Vacancy at Exchange Supplies

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  • Last update 24/09/2017

About us:
Exchange Supplies is a social enterprise, that designs and sells needles and syringes and other equipment that reduce the risk of people who inject drugs catching HIV and hepatitis C. We have customers all over the UK, and around the world.

We have been trading from our offices and distribution warehouses across two sites in central Dorchester for 15 years. We are a friendly team, with 6 in the warehouse receiving goods from our contract manufacturers in the UK, Europe, and China, and sending them out to our customers.

We process over 100 orders a day, sending out everything from single syringes in envelopes, to pallets of stuff – mainly to the UK, but also to customers all over the world. To find out about more about us and what we do, please click here.

The job:
Because we are growing, we need to increase our permanent warehouse team by 1 or 2 people in order to:

  • Help us set up and run a new production line combining products into packs;
  • Repackage goods
  • Accurately process orders
  • Keep batch control records
  • Book goods in and out
  • Enter information onto our computer system
  • Help with stock counting/management/ordering
  • Improve stock management
  • Develop and improve our processes
  • Pick and pack orders;
  • Prepare goods for shipment; and
  • General warehouse and housekeeping duties.

Experience in any of the following would be useful:

  • Factory work
  • Retail;
  • Retail management;
  • Logistics, stock, or warehouse management;
  • Mail order;
  • catering or waiting
  • Sales;
  • Science; or
  • Health; and
  • computer systems.

The job will require attention to detail, flexibility, and cheerful team work. So if you want an active, interesting job, doing something socially useful with varied tasks, have an easy manner, are cheerful, enthusiastic, conscientious, and interested in learning new things, please apply.

If you fit the description above, don't worry about the fact that we're a specialised business, or not knowing anything about our products: full training will be given.

Monday to Friday, 25-40 hours, flexible by negotiation.

From £8.34 (£17,696) for someone with less experience but aptitude and enthusiasm, to £11.91 per hour (£24,778pa) for candidates with considerable relevant experience.

The application process
If you are interested in joining us, please email your CV, and a letter of application outlining your experience, and the skills you have that will help us better serve our customers to:


Exchange Supplies,
1 Great Western Industrial Centre,
Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1RD, UK

01305 262244