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Stores Operative

Requisition ID: 53010

Domain: Trades & Maintenance/General Maintenance

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

Equans is looking for a Stores Operative to join our team in Wakefield for our Pinderfield & Pontefract Hospital contract on a permanent basis. This is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week. On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package.

JOB PURPOSE: To control and manage the receipt and distribution of all goods from Central Store to designated area.

JOB SUMMARY: To provide a customer focused, Stock Management service that ensures customers maintain optimum stock level at all times to meet their needs. This requires co-ordinating a team within the Central Store, prioritising work loads and expediting stock to meet demands.

1. To self-monitor the Stock Management Services against the contractual obligations.
2. To ensure Key Performance Indicators are achieved and maintained in line with the contract, ensuring all necessary documentation associated with KPI reporting is completed
3. To ensure compliance in relation to Company Procedures for Health, Safety and Environment, Service Delivery, Quality, Finance and HR.
4. Support the implementation operational policies and procedures in line with Contract obligations.
5. To ensure the protection of EQUANs property against damage, loss, theft and waste.
6. To ensure the effective receipt and storage of materials into Central Store, ensuring all relevant documentation is completed and controlled.
7. To investigate and resolve any stock discrepancies.
8. On occasion, to operate Forklift and motorised Tugs. (authorised drivers only)
9. To ensure compliance with Quality Standards

Training and Education
1. To provide technical and Health and Safety Training to staff as part of the induction process, assessing and monitoring employee skills on an ongoing basis.
2. To identify team and individual training needs and ensure continuous development of staff through staff appraisals and performance reviews.
3. To ensure staff are trained to operate Forklifts and/or motorized Tugs where appropriate.

Resources and Finance
1. To review budget costs for labour and materials with the Technical Services Manager on a weekly basis.
2. Responsible for ensuring that all equipment is properly stored, maintained and used by staff.

1. To be an integral member of a professional Stock Management team providing direction to the site team on a day to day basis.
2. To ensure staff understand and acknowledge team and personal performance expectations under the Contract.
3. To be responsible for ensuring Return to Work Interviews are carried out with all staff and liaising with HR in managing attendance levels for the section.
4. To support the development and implementation of Multi-skilling and Skillsbadge for operative staff.

Planning and Policy
1. Support the site teams in the planning and implementation of change to improve the service and operational quality.
2. Assist in the planning, delivery and review of all aspects relating to the provision of Stock Management Services, driving efficiency and processing improvement.
3. To resolve issues in a pro-active manner, using initiative and judgement to ensure a high quality, focused service that is responsive to the needs of all users.
4. In conjunction with the Facilities Services Manager, to take appropriate corrective action to ensure standards of performance are maintained.
5. Responsible for ensuring Company Policies are implemented and adhered.
6. To be responsible for on-going monitoring to ensure that programmes of a continuous service improvements are delivered, suggesting areas where efficiency could be improved.
7. To make regular judgements of a routine noncomplex nature, of operational procedures with health and safety requirements.
8. To work with the site team to contribute to changes in and implementation of practices within Stock Management Services.
9. To co-ordinate, prioritise and delegate activities as appropriate.

1. Liaise with wards/departments and develop good customer relations to ensure effective service delivery.
2. To ensure Team Briefs/Connect Briefs are cascaded to all staff to improve internal communications, the flow of information and staff feedback.
3. To provide reports as directed by your nominated line manager on key operational activities and developments.
4. To ensure staff are informed about the service they provide and about service developments and changes.

What can we offer you?

On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes;

  • 24 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to 1 times annual salary
  • Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers
  • Gym membership discounts 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • 2 corporate social responsibility days per year
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalized support programmes
  • Attractive Employee Referral Rewards Scheme
  • Access to our growing employee networks including AccessAbility (representing those with physical and mental disabilities), Encompass (representing the LGBTQ+ community), RISE (representing people from ethnic backgrounds), WOMEN TOGETHER (representing women in Equans), Working Parents, and Young Professionals.
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app

Who are we?

Equans is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.  

In the UK & Ireland, Equans is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables.

Equans’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live.

Equans is a Bouygues group company.

What’s next?

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch.


As part our commitment to better reflect the markets within which we operate, we encourage applications from women, ethnically diverse individuals and people with disabilities, along with all candidates who identify with protected characteristic groups under the Equality Act 2010. 

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. 

You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including AccessAbility (representing those with physical and mental disabilities), Encompass (representing the LGBTQ+ community), RISE (representing people from ethnic backgrounds), WOMEN TOGETHER (representing women in Equans), Working Parents, and Young Professionals.


For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements.

The Equans Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to Equans Managers.

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EQUANS is a multi-technical expert that offers a comprehensive range of services across facilities management, energy management and construction.

As an international market leader, we help our customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.