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Nights Yard Supervisor in Felixstowe at Pentalver

Date Posted: 12/3/2018

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Nights Yard Supervisor

Location: Felixstowe

Salary: competitive

Job Type: full time, permanent

Hours of Work: (Monday to Friday) 45 hours per week, excluding 1 hour unpaid break, 16:00 – 02:00

Pentalver Transport is an award winning container logistics company with over 30 years’ experience.  We are currently recruiting for a permanent Nights Yard Supervisor to join our Yard department in Felixstowe.  As a Nights Yard Supervisor you will be responsible for leading a team of yard operatives effectively and managing customers’ requirements.

Key responsibilities of the Nights Yard Supervisor:


  • Ensure Health and Safety compliance within the Yard and personnel
  • Lead a team of Multi-Skilled Operatives, Yard Operatives and office staff ensuring they are operating effectively and efficiently in accordance with requirements.
  • Lead high standards of good housekeeping, ensure stacks are maintained neatly and the yard is clear of rubbish.
  • Manage absence, sickness, overtime and holidays of Yard team.
  • Coach, train and develop staff within the department.
  • Deal with staff issues such as interviewing potential staff, conducting appraisals and probation reviews, disciplinary investigations
  • Continually communicate with yardmen and container control to ensure vehicles are serviced correctly in a timely manner.
  • Ensure all non-conformances are challenged and dealt with in line with Company guidelines.
  • Facilitate close working relationships between depot departments, increasing work throughput wherever possible to support the overall depot.

Requirements of the Nights Yard Supervisor:


  • Previous experience in a similar position
  • Knowledge of container shipping industry
  • Previous forklift experience
  • Proven ability to lead, manage and develop a team
  • Ability to prioritise and work well under pressure, whilst making key decisions and effectively delegating
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong understanding of health and safety procedures and policies
  • The ability to ensure records are maintained, with attention to detail
  • Numerical and analytical skills
  • A strong team player, encouraging a team working environment with the commitment to drive and support other as required

In return you will receive:


  • Competitive salary
  • 20 days of annual leave increasing up to 28 days with the length of service (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Pension scheme
  • Regular training

If you feel like you meet the above criteria for the Nights Yard Supervisor then please apply now!

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