are met, preparing the company’s financial accounts ensuring these are presented accurately and on time and managing the cash flow and working capital needs of the business. This role will also ensure accounting systems, including payroll and invoicing are robust and compliant and will oversee company payroll, pensions and benefit processes.

The successful candidate will have relevant accounting qualifications, industry experience of finance and accounts, management and leadership skills, critical thinking and problem-solving skills and experience of financial IT accounting systems.

For further details please see the job description

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please send a current C.V. and covering letter, which should include salary expectations to:

The Human Resources Department, The Alternative Parcels Company Ltd, National Sortation Centre, Blakeney Way, Kingswood Lakeside, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 8LD

Alternatively you can email to recruitment@apc-overnight.com

Closing date for applications is Friday 10th March 2017

APC Overnight is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

No recruitment agencies.

See job description

Job Summary: To lead the company's financial accounting, reporting and control activities and to ensure they are carried out efficiently, effectively and in line with best practice.

Responsible to: Finance Director
 
Skills/Knowledge and Experience:

• Qualification as a chartered accountant
• Senior level accountancy experience
• Significant managerial and finance experience
• Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
• Experience of financial IT accounting systems
• Excellent interpersonal skills

Main Responsibilities:

• Lead, develop and motivate the finance team to support delivery of all agreed objectives. Identify and progress areas for personal development.
• Manage the finance team to produce timely and accurate financial, management reporting and budgeting.
• Create weekly, monthly and annual reports to identify results, trends and forecasts.
• Develop and control the company’s annual departmental budgets to ensure that all financial targets are met.
• Provide financial advice and guidance to the company’s managers and staff to enable them to achieve their objectives.
• Preparation of the company’s financial accounts to ensure that these are presented accurately and on time.
• Ensure the business is compliant with all tax, governance and policy, treasury and planning maters, including self-billing arrangements.
• Manage cash flow and working capital needs of the business.
• Oversee control of all financial transactions and accountancy matters.
• Manage company policies regarding capital requirements.
• Ensure financial integrity of all planning and management reporting.
• Ensure accounting systems, including payroll and invoicing are robust and compliant.
• Manage relationships with external stakeholders including banks and auditors.
• Oversee company payroll, pensions and benefit processes.
• Any other duties as required.

Job Title

Maintenance Technician

Due to our growing Maintenance team we are looking to recruit a Maintenance Technician who will work alongside the Maintenance team with specific responsibilities for planned, preventative and reactive maintenance on all buildings, plant equipment, sortation equipment and conveyors.

This role will predominantly work a shift 19.00-03.00 with a flexibility to cover shift patterns across the Day Maintenance as well.

Main duties will include, conducting regular maintenance on the conveyor system along with repair as needed, involvement in improvements and/or modifications to the system as necessary along with project work, carrying out electrical/mechanical repair work, installation or fault finding of new equipment and circuits, ensuring health & safety policies and procedures are maintained and complied with ensuring all work carried out is in a safe and proper manner, providing first line breakdown/defect repairs or support, there will be an element of on call on a rota basis, any other duties as required.

The successful candidate will be 17th edition qualified, City and Guild to Level 3 Mechanical or Electrical, NVQ qualification in electrical principles or mechanical engineering to Level 3, have a good understanding of PLC Systems and pneumatic principles, high level of attention to details, a proactive flexible approach, good organisational skills and a team player with the initiative to work on their won.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please send a current C.V. and covering letter, which should include salary expectations to:

The Human Resources Department, The Alternative Parcels Company Ltd, National Sortation Centre, Blakeney Way, Kingswood Lakeside, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 8LD

Alternatively you can email to recruitment@apc-overnight.com

Closing date for applications is Friday 17th February 2017

See job description

Location:              The position is based at the National Sortation Centre and Essington

APC is a nationwide parcel company with depots throughout the UK.  We pride ourselves on providing quality and outstanding levels of customer service

Responsible to:   Maintenance Manager

Summary:            To work with the maintenance team with specific responsibilities for planned, preventative and reactive maintenance on all buildings, plant equipment, Sortation Equipment, conveyors.

Main Duties:

The main duties that will be required of you within this position are:

  • To conduct regular reactive and preventative maintenance on the conveyor systems
  • To maintain and repair the conveyor systems 
  • To carry out any improvements/modifications deemed necessary to the conveyor system
  • To carry out any electrical/mechanical repair work, installation or fault finding of new equipment and circuits
  • To ensure that the company’s health & safety policy and procedures are maintained
  • To observe and comply with company health and safety policies and procedures and ensure that work is carried out in a safe and proper manner at all times
  • To provide first line breakdown/defect repairs or support to the night operation in the event of a mechanical breakdown (you will be on call on a rotating rota basis)
  • Work to Resolve Breakdowns with the Assistant Maintenance Manager
  • Any other general maintenance duties as the position requires
  • Involved in site improvements, Sortation system Modifications, project work.

 

Requirements:

Essential:

  • Working towards City and Guilds to Level 3 mechanical or Electrical. NVQ qualification in electrical principles or mechanical engineering to level 3 or both
  • Flexibility to cover Days or Nights when required
  • High level of attention to detail
  • A proactive approach
  • Good organisational skills
  • A team player
  • Ability to work on own initiative

 

Desirable:

  • Forklift Licence
  • Access Platform Licence

 

Hours:

37.5 hours per week to be worked Monday to Friday –  Flexibility on occasional weekend work as overtime

Other Information:

As this role develops you may be required to develop your skills further. We are an equal opportunities employer.

The APC is an Equal Opportunities Employer.   

Job Title

Class 1 Driver

Due to our growth, we are currently looking to recruit a Class 1 driver to join the existing well established Transport team.

Working within the operation, main duties will include: collecting and delivering freight to local depots, driving a tug master, moving trailers between sites, general relief driving.

The successful applicant will have previous experience and good communication skills.  A class 1 licence (C & E), valid digital card are essential and a forklift truck licence would be advantageous.

Hours of work 50 per week Monday to Friday– flexibility is essential due to the nature of the business, shift patterns to be confirmed. 

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please complete an application form and return to:

The Human Resources Department, The Alternative Parcels Company Ltd, National Sortation Centre, Blakeney Way, Kingswood Lakeside, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 8LD

Alternatively you can email to recruitment@apc-overnight.com

Closing date for applications is Friday 10th March 2017

APC Overnight is an Equal Opportunities employer.

See job description

Job Summary:           To drive Company vehicles as and when required including shunting around and between sites, and to be flexible to perform other transport related duties as required

Responsible to:         Transport Manager and Assistant Transport Manager

Performance Standards:

You will be expected to complete your duties in a professional manner and to a high level.

Skills/requirements:

  • HGV Class 1 licence
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Health and safety awareness
  • Previous parcel industry experience
  • Knowledge of driving laws and working time regulations
  • Sound geographical knowledge
  • Understanding of vehicle maintenance
  • Counter balance Forklift truck licence (advantageous)

Main duties:

The main areas of responsibility and expectations for this role are as detailed below:

  • Drive and complete collections from depot addresses
  • Loading and unloading trailers (single and double deck)
  • Conduct daily vehicle checks and report any faults or defects to the management team
  • Shunting vehicles around the premises and between sites
  • Any other duties that the position may require

Other Information:

As this role develops you may be required to develop your skills further

APC Overnight is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Job Title

We are looking for talented people to join our Sales and Business Development team

We have various vacancies within our Network for enthusiastic, hard-working and results driven sales people.

If you have sales experience and a proven track record (in particular within the carrier industry) then please send over your CV and a covering letter including the type of role that you are looking for to:

The Human Resources Department, The Alternative Parcels Company Ltd, National Sortation Centre, Blakeney Way, Kingswood Lakeside, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 8LD

Alternatively you can email to sales.recruitment@apc-overnight.com

APC Overnight is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

No recruitment agencies.

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