Join Silva Timber

Silva Timber is a fast-growing and innovative importer and supplier of speciality timber products. Formed in 2000, the company has gone from strength to strength and is now established as one of the UK’s foremost suppliers of exterior cladding and decking to the design and build sector.

We're always looking for employees who share our drive and desire to be the best at what we do.  If that sounds like you, send in a CV and covering letter to our HR department.

Current positions


+ Admin Assistant – Stock Management


Admin Assistant – Stock Management £18,750 per annum

Silva Timber is recruiting for an Admin Assistant – Stock Management to join our Admin Team in Widnes.

Silva is an importer and manufacturer of speciality timber products.  The company’s core product range is wood cladding and our main target markets are architects, building contractors and self-builders.  We cover the whole of the UK from two locations – Widnes in the North West and Harmondsworth in West London.

Supporting the Stock Controller and working together closely, this exciting opportunity requires a hands-on, efficient and professional approach.  Attention to detail is a high priority and you must have previous experience in a similar stock management admin role and be able to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.  Inspection of the stock is a key requirement, therefore there is a physical element to this role.

Working as part of the admin function within Silva Timber, you will have the opportunity to make your mark as we increase our sales/stock admin team and the service provided.

Silva has an upbeat work ethic and a friendly team of dedicated staff.  We will ensure that the successful candidate is well supported in their role.  High standards are expected and rewarded at Silva Timber.  Those who cannot demonstrate these need not apply.

Main Duties:

Admin Assistant will provide an efficient and professional stock management administration service.

Duties will include:

  • Processing purchase orders
  • Receiving deliveries
  • Reconciling delivery notes with purchase orders
  • Processing stock adjustments
  • Entering stock items in the system
  • Monthly stock take and reconciliation of stock
  • To place orders with suppliers and ensure the maintenance of sufficient stock levels of products within the company to meet ongoing customer needs
  • Ensure effective monitoring of reported stock levels by completing regular stock counts
  • Resolve customer and supplier queries regarding pricing, deliveries, shortages and invoices
  • Assist with maintaining stock information, i.e. pack size changes and bin location changes
  • Liaise with other departments with regard to collections and deliveries
  • Taking part in stock checks
  • Upkeep of racking schedules
  • Spot checking picked orders
  • Arrange stock transfers from one location to another
  • Liaise with forwarding agent regarding stock arriving from overseas
  • Liaise with suppliers
  • Ability to carry out stock administration and clerical tasks to excellent standards, with limited or no supervision
  • Additional duties as required by senior management and directors

Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent PC literacy, especially proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Present/previous experience in a similar role a distinct advantage
  • Touch typist with proven track record and experience preferable
  • Ability to maintain files and records accurately
  • Experience in organising own workload efficiently
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Understand and execute detailed instructions
  • Good communication skills, oral and written
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A “can do” attitude

We are located at the bottom of the M57 between Liverpool Airport and Runcorn Bridge.  Due to our proximity to the motorway network, public transport services are not available.  You must, therefore, have access to your own transport.

+ Administration Assistant


Administration Assistant - £19,700 per annum

Silva Timber is recruiting for an Administration Assistant to join our team in Widnes.

Silva is an importer and manufacturer of speciality timber products.  The company’s core product range is wood cladding and our main target markets are architects, building contractors and self-builders.  We cover the whole of the UK from two locations – Widnes in the North West and Harmondsworth in West London.

Supporting the Senior Administrator and working together closely, this exciting opportunity requires a hands-on, efficient and professional approach. You will have the opportunity to make your mark as we increase our admin capability and the service provided.

You must hold experience in a similar administrative role and be able to work efficiently and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

Silva has an upbeat work environment and a friendly team of dedicated staff.  We will ensure the successful candidate is well supported in their role.  High standards are expected and rewarded at Silva Timber.  Those who cannot demonstrate these need not apply.

Main Duties:

Support Senior Administrator to provide an efficient and professional administration service to the business.

These will include:

  • Internet order processing
  • Maintain organised filing systems using software packages
  • Maintain service records for company vehicles and machinery
  • Order and maintain minimum levels of stationery, packaging materials, uniform etc
  • Input data accurately and maintain records efficiently
  • Contact customers with delivery ETA’s
  • Carry out general office duties, including filing, ad-hoc admin tasks and any other reasonable tasks, as required and instructed by the Senior Administrator
  • Be an active member of the team, providing admin service to the business and be a “Champion” within an agreed process and assist in shaping the admin function moving forward

Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent PC literacy, especially proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Touch typist with proven track record and experience preferable
  • Ability to carry out general administration and clerical tasks to excellent standards, with limited or no supervision
  • Ability to maintain files and records accurately (attention to detail is key)
  • Experience in organising own workload efficiently and able to multi-task
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Understand, take ownership and execute detailed instructions
  • Good communication skills, oral and written
  • Driven and a positive attitude

Benefits:

  • Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Friday
  • Annual Leave – 22 days per annum, rising to 26 days within the first 5 years of service
  • Plus Bank Holidays off
  • Your birthday off (a gift from the business)
  • Company Pension Scheme & Bupa Healthcare Scheme after completion of Probation Period

Candidate must be able to provide work history for references and be eligible to work in the UK.

+ Bookkeeper


Bookkeeper - £20K - £23k per annum FTE dependant on qualifications & experience

Silva Timber is recruiting for a Bookkeeper to join our team in Widnes.  30 hours per week, over 5 days with some flexibility.

Silva is an importer and manufacturer of speciality timber products.  The company’s core product range is wood cladding and our main target markets are architects, building contractors and self-builders.  We cover the whole of the UK from two locations – Widnes in the North West and Harmondsworth in West London.

Supporting the Finance Manager and working together closely, this exciting opportunity requires a hands-on, efficient and professional approach.

You must hold an AAT qualification, have experience in a similar role, be able to work efficiently and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

Silva has an upbeat work environment and a friendly team of dedicated staff.  We will ensure the successful candidate is well supported in their role.

Duties will include:

  • Entering customer receipts
  • Maintain organised filing systems using software packages
  • Maintain sales ledger, including chasing debts and liaising with sales team
  • Enter purchase invoices, including foreign currencies
  • Maintain purchase ledger, including creating payment lists and reconciling statements
  • Petty cash and credit card entry
  • All aspects of banking
  • Producing ad-hoc reports for managers and directors
  • Input data accurately and maintain records efficiently
  • Carry out general office duties, including filing, ad-hoc admin tasks and any other reasonable tasks required by the Finance Manager or Senior Management
  • Be an active member of the team, providing a service to the business and be a “Champion” within an agreed process and assist in shaping the finance function moving forward

Skills and Experience:

Essential:

  • Experience of VAT, foreign currency transactions and bank reconciliations.  Experience of importing would be useful
  • Proficient PC literacy, especially in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Confident in using computerised accounting systems

Desired:

  • AAT or equivalent would be an advantage, but all relevant experience will be taken into account
  • Highly organised and capable of performing tasks to a very high standard, whilst maintaining excellent levels of accuracy
  • Proven bookkeeping track record and experience essential
  • Ability to carry out general administration and clerical tasks to excellent standards, with limited or no supervision
  • Ability to maintain files and records accurately
  • Experience in organising own workload efficiently and able to multi-task
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Understand, take ownership and execute detailed instructions
  • Good communication skills, oral and written
  • Driven and a positive attitude

Benefits:

  • Company core hours 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Mon - Fri (role 30 flexible hours over 5 days per week)
  • Annual Leave – Up to 22 days per annum (FTE), rising to up to 26 days within first 5 years service
  • Bank Holidays off
  • Your birthday off (no loss to annual leave)
  • Company Pension Scheme & Bupa Healthcare Scheme after completion of Probation Period

Candidate must be able to provide work history for references and be eligible to work in the UK.

+ Driver / Warehouse Operative


Driver / Warehouse Operative – Widnes

Silva Timber is recruiting for a Driver/Warehouse Operative to join our team in Widnes.  Silva is an importer and manufacturer of speciality timber products.  The company’s core product range is wood cladding and our main target markets are architects, building contractors and self-builders.  We cover the whole of the UK from two locations – Widnes in the North West and Harmondsworth in West London.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Driver / Warehouse Operative to join the Silva Timber team.  In this role, the successful candidate must hold appropriate CPC licences to drive our 7.5T company vehicle.  Candidate should be flexible, highly organised and capable of performing tasks to a high standard.  This is a responsible role requiring a high level of attention of detail, excellent customer service practices and awareness of being a Champion of the business.

Supporting the Warehouse Supervisor and working together closely, this exciting opportunity requires a hands-on, efficient, professional approach and positive ‘can do’ attitude.

Silva has an upbeat work environment and a friendly team of dedicated staff.  We will ensure the successful candidate is well supported in their role.  High standards are expected and rewarded at Silva Timber.  Those who cannot demonstrate these need not apply.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Driving company vehicle
  • Delivering and collecting goods
  • Assisting warehouse staff in picking orders
  • Despatching goods outward
  • Checking goods outward
  • Checking for damaged stock and reporting any damage to the Warehouse Supervisor
  • Receiving, checking and counting of goods inward
  • Pick orders
  • Ensure picked orders are stacked and packed correctly
  • Ensure delivery schedule documentation is checked and signed off on a daily basis
  • Ensure goods are checked and signed off on a daily basis (prior to leaving site)
  • Ensure quality standards are met
  • Ensure housekeeping is kept to a very high standard
  • Driving the company forklift truck (if not qualified, training will be provided)
  • Assist in maintaining the stock area, ensuring all stock is stored in the correct area and secure
  • Assist with regular stock takes of all products and communicate restocking needs to the team
  • Attend meetings when required
  • Assist with installation and dismantling of show stands when required
  • Cleaning of company vehicle
  • Complete and record daily checks on a company vehicle
  • Printing off tachograph sheets after every journey
  • Health & Safety awareness
  • Additional duties as requested by management
  • Be an active member of the team, providing a service to the business, be a “Champion” and assist in shaping the warehouse function moving forward

Essential Skills:

  • Valid CPC licence
  • Previous experience and knowledge in a warehouse environment
  • Motivated and driven
  • A good team player with initiative
  • PC literate in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook (an advantage)
  • Highly motivated and organised
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent housekeeping skills and taking pride in the work environment
  • Driven with a positive “can-do” attitude

Benefits:

  • Company core hours 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Mon - Fri
  • Annual Leave – Up to 22 days per annum, rising to up to 26 days within first 5 years service
  • Bank Holidays off
  • Your birthday off (a gift from the business)
  • Company Pension Scheme & Bupa Healthcare Scheme after completion of Probation Period

Candidate must be able to provide work history for references and be eligible to work in the UK.

Hourly Pay: £10.50 per hr / £21,840 per annum.

+ FLT / Warehouse Operative


FLT / Warehouse Operative

Silva Timber is recruiting for an FLT/Warehouse Operative to join our team in Widnes.  Silva is an importer and manufacturer of speciality timber products.  The company’s core product range is wood cladding and our main target markets are architects, building contractors and self-builders.  We cover the whole of the UK from two locations – Widnes in the North West and Harmondsworth in West London.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Forklift Driver / Warehouse Operative to join the Silva Timber team.  In this role, the successful candidate must hold a valid counterbalance and combi-lift forklift licence.  Candidate should be flexible, highly organised and capable of performing tasks to a high standard.  This is a responsible role requiring a high level of attention of detail.

Supporting the Warehouse Supervisor and working together closely, this exciting opportunity requires a hands-on, efficient and professional approach.

Silva has an upbeat work environment and a friendly team of dedicated staff.  We will ensure the successful candidate is well supported in their role.  High standards are expected and rewarded at Silva Timber.  Those who cannot demonstrate these need not apply.

Duties will include:

  • Driving Combilift multi-directional four-way truck and counterbalance forklift trucks
  • Receiving and checking of goods inward
  • Picking orders
  • Despatching goods outward
  • Checking goods outward
  • Checking for damaged stock and reporting any damage to the Warehouse Supervisor
  • Health and Safety Management
  • Ensure warehouses and yards are maintained and presentable on a daily basis
  • Maintain stock areas ensuring all stock is stored and secured in the correct location
  • Assist with regular stock takes of all products and communicate restocking needs to the team
  • Attend meetings when required
  • Additional duties as requested by management
  • Assist with installation and breaking down of show stands when required
  • Completing regular checks on forklift trucks
  • Be an active member of the team, providing a service to the business, be a “Champion” and assist in shaping the warehouse function moving forward

Essential Skills:

  • Valid combi-lift/multi-directional four-way and counterbalance forklift truck licence
  • Previous experience and knowledge in a warehouse environment
  • Motivated and driven
  • A good team player with initiative
  • PC literate in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Highly motivated and organised
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent housekeeping skills and taking pride in the work environment
  • Driven with a positive “can-do” attitude
  • Highly organised and capable of performing tasks to a very high standard, whilst maintaining excellent levels of accuracy

Benefits:

  • Company core hours 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Mon - Fri
  • Annual Leave – Up to 22 days per annum, rising to up to 26 days within first 5 years service
  • Bank Holidays off
  • Your birthday off (no loss to annual leave)
  • Company Pension Scheme & Bupa Healthcare Scheme after completion of Probation Period

Candidate must be able to provide work history for references and be eligible to work in the UK.

Hourly Pay: £9.26 per hr / £19,260 per annum.

+ Store Person / Warehouse Operative


Store Person / Warehouse Operative

Silva Timber is recruiting for a Store Person to join our team in Widnes.  Silva is an importer and manufacturer of speciality timber products.  The company’s core product range is wood cladding and our main target markets are architects, building contractors and self-builders.  We cover the whole of the UK from two locations – Widnes in the North West and Harmondsworth in West London.

Supporting the Warehouse Supervisor and working together closely, this exciting opportunity requires a hands-on, efficient and professional approach.

Silva has an upbeat work environment and a friendly team of dedicated staff.  We will ensure the successful candidate is well supported in their role.  High standards are expected and rewarded at Silva Timber.  Those who cannot demonstrate these need not apply.

Duties will include:

  • Receiving and checking of goods inward
  • Picking orders
  • Despatching goods outward
  • Checking goods outward
  • Checking for damaged stock and reporting any damage to the Warehouse Supervisor
  • Driving company forklift trucks (training will be provided if necessary)
  • Health and Safety Management
  • Ensure warehouses and yards are maintained and presentable on a daily basis
  • Maintain stock areas ensuring all stock is stored and secured in the correct location
  • Assist with regular stock takes of all products and communicate restocking needs to the team
  • Attend meetings when required
  • Additional duties as requested by management
  • Be an active member of the team, providing a service to the business, be a “Champion” and assist in shaping the warehouse function moving forward

Skills and Experience:

  • Stock control
  • PC literate in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Multitasking
  • Highly motivated
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent housekeeping skills and taking pride in the work environment
  • Driven with a positive “can-do” attitude
  • Highly organised and capable of performing tasks to a very high standard, whilst maintaining excellent levels of accuracy

Benefits:

  • Company core hours 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Mon - Fri
  • Annual Leave – Up to 22 days per annum, rising to up to 26 days within first 5 years service
  • Bank Holidays off
  • Your birthday off (no loss to annual leave)
  • Company Pension Scheme & Bupa Healthcare Scheme after completion of Probation Period

Candidate must be able to provide work history for references and be eligible to work in the UK.

Hourly Pay: £9.26 per hr / £19,260 per annum.

+ Warehouse & Distribution Manager - Harmondsworth


Warehouse & Distribution Manager - Harmondsworth

Silva is an importer and manufacturer of speciality timber products. The company’s core product range consists of wood cladding, decking, fixings and finishes and our main target markets are architects, building contractors and self-builders. We cover the whole of the UK from two locations – Widnes in the North West and Harmondsworth in West London.

An exciting opportunity is available for an experienced Warehouse & Distribution Manager to join the Silva Timber Team at our Harmondsworth branch.  Ideally, we are looking for someone who has years of experience working in a similar environment and is an excellent communicator with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude.  We are looking for someone who can assist with driving the business forward, lead solutions, embrace the core values of the business and be a Champion for the Branch.

The main focus is to lead the smooth and efficient running of the warehouse operation to maximise output.

You will be expected to ensure efficiency is maintained and improved across the branch, looking at any process improvement opportunities within the branch with a view to role out within the business.

Silva has an upbeat work environment and a friendly team of dedicated staff.  We will ensure the successful candidate is supported in their role.  High standards are expected and rewarded at Silva Timber.  Those who cannot demonstrate these need not apply.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Build customer relations and provide assistance with product ranges
  • Deal with customer enquiries
  • Update internal systems
  • Stock control duties
  • Work closely with other team members including warehouse, sales and management
  • Maintain and improve a high level of health and safety
  • Be responsible for the day to day branch operations
  • Be responsible for managing staff and performance
  • Report on branch performance according to company procedures
  • Manage and maintain the highest levels of customer service
  • Data input, administration and the accurate management of stock levels
  • Picking of orders and ensuring the warehouse and yard are maintained to a high level of housekeeping at all times
  • Monitor and maintain delivery schedules
  • Driving forklift trucks (if not qualified training will be provided)
  • Continually improve administrative procedures, supported by the Admin Function

Essential experience

  • Warehouse operational experience
  • Strong business acumen and confident leader
  • Flexible, adaptable and friendly attitude
  • Customer service skills
  • Ability to work within a busy environment and multi-task
  • Excellent communication skills
  • IT Literate
  • Driven and positive attitude

Benefits:

  • Salary £30,000 with KPI bonus opportunity
  • Company hours 8:30am – 5:00pm Mon - Fri
  • Annual Leave – 24 days per annum rising to 28 days within the first 5 years service
  • Bank Holidays off
  • Your birthday off (a gift from the business)
  • Company Pension Scheme & Bupa Healthcare Scheme after completion of Probation Period

Candidate must be able to provide work history for references and be eligible to work in the UK.