CAREERS

We’re always looking for talented people who know the value of a great customer experience, who can see that behind every box we move that there is a person, a family and a story.

WORKING AT BOURNES MOVES

“It says a lot for a company when the employees that I met had all been with you for many years.  Retention of staff and their loyalty to the company was impressive.” Customer feedback Survey comment .

We are a skilled and experienced team of friendly professionals, passionate about creating and delivering a great customer experience to every customer and colleague. Read about our company values and what we’re all about.

The number one quality we look for in new team members is a customer focus. If you’ve got that unique understanding of how valuable a good customer experience is, then at Bournes there are plenty of opportunities to learn and grow, to develop your skills and natural talents and to reach your potential.

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our company culture

A big reason our people stay with Bournes for so long is the people they enjoy working with. We are a team, and our team is a social, active and charitable bunch, they are professionals who like to have fun and enjoy working together to deliver great customer experience.

Taking part in the Mont Ventoux Cycle Challenge to raise funds for cancer charities

Taking time out to recreate the famous Beetles ‘Abbey Road’ crossing

Raising funds for Breast Cancer Care at the Big Pink event

Working with DIY SOS to help build a home for a family in need

Enjoying some social time at the Bournes Summer Party

Celebrating a big birthday (We love cake)

Crew managers take part in the race car team building day

Hayley completes the ‘Ride the Night’ charity bike ride raising funds for Breast Cancer Care

Rosie fundraises by taking on Tough Mudder

Bournes provide the float in one of Rye’s 1980s carnivals

Terry is welcomed back to work after a long term illness (we really like cake)

Bournes team take on ‘It’s a Knockout’ to raise money for the Children Today charity

“I joined Bournes early in 2014 as a UK move coordinator with no experience. I really liked that the company was a family run business and I am supported to progress and grow in my role. I’ve learnt a lot on the job from my colleagues as well as through training opportunities like the FIDI EiM course in Amsterdam which I passed in 2015 before joining the International Move Coordination team. What I love most about my job is our team, and the colleagues who have become best friends.”

Alice Doucy,

Move Coordinator


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“I have been with Bournes since April 2016 and one of my early impressions in the first few months I was part of the team was that when they say ‘with Bournes it’s personal’ it really is, and I thought this was great. As with any company of course they have an eye on the bottom line and the success of the business, however, it was quickly clear to me that as a company Bournes seem to have their eyes very much on listening to and looking after the people that help to make the company what it is, which makes for a very happy place to be.”

Marianne Walsh,

Relocations Manager


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Why work for us?

A great company isn’t created by just a few people, it’s a team effort. Working at Bournes you’ll meet some great people and enjoy an excellent support network.

We value our people and recognise that our employees are our most valuable asset. That’s why we’re always working hard to make sure Bournes is a great place to work and that our team are rewarded for their achievements.

Bournes offer the following benefits following qualifying periods:

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Competitive Salaries

Your wages are linked to our competency framework so you can see clear progression and be rewarded directly for your efforts and abilities.

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Education

Funded training opportunities both internally at the Bournes Academy (including driver CPC training) and externally through industry associations like FIDI and the BAR.

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Travel

Our removals crews travel all over Europe, so joining our team as a driver or porter can mean traveling to some amazing locations as part of the day job!

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Contributory Pension Scheme

We contribute alongside your own savings into your pension fund to help provide you with an income during retirement.

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Childcare Vouchers

To help with the costs of childcare to allow you to work.

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Group Life Assurance

Providing financial and practical bereavement support to your loved ones should the worst happen.

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Employee Assistance Programme

Confidential advice and information service to support you with personal situations that affect your health or wellbeing.

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Employee Discounts for Removals and Storage

Heavily discounted to make sure your own move is easy too!

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Length of Service Recognition Programme

Rewarding long service, experience and loyalty.

WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR

We are currently recruiting for the following team members.

Removal Drivers Vacancies

We are looking for experienced Removal Drivers, HGV Class 1 and Class 2, 7.5T and 3.5T Drivers, to join our Bournes removal crews in our Tunbridge Wells and Rye depots.

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Move Manager

We are looking for an experienced International Move Manager to join our customer services team to help deliver a consistently high standard of customer experience to meet and exceed our customers expectations. 

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Removal Porters Vacancies

We are looking for reliable porters to join our removals crews at our Rye, East Sussex and Tunbridge Wells, Kent depots. Full training is provided.

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Self Employed Removals Contractors

We are looking for Self Employed Removals Contractors (3.5T, 7.5T, HGV Class 1 & 2) to work on a flexible basis, either as an individual contractor to work alongside our teams, or to supply additional sub-contract staff as an entire team. 

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Other Vacancies

We are always keen to hear from talented customer orientated individuals who would like to join our team. We welcome speculative applications for all roles/departments, either download our application form or send a CV with a cover letter to carolineh@bournesmoves.com

Note: The application form can be completed electronically using Adobe Reader to allow you to complete and return without the need for printing. Download Adobe Reader here.