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January 08, 2024 2 min read

Job Title: Warehouse Assistant

Reporting To: Managing Director

Location: Units 3-4 Queensway House, Kings Road, Canvey Island SS8 0QY

About Sailing Chandlery

Sailing Chandlery is a 5 star customer rated chandlery. 

We sell a range of sailing equipment and supply customers across the World, everything from a metre of rope through to a brand new sailing dinghy.

About You

You should be a proactive, confident self-starter who is passionate, dedicated and eager to learn whilst using your initiative to deliver an excellent service for our customers. You must be capable of working alone competently as well as being able to adapt as a team member. The ability to multitask in a fast paced environment is essential as the company continues to grow. 

Person Specification

  • Physical fitness for manual handling tasks
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team or independently
  • Reliability and flexibility
  • Attention to detail
  • Proactive
  • Confident and professional
  • Computer literate
  • A willingness to learn and adapt
  • Knowledge of sailing would be beneficial but is not essential

The Role

The warehouse assistant role is a key part of the Sailing Chandlery team. You will be responsible for ensuring customer orders are processed correctly and in a timely manner. 

You’ll be working at the forefront of the business with direct contact to our customers who visit our showroom. You will work closely with the Managing Director and other team members in daily tasks to build upon and grow the Sailing Chandlery business. 

Main Duties

  • The picking, packing and processing of customer orders; ensuring rapid dispatch via our courier and postal partners
  • Assist in the control of warehouse inventory, including receiving goods into the warehouse
  • The management of stock within the warehouse 
  • Ensuring the warehouse and surrounding areas are clean, tidy and free from any hazards
  • Supporting with custom work such as rope splicing and tapering (training to be given)
  • Being a small but fast growing business we will also require you to assist in other areas of the business as and when needed. This can include, but is not limited to; managing incoming calls, emails, social media accounts and helping with the preparation of boats leaving the warehouse

Working Hours

Monday - Friday 9.30am - 3pm.

Weekend working may be required to support events and shows with advanced warning being provided, usually only once or twice a year.


Starting at minimum wage, improving as you gain more experience.

How to Apply

To apply please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to