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Distribution centre jobs

Ensuring that we meet our commitment of 75,000 deliveries each day is the responsibility of all our colleagues. But working in one of our 76 distribution centres across the UK is where the action happens - the operations are pacey, efficient and time sensitive. These centres offer a wide range of roles, opportunities and shift patterns as we run a 24-hour operation for newspaper and magazine delivery, 7 days a week, 364 days a year. And a specialist mixed freight delivery and collection service for small to medium sized businesses. Whether you join us as an Operative, Team Leader or in a Management role, this is an excellent opportunity to progress your career.


Distribution centre jobs with Connect Group

Across Connect Group we offer a number of different opportunities within our distribution centres. You can find out more about the roles on offer below.


Depending on which area of the business you join, you will either be unloading freight and preparing it for delivery or loading vehicles for the next day's delivery. We deliver time sensitive products that need to get to our customers quickly - so you'll be expected to work at pace. There is a number of different working patterns available, offering early morning, day or night shifts.

Team Leaders

You will support the Operations Management team and offer leadership to the Operatives working in your specific area of the distribution centre. It's likely to include the planning and resourcing of your team, training and coaching, reporting and maintaining a consistently high level of health, safety and legal compliance.

Operations Managers

Within a distribution centre there are a number of key areas essential to the efficient running of the operation, each will be under the supervision of an Operations Manager. You will be responsible for monitoring and managing the freight, vehicles and resources of your specific area, ensuring a smooth operation and maintaining a high level of health, safety and legal compliance.

General Managers

You will have overall responsibility and leadership for the performance of the distribution centre. This will include the running the team, financial, operational and commercial performance of the centre, as well as ensuring that it is compliant with transport legislation, health and safety and performing in line with company policy.

Regional Directors

These are high profile leadership roles and you'll have overall responsibility for the performance of a number of distribution centres across your region. Working closely with your team of General Managers you will help them meet the performance and commercial targets set for their distribution centres.

Which of our brands have distribution centre jobs?

Not every one of our roles are available with all of our brands. The brands that are actively recruiting for distribution centre roles are highlighted below.

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Tuffnells logo
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Rascal Systems logo

Meet some of our team

Chris Winters
Operations Team Leader

My job is to make sure the night operation runs smoothly when the papers hit the floor. It's a fast running shift and a fantastic learning opportunity if you want to progress your career. Things are always changing, such as sending out new items such as parcels, bread, milk and wine, as well as newspapers and magazines. It can be challenging, but I love throwing myself in, testing my abilities and learning from the people around me. It's a great atmosphere and a different scenario every night. The people I work with are passionate about the job - there's a real "all in it together" mentality.

Sam Deane
General Manager

I first joined Tuffnells as a school leaver. It gave me a fantastic insight into the parcel industry, which turned out to be the foundation for a successful career. Little did I know that 28 years later I would be back again! I am so glad I did. I really enjoy my role and the influence I have to achieve the results we need. We're a fast-paced business that's continuously evolving, and we do need to step up the pace at times. But, I love a challenge! What I enjoy most is creating a working environment that's clean, tidy and great to work in - but at the same time professional. I also strive to make a positive difference to people's lives, not only at work but also at home. After all, most people just want to feel valued.

Ekrimina Arik
Twilight Shift Team Leader

I joined in 2017 because I was looking for an opportunity to improve my skills and knowledge and to advance my career with a specialist distributor. I really enjoy working for the company. We're changing and adapting as the business grows, so it's an interesting and fast-paced environment where every day's different and full of challenges. As a management team, we have to keep up to date with what's required from day-to-day to the long-term. The senior management are friendly and helpful and we all work as a team to move things forward.

Paul Latham
General Manager

What I love about the business is the passion for newspapers and magazines alongside the desire to develop our home-grown Pass My Parcel service. Although we work hard, I really enjoy working with my colleagues. We take pride in what we do, how we do it and the service we deliver. My team are as passionate as I am about delivering world class service to our customers and looking for what we can do better. It's also rewarding to provide learning experiences at all levels and seeing people come up through the ranks. After all, that's how I progressed through the organisation.

Latest distribution centre jobs

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