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

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

"I have been with Bournes for around 6 years and am a Supervisor in our moving crews.

I really enjoy being part of the Bournes “family”. The work is hard and sometimes the days are long but it’s enjoyable. I’ve been driving for 32 years, in the UK and Europe and driving every type of vehicle in my previous haulage background. I moved into removals for a bit of a change and have been here ever since.

I love meeting different people from all walks of life and professions and all the staff care and are very passionate about their role in the Bournes family."

Dave Thompson

Removals Crew Supervisor


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“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 and later becoming the team manager. What I love most about my job is our team, and the colleagues who have become best friends.”

Alice Doucy

Customer Services Manager


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"I have worked in removals for approximately 25 years now initially working away in Europe packing and containerising households returning to the USA, after this I worked for a couple of local companies in the UK but my heart is in the European side of the business and Bournes gave me the opportunity to work predominantly in Europe and I've been here ever since.

I am now in my 15th year working for this company and I have to say it has been a very enjoyable but challenging part of my life.

The knowledge and expertise of this company and the crews is first class. Moving home can be a very stressful process and personally I feel that a major part of my job is to take the stress away from the client and carry out the move quickly and efficiently with the maximum of care.

The company prides itself on being a caring family business. On a personal note I had to have 8 months off work with a serious illness. During that time the senior management and my road crew colleagues kept in contact with me and supported and encouraged me through a very difficult part of my life and eased me back into the routine on my return to work. So I can wholeheartedly say that this company cares."

Martyn Baker

Removals Crew Supervisor


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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 take the time to listen and look after the people that help to make Bournes what it is, which makes for a very happy place to be!"

Marianne Walsh,

Relocations Manager


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"During a really frightening and uncertain time for all of us (Coronavirus Lockdown 2020), Bournes has been a steady rock in a very torrential storm. The care and attention they’ve given to us, their employees, has been second to none both professionally and personally.

Through ensuring that we are up to date and comfortable with all the information we’ve been provided, they’ve also been diligent in ensuring working together remains safe for both our valued crew and our valued customers when business recommenced. It’s a huge hurdle for a company to overcome and Bournes have done it incredibly gracefully."

Emily Yates

Move Coordinator


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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 not currently recruiting for any positions however we always welcome applications and will keep your details safe if we think we might have a great opportunity for you in future.

Porters & Drivers (3.5T, 7.5T, HGV 2, HGV 1) - Cranleigh

We regularly have positions for HGV Drivers and Removals Porters at our Cranleigh, Surrey branch. 

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Drivers (HGV 2, HGV 1) - Rye
 

We regularly have positions for HGV Drivers to be based at our Rye Depot.
 

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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.