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You don't need to be a plasterer.

Just help us to get the mix right.

Working in our head office

YOU DON'T NEED TO BE A PAINTER AND DECORATOR. JUST KNOW HOW TO MAKE A SPLASH.
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Take a quick look around our head office.

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Take a quick look around our head office.

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Take a quick look around our head office.

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Take a quick look around our head office.

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Take a quick look around our head office.

Working in our Head Office

Our Head Office teams in Bridgwater, Somerset are the ones who make sure the rest of the business can give our customers great service. As the business continues to grow at a fantastic pace, every one of our Head Office teams is changing to support that growth and make sure everything keeps running smoothly.

Join us and you’ll find a lively, fun environment where you’ll be encouraged to make decisions, think for yourself and improve your skills to build the career you want. What’s more, you’ll be joining us at a fantastic time, as we aim to double our business in the next five years. You won’t just be part of that growth, you’ll have a hand in it, helping us to adapt as we grow and introducing new processes, strategies and systems that keep us focused on great customer service. 

You could be a business-savvy buyer, an innovative web developer, an adaptable marketer or an on-the-money accountant. Whatever your background, if you’ve got a can-do attitude, the flexibility to adapt as the business changes and are open to learning new skills, who knows where you could take your career?

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Take a quick look around our head office.

Toolstation-Apr19-890-web.jpg

Take a quick look around our head office.

Toolstation-Apr19-896-web.jpg

Take a quick look around our head office.

Toolstation-Apr19-907-web.jpg

Take a quick look around our head office.

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Take a quick look around our head office.

Our Head Office teams

Commercial

We’re the team that understands what products our customers want, finds the right suppliers and gets them at the best possible price.

As a Buyer you’ll need to know the pros and cons of the products, just like our trade customers do. Negotiating with suppliers to get products at the right price is a big responsibility, but an exciting opportunity. With strong commercial nous, you’ll almost be running your own business, overseeing your product area and able to see your impact on the bottom line every day.

As a Buying Assistant, you’ll be replenishing stock. With an analytical approach and an eye for detail, you’ll need to get the orders right each time. It’s a good grounding in the commercial side of our business, with opportunities to move into Web Merchandising or Supply Chain.

Our small Quality Assurance team is growing fast and you can help shape its future. Working closely with the Buyers, you could be assessing product quality against trade regulations, or carrying out ethical reviews.

Facilities and Property Management

We plan, design, build, maintain and secure all Toolstation branches. And, with plans to open 67 new stores in 2019, there’s plenty of room for growth. Whether you have specialist experience or more general skills, it’s your open personality, ability to learn on the job and can-do attitude that’ll make you stand out.

Our Facilities Support team deals with stores’ day-to-day issues – anything from structural damage or blocked toilets to physical security, monitoring alarms and investigating losses. It’s about being good with people, managing expectations and coming up with solutions.

In Facilities Compliance we look at all our systems and processes to monitor and strengthen the way we do things.

In Property Design & Build Management we design and plan new stores and work with contractors to get them up and trading in double-quick time. You’ll need to be a strong planner and able to think on your feet.

The Property Acquisition team finds and buys new sites for our stores. Working closely with the Travis Perkins property team, we need to make sure each site meets all our business needs.

Our Bought-In Goods and Services team negotiates with suppliers and buys in business supplies and services, from stationery to company cars.

Finance

As we aim to double the business over the next five years, our Finance teams are playing a central role in our development. This offers a wide range of career development opportunities for trainee and qualified accountants.

Join us and as the business evolves at an incredible pace, you could be involved in a huge range of projects. Because we still operate like an entrepreneurial business, you’ll have a degree of autonomy and control you probably wouldn’t find anywhere else. And, as we’re part of the wider Travis Perkins Group, you’ll have the chance to take your career in a variety of directions.

Our Commercial Finance team works closely with the business divisions, advising them on how to make the best financial decisions. In our Operational Finance team, you’ll help to provide reliable, consistent accounting services that underpin the company’s growth.

Whichever team you join, you’ll enjoy working in a supportive and collaborative environment where you’ll be encouraged and supported to gain relevant professional qualifications and add to your skills.

Human Resources

As Toolstation’s business grows at a rapid pace, in HR we’re the ones who make sure we have great people in place to make it happen.

In short, we’re here to do the best for everyone across Toolstation. And that means we’re totally revamping our approach. With massive demand for new people in every part of the business, we’re introducing HR Business Partners, who can play a big part in our growth.

In our Recruitment team, you’ll be right at the front end of our growth, attracting and recruiting the best people who can take each part of the business forward.  

Once we’ve recruited them, our Learning & Development team are the ones who make sure they get the development they need, from in-house workshops to recognised qualifications.

Our in-house Payroll team makes sure that everybody’s paid, not only on time, but the right amount. We also look at new systems to make life easier, such as booking holidays on your mobile.

We’ve also got our HR Admin team who tie everything together, making sure everyone has what they need, from offer letters and contracts to leaver forms and everything in-between.

Whichever team you join, you’ll have the chance to make a positive impact on every part of our business and build your skills and experience.

Information Technology

With offices in Bridgwater and Bristol, we develop, maintain and support systems for the UK and European businesses. We do things differently – we’re not afraid to develop our own systems and apps or take things apart and get our hands dirty. It’s an exciting systems environment with developments in PHP running Laravel, and support for LINUX, Mac and Windows systems and a range of open source software.

As a Developer you could be building vital business systems, including our website. You could be an IT graduate or self-taught – what’s important are your can-do attitude and ability to learn quickly.

In Project Management you’ll work closely with the business to translate their needs into technical briefs for the Developers and then manage projects through to completion.

In IT Support our first level support teams handle day-to-day issues over the phone. Our Technicians offer more specialist support and our Support Engineers focus on our networks and security. If you’re good on the phone and can deal with a variety of people, we’ll train you in the technical side of things.

We also buy our own machines and components, so the IT Procurement team negotiates with a range of suppliers.

Marketing and Communications

As a rapidly growing multi-channel business, we rely on our Marketing teams to help our customers find the right products at the best price.

Our Product Catalogue team produces five catalogues a year, while our Website and Digital teams manage our retail website and the digital marketing that supports it. These fast-moving, high-profile teams work closely with Buyers and play a big part in driving sales.

Join our Branch or Brand Marketing teams and you could be working with agencies to create TV and radio adverts or helping to police our Toolstation brand. This means you’ll need a creative streak, along with a strong eye for detail.

In our CRM, you’ll be using your analytical and technical skills to produce the figures that guide how we understand our customers. It’s vital information that drives our new innovations, such as our Trade Credit Card and Click and Collect service.

We’re looking for a can-do approach, a strong commercial focus and a willingness to roll up your sleeves and make things happen.

Commercial

We’re the team that understands what products our customers want, finds the right suppliers and gets them at the best possible price.

As a Buyer you’ll need to know the pros and cons of the products, just like our trade customers do. Negotiating with suppliers to get products at the right price is a big responsibility, but an exciting opportunity. With strong commercial nous, you’ll almost be running your own business, overseeing your product area and able to see your impact on the bottom line every day.

As a Buying Assistant, you’ll be replenishing stock. With an analytical approach and an eye for detail, you’ll need to get the orders right each time. It’s a good grounding in the commercial side of our business, with opportunities to move into Web Merchandising or Supply Chain.

Our small Quality Assurance team is growing fast and you can help shape its future. Working closely with the Buyers, you could be assessing product quality against trade regulations, or carrying out ethical reviews.

Facilities and Property Management

We plan, design, build, maintain and secure all Toolstation branches. And, with plans to open 67 new stores in 2019, there’s plenty of room for growth. Whether you have specialist experience or more general skills, it’s your open personality, ability to learn on the job and can-do attitude that’ll make you stand out.

Our Facilities Support team deals with stores’ day-to-day issues – anything from structural damage or blocked toilets to physical security, monitoring alarms and investigating losses. It’s about being good with people, managing expectations and coming up with solutions.

In Facilities Compliance we look at all our systems and processes to monitor and strengthen the way we do things.

In Property Design & Build Management we design and plan new stores and work with contractors to get them up and trading in double-quick time. You’ll need to be a strong planner and able to think on your feet.

The Property Acquisition team finds and buys new sites for our stores. Working closely with the Travis Perkins property team, we need to make sure each site meets all our business needs.

Our Bought-In Goods and Services team negotiates with suppliers and buys in business supplies and services, from stationery to company cars.

Finance

As we aim to double the business over the next five years, our Finance teams are playing a central role in our development. This offers a wide range of career development opportunities for trainee and qualified accountants.

Join us and as the business evolves at an incredible pace, you could be involved in a huge range of projects. Because we still operate like an entrepreneurial business, you’ll have a degree of autonomy and control you probably wouldn’t find anywhere else. And, as we’re part of the wider Travis Perkins Group, you’ll have the chance to take your career in a variety of directions.

Our Commercial Finance team works closely with the business divisions, advising them on how to make the best financial decisions. In our Operational Finance team, you’ll help to provide reliable, consistent accounting services that underpin the company’s growth.

Whichever team you join, you’ll enjoy working in a supportive and collaborative environment where you’ll be encouraged and supported to gain relevant professional qualifications and add to your skills.

Human Resources

As Toolstation’s business grows at a rapid pace, in HR we’re the ones who make sure we have great people in place to make it happen.

In short, we’re here to do the best for everyone across Toolstation. And that means we’re totally revamping our approach. With massive demand for new people in every part of the business, we’re introducing HR Business Partners, who can play a big part in our growth.

In our Recruitment team, you’ll be right at the front end of our growth, attracting and recruiting the best people who can take each part of the business forward.  

Once we’ve recruited them, our Learning & Development team are the ones who make sure they get the development they need, from in-house workshops to recognised qualifications.

Our in-house Payroll team makes sure that everybody’s paid, not only on time, but the right amount. We also look at new systems to make life easier, such as booking holidays on your mobile.

We’ve also got our HR Admin team who tie everything together, making sure everyone has what they need, from offer letters and contracts to leaver forms and everything in-between.

Whichever team you join, you’ll have the chance to make a positive impact on every part of our business and build your skills and experience.

Information Technology

With offices in Bridgwater and Bristol, we develop, maintain and support systems for the UK and European businesses. We do things differently – we’re not afraid to develop our own systems and apps or take things apart and get our hands dirty. It’s an exciting systems environment with developments in PHP running Laravel, and support for LINUX, Mac and Windows systems and a range of open source software.

As a Developer you could be building vital business systems, including our website. You could be an IT graduate or self-taught – what’s important are your can-do attitude and ability to learn quickly.

In Project Management you’ll work closely with the business to translate their needs into technical briefs for the Developers and then manage projects through to completion.

In IT Support our first level support teams handle day-to-day issues over the phone. Our Technicians offer more specialist support and our Support Engineers focus on our networks and security. If you’re good on the phone and can deal with a variety of people, we’ll train you in the technical side of things.

We also buy our own machines and components, so the IT Procurement team negotiates with a range of suppliers.

Marketing and Communications

As a rapidly growing multi-channel business, we rely on our Marketing teams to help our customers find the right products at the best price.

Our Product Catalogue team produces five catalogues a year, while our Website and Digital teams manage our retail website and the digital marketing that supports it. These fast-moving, high-profile teams work closely with Buyers and play a big part in driving sales.

Join our Branch or Brand Marketing teams and you could be working with agencies to create TV and radio adverts or helping to police our Toolstation brand. This means you’ll need a creative streak, along with a strong eye for detail.

In our CRM, you’ll be using your analytical and technical skills to produce the figures that guide how we understand our customers. It’s vital information that drives our new innovations, such as our Trade Credit Card and Click and Collect service.

We’re looking for a can-do approach, a strong commercial focus and a willingness to roll up your sleeves and make things happen.

Commercial
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Developing your skills

As Toolstation continues to grow, this gives you the chance to influence how we do things and grow with us. Whichever Head Office team you join, you’ll enjoy lots of opportunities to expand your skills and build an enjoyable and rewarding career, often in different parts of our business.

You’ll find plenty of chances to learn on the job and pick up useful skills from the experienced people around you. Often, it’ll be up to you to show us you’ve got what it takes to move up the career ladder. If you have a can-do attitude, the energy to go the extra mile and the potential to develop yourself, we’ll work with you to give you the knowledge and skills you need.

This could involve being mentored by a more senior member of your team, as well as studying for a recognised leadership and management qualification through the Toolstation Academy. In short, we’ll support you every step of the way to help you make the most of your potential.

Meet our people

Bryony Woodman, Buyer

Bryony Woodman, Buyer

"I joined Toolstation in 2008, working one day a week while I was at college. When I finished college, I joined a small buying team. And as we got bigger, I became an assistant buyer and then I was promoted to a full buyer role. The agility and flexibility is attractive to a buyer. You can use your imagination and make suggestions.

The flat structure here means that you can easily talk to senior people and have real influence. It has an entrepreneurial feeling about it. In the office it feels like a small company, but we’re big. And we do everything in-house, which makes it really easy to drive through change."

Elliott Bennett, Quality Manager

Elliott Bennett, Quality Manager

"I worked for Travis Perkins before I moved to Toolstation and it’s very different here to the rest of the group. We like to get things done and to market as quickly as possible. It feels like there’s less process here and you’re given more power to do what needs to be done.

It’s a small, big business. Everyone knows everyone and there’s a very flat structure. Which is great for getting things done and getting your point of view heard. Because it’s a small team, you’re expected to work hard. But if I have an issue, my boss is sat 30 feet from me and his door’s always open."

Charlotte Patterson, Financial Controller

Charlotte Patterson, Financial Controller

"The company’s awesome and the business strategy’s clear. We’re going through a period of huge change. But because we’re small and you can see the impact you’re making, everyone’s bought into the vision.

You may come in at a low level. But were growing so quickly that you’ll grow with the business. And we’re moving so quickly that you’re constantly developing, constantly changing. There’s no chance to get into a routine. No chance to get bored.

It’s fun seeing us grow, making an impact, disrupting the market. You can see it in everything, from project ranges to advertising strategies. If you want to be involved, you can get involved in pretty much everything."

Sam Meacham, Senior Supply Chain Planner

Sam Meacham, Senior Supply Chain Planner

"I like the fact that you can get things done here. There’s less red tape than our competitors. So, if something’s right for the business, it gets done – no delay.

I joined at the end of 2018 to establish the supply chain function. To review what was there, unpick it and then establish a better process. I’m excited to see what supply chain could be here. And I haven’t had a ‘no, we can’t do that’ response to any of my suggestions - there’s a genuine can-do attitude.

I can definitely see myself staying here to retirement. I can see where Toolstation’s going and what the possibilities are. And I can’t see anyone else offering anything as exciting or interesting."

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