Find out more and apply for a career with Bournes Moves as a Removals Porter


We are an award-winning family run removals company that has been in business for over 140 years. We deliver household and commercial removals services across the UK and Europe, and are looking for Porters to join our Removals Crew to deliver services in the UK and Europe. 

Requirements of the role

Removals Duties

  • You will be responsible for working as part of a team to complete removals duties, including packing, loading and unloading the vehicle
  • You are required to behave in a polite and professional manner at all times in this customer-facing role
  • Ensure all removals paperwork is completed correctly and submitted in a timely manner
  • Maintain regular communication with the Office
  • Wear company uniform at all times and PPE when collecting or delivering to customers and other sites

Driving Duties

If you hold a valid 3.5T vehicle licence you may also take on driving duties (this is not an essential requirement so don't worry if you don't!). If so, these include: 

  • Complete daily vehicle checks and vehicle defect sheet and report defects to Office
  • Ensure all loads are safely secured and that there is no risk of waste or debris falling from your vehicle 
  • Load and unload the vehicle adhering to safe working practices and complete risk assessments as required
  • Fuel the vehicle and ensure it is clean externally and internally to required standards
  • Ensure your vehicle is kept in a safe, serviceable and clean condition
  • Report accidents and incidents immediately to the Transport Manager
  • Comply with all UK and European Driving Regulations

If you hold a HGV Licence please visit our Removals Drivers page.

Working hours

Working hours are Mon-Fri with some weekends, average working hours are 48 per week. Working hours are not set due to the nature of what we do, so you need to be flexible.

Start times are between 5.00am-7.00am, sometimes later if you are travelling into Europe. We estimate the minimum time you will spend working away is 30% of your time, although if you prefer working away we can generally offer more. We pay a day rate and pay monthly, and we pay night out allowances in advance of each trip.

Benefits offered

  • Starting rate of £24,637 pa, up to £26,780 pa if you have removals experience
  • Opportunity to earn £27,000 to £30,000 pa with overtime and night out money
  • Enhanced weekend pay rates, night out allowances, tips
  • Guaranteed full and part time permanent work
  • Benefits include Pension & Life Assurance
  • Fully Funded Driver CPC training, HGV Driving Apprenticeships, and on-going training for all crew members
  • Career & salary progression to Supervisor and Team Leader positions

Essential requirements

  • Must have or be willing to obtain a valid Passport
  • Must be willing to work unsocial hours and nights away
  • Must be physically fit in order to pack, lift and load/ unload the vehicle, dismantle and reassemble household furniture
  • Experience is an advantage but not essential

Current Vacancies

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*note: if you do not see a position below for the branch you are interested in please email your CV to and we will be in touch if we have any suitable vacancies*


Cranleigh - Removals Porter

What our Employees Say

"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

"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