JOB SPECIFICATION                      

George Walker Ltd is an independent timber merchant based in Leicestershire. The business comprises a timber yard in Syston, Leicester and a sawmill on the Belvoir Estate between Melton Mowbray and Grantham. Belvoir Sawmill cuts a range of native timber species into sawn timber products, including beams, cladding and fencing. The sawmill is not a production setup, but more suited to cutting smaller, bespoke orders.


  • Sawmill & Timber Yard Operative


  • Full time (40 hours per week)
  • 4-month probationary period


  • Monday to Friday
  • 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Overtime including some Saturday morning work


  • Operating/assisting with the machining of timber
  • Manual handling of timber
  • Forklift driving
  • Delivery of orders
  • Customer service
  • Assisting with machinery maintenance
  • General housekeeping

This list is not exhaustive, and you will be expected to perform other tasks that may reasonably be undertaken in this type of job given your experience, training and competence.


  • Experience of woodworking machinery
  • Experience of the timber industry
  • Forklift truck license
  • Chainsaw certificate
  • Full UK driving license
  • Health & safety aware
  • Numerate
  • Reliable, hard-working and flexible
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Physically fit

Please contact the office on if you are interested in applying.

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