Vacancies As a rapidly expanding, national, company the Morris Leslie Group are always on the look out for high quality candidates. To apply for any of our Current Opportunities or simply to register your details for future roles please send your CV with a covering letter to hr@morrisleslie.co.uk

Morris Leslie’s roles are as diverse as the company itself, from HGV drivers to accountants, sales support to plant engineers. The only thing we ask from our staff is to be the best at what they do!

Vacancies


Workshop FitterWoking

Experienced Workshop Fitter required to join our busy depot in Woking. Morris Leslie are offering an exciting opportunity to join our expanding Plant Hire division and help develop a business that has added 3 depots and 1000 plant assets in the past 18 months. You will be an integral part of the Woking depot and will be responsible for running and maintaining our fleet.

Duties to include:

• Maintaining the standards and quality of all plant equipment.

• To pro actively work jointly with all departments and colleagues across the range of functions to ensure we deliver the highest level of customer service on a consistent basis

Skills required:

• The ideal candidate must have strong communication and organisational skills, be a good team player and work well to time-scales and deadlines.

• Excellent customer service skills are essential

Email: John Hewitt, Call: 07824 442958, Woking General Manager

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Business Development Executive – Modular Buildings & Commercial AuctionsErrol

Role:Business Development Executive – Modular Buildings & Commercial Auctions

Based: Errol, Perthshire

Reporting to: Modular Sales & Auction Manager

Direct Reports: None

Business Profile:

The Morris Leslie Group is a £60m turnover group, headquartered in Perthshire and comprising various divisions including commercial plant hire, plant sales, property investment, modular buildings and auctions.

Due to a rapid expansion of the business, a vacancy has arisen for an Account Manager in our Modular Buildings and Commercial Auctions divisions to maintain relationships with existing clients and actively seek new potential clients.

Main Duties:

  • Obtain new leads from marketing
  • Contact existing clients by visiting and telephone
  • Cold calling & emailing potential leads
  • Present company to potential clients
  • Identify client needs and suggest our most appropriate products
  • Build on existing relationships into longer term trusting ones
  • Proactively seek new business opportunities in the market
  • Set up meetings to involve other team members if required
  • Report to the Modular Buildings & Commercial Auctions Manager on a weekly basis with activity report
  • Stay up to date with new products and services the Group offers

Requirement

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Previous experience within plant/construction environment
  • Previous experience in a sales environment
  • Track record of achieving sales of products and services
  • Ability to deliver presentations at events and shows
  • Good team player with the ability to deal with a wide range of businesses and people
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Experience of Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, Outlook etc

Other:

  • 35 hour week
  • 30 days holiday (includes public holidays)
  • Death in service benefit / matched pension contribution (up to 5%)
  • Salary – commensurate with experience
  • Full Scotland coverage
  • Occasional weekend work will be required

Required Licence or certification:

  • Driving licence

If you are interested in applying for the position please email our HR team your CV with an accompanying covering letter - Email our HR Team

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Lorry Driver – Class 2Burgess Hill

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced low loader HGV class 2 driver to join our Burgess Hill plant hire depot. Delivering construction plant across the south east you will have a minimum of 3 years experience in construction equipment and low loader deliveries. 45 hours per week, 20 days holiday per year, occasional nights away(night out money paid) overtime paid when required.

salary depending on experience.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:Burges Hill RH15 8QY

Required experience: LOW LOADER, CONSTRUCTION PLANT OPERATING: 1 year

Required licence or certification: HGV CLASS 2

If you are interested in applying for the position please email Colin Jordan your CV with an accompanying covering letter, Email Colin or call

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Lorry Driver – Class 2 or 1Bedford

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced low loader HGV class 2 or class 1 driver to join our Bedford plant hire depot. Delivering construction plant across the south east you will have a minimum of 3 years experience in construction equipment and low loader deliveries. 45 hours per week, 20 days holiday per year, occasional nights away(night out money paid) overtime paid when required.

salary depending on experience.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:Bedford MK45 2FN

Required experience: LOW LOADER, CONSTRUCTION PLANT OPERATING: 1 year

Required licence or certification: HGV CLASS 2 or CLASS 1

If you are interested in applying for the position please email Mitch Mckeown your CV with an accompanying covering letter, Email Mitch or call

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Plant FitterBedford

Fully experienced fitter based in Bedford? Well this is the right role for you. Morris Leslie are offering an exciting opportunity to join our rapidly expanding Plant Hire division and help develop a business that has added 3 depots and 1000 plant assets in the past 18 months.

Responsibilities include:
  • Servicing plant equipment both within the depot and out on site.
  • Maintenance of plant assets

Email: Mitch McKeown, Regional Operations Manager

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Hire ControllerBedford

Morris Leslie Plant Hire Ltd is currently looking for a Hire Controllers to join our Depot in Bedford.

Morris Leslie Plant Hire currently has 11 Depots providing a national service to House Builders, Construction and the Events Markets. The company is proud to have one of the youngest fleets in the industry with an investment of £45 million this year alone.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, motivated and have a professional and polite telephone manor with at least 2 years experience of working in a similar role, specifically in the plant hire industry. They must be IT literate and have a good educational background. Minimum Grade C GCSE English Language is required. Due to the nature of the role, they will be adaptive and have the ability to think quickly to ensure a fist class service is provided.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Managing telephone calls / emails from Account customers
  • Adding new Account data to the InspHire system in conjunction with the Account Managers / Sales Director
  • General Administration

The position offers a competitive salary.

If you are interested in applying for the position please email Mitch McKeown your CV with an accompanying covering letter - Email Mitch McKeown

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Account ManagerNewark

The Morris Leslie group is a £60m turnover group, headquartered in Perthshire, Scotland and comprising various divisions including commercial plant hire, plant sales, property investment, modular buildings and commercial and vehicle auctions.

Morris Leslie Plant Hire consists of 13 depots throughout the UK, providing customers with extensive choice and cover. We specialise in supplying plant solutions to the construction, house building and civil engineering sectors. Following recent investment, our modern fleet of over 4,000 plant items includes over 1,400 Telehandlers, 1,200 Excavators, 850 Dumpers, 450 Rollers and 150 Access Platforms.

Due to a rapid expansion of the business, we currently have vacancies in our Plant Hire division for an Account Manager.

Responsibilities include:

  • Relationship building with existing customers
  • Winning new business and developing new markets for the Plant hire division
  • Visiting Customers offices and Construction sites
  • Assisting in delivering our sales strategies and working to the agreed plan
  • Dealing with customer enquiries in a professional, knowledgeable manner

Skills required:
The ideal candidate will have experience in Plant Hire or similar service related industry, be a good team player but also a self-starter who can deliver results. To be successful you must be highly motivated, have excellent organisational skills, and be able to manage your time effectively.

Job Type: Full Time

Required licence or certification

Driving licence

As one of the leading companies in the UK, Morris Leslie Plant Hire opens a variety of opportunities for employees to grow and develop into future leaders. Morris Leslie Plant Hire offers a dynamic work environment in order to encourage employees to contribute optimally, and at the same time is able to learn new skills and knowledge through the company program.

Email: Andrew Spencer, Sales Director

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Service ManagerBedford

Role: Service Manager

Based: Bedford

Reporting to: Depot Manager

Direct Reports: Service Engineers, Service Administrator, Yard Supervisor, Yardman

Business Profile:

The Morris Leslie Group is a £60m turnover group, headquartered in Perthshire and comprising various divisions including commercial plant hire, plant sales, property investment and auctions.

Due to a rapid expansion of the business, a vacancy has arisen for a Service Manager at our Bedford Depot. This role requires a self-motivated individual with good customer service skills and a flexible, enthusiastic attitude to problem solving in order to maintain a high standard at all times. Previous experience in the hire industry with working on Plant and Powered Access is preferable.

Main Duties:

  • Develop and motivate the workshop team which includes workshop and field service engineers
  • Ensure that equipment is delivered to our customers in first class condition for both hire and sales
  • Ensure that the depot’s fleet of vehicles are maintained to the correct standard and planned maintenance is adhered to.
  • Ensure that the workplace and working environment are maintained to the highest standards of safety
  • Ensure the correct spare parts are ordered for the maintenance and repair of the hire fleet, working within the workshop budget
  • Attend company training courses are required to ensure level of competency is maintained

Requirement:

  • Previous experience in a similar type role
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • Ability to prioritise a busy workload
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in working in a fast-paced environment
  • Efficient time management
  • Ability to build working relationships
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in work
  • Ability to establish and meet deadlines

Other:

  • 45 hours per week
  • 28 days holiday per year from January to December (includes public holidays)
  • Death in service benefit / matched pension contribution (up to 3%)
  • Salary – commensurate with experience
  • Email: Our HR Team

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    Estate Operative (Part Time)Errol

    Role: Estates Maintenance Operative (part-time)

    Based: Errol, Perthshire

    Reporting to: Head of Property / Health & Safety Manager

    Direct Reports: None

    Business Profile:

    The Morris Leslie Group is a £60m turnover group, headquartered in Perthshire and comprising various divisions including commercial plant hire, plant sales, property investment and auctions.

    Due to a rapid expansion of the business, a vacancy has arisen for a part-time Estate Maintenance Operative who will provide maintenance and repair services in addition to ad hoc security cover (night-shift) for Morris Leslie estate buildings and grounds including Vehicle Auctions, Sunday Market, Plant Hire and Head Office as required. Responding to the needs of others in providing a multi-skilled internal and external repair and maintenance service completing tasks including domestic repairs and general grounds maintenance to the highest standards and to the satisfaction of customers.

    Main Duties:

    • Ensure a high level of satisfaction and care through responding to the maintenance needs of customers and colleagues including domestic repairs, carpentry, landscaping, repair of walkways and exteriors, snow removal, yard care and waste disposal
    • Undertake routine checks of company premises including meter reading, monitoring inventory, ordering cleaning and repair supplies for commercial building owners, along with any other assigned tasks
    • Provide ad hoc site security cover as required – surveying the grounds, responding to disturbances and monitoring CCTV
    • Provide a visible deterrent regarding security issues on the property/building and grounds
    • Deal with communications from telephone calls in a professional manner in accordance with operating procedures
    • Liaise with Police and other public bodies to ensure a coordinated approach and awareness of local issues
    • Be acquainted with all statutory compliance processes and procedures
    • Maintain effective communication and be courteous with residents, tenants, employees and visitors
    • Undertake other general duties as required
    • Attend company training courses as required by the company to ensure a level of competency is maintained

    Requirement:

    • Approachable and friendly manner
    • Previous experience in a similar type role
    • Ability to work independently
    • Enthusiastic and self-motivated individual
    • Ability to build relationships at all levels

    Other:

    • 24 hours per week flexibly over 7 days
    • 30 days holiday per year from January to December (includes public holidays)
    • Death in service benefit / matched pension contribution (up to 5%)
    • Salary – commensurate with experience

    Email: Our HR Team

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    AdministratorBedford

    Role:Administrator

    Based:Bedford

    Reporting to: M Nicholson-Purchasing Manager

    Direct Reports: None

    Business Profile:

    The Morris Leslie Group is a £60m turnover group, headquartered in Perthshire and comprising various divisions including commercial plant hire, plant sales, property investment and auctions.

    Due to a rapid expansion of the business, a vacancy has arisen for an Administrator within our business. This role will cover all general administration duties including assisting to keep the depots on budget and producing management information. Other duties will include raising purchase order numbers and raising and completing breakdown jobs.

    The successful candidate will have previous experience in a similar type role and have excellent Microsoft Office skills. The ability to build strong working relationships within the team, excellent communication skills and strong attention to detail and accuracy in work are also essential.

    Other:

  • 45 hours per week
  • 28 days holiday per year from January to December (includes public holidays)
  • Death in service benefit / matched pension contribution (up to 3%)
  • Salary – commensurate with experience
  • Email: Our HR Team

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    Account ManagerWhitehaven

    The Morris Leslie group is a £60m turnover group, headquartered in Perthshire, Scotland and comprising various divisions including commercial plant hire, plant sales, property investment, modular buildings and commercial and vehicle auctions.

    Morris Leslie Plant Hire consists of 13 depots throughout the UK, providing customers with extensive choice and cover. We specialise in supplying plant solutions to the construction, house building and civil engineering sectors. Following recent investment, our modern fleet of over 4,000 plant items includes over 1,400 Telehandlers, 1,200 Excavators, 850 Dumpers, 450 Rollers and 150 Access Platforms.

    Due to a rapid expansion of the business, we currently have vacancies in our Plant Hire division for an Account Manager.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Relationship building with existing customers
    • Winning new business and developing new markets for the Plant hire division
    • Visiting Customers offices and Construction sites
    • Assisting in delivering our sales strategies and working to the agreed plan
    • Dealing with customer enquiries in a professional, knowledgeable manner

    Skills required:
    The ideal candidate will have experience in Plant Hire or similar service related industry, be a good team player but also a self-starter who can deliver results. To be successful you must be highly motivated, have excellent organisational skills, and be able to manage your time effectively.

    Job Type: Full Time

    Required licence or certification

    Driving licence

    As one of the leading companies in the UK, Morris Leslie Plant Hire opens a variety of opportunities for employees to grow and develop into future leaders. Morris Leslie Plant Hire offers a dynamic work environment in order to encourage employees to contribute optimally, and at the same time is able to learn new skills and knowledge through the company program.

    Email: Andrew Spencer, Sales Director

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    Account ManagerBirmingham

    The Morris Leslie group is a £60m turnover group, headquartered in Perthshire, Scotland and comprising various divisions including commercial plant hire, plant sales, property investment, modular buildings and commercial and vehicle auctions.

    Morris Leslie Plant Hire consists of 13 depots throughout the UK, providing customers with extensive choice and cover. We specialise in supplying plant solutions to the construction, house building and civil engineering sectors. Following recent investment, our modern fleet of over 4,000 plant items includes over 1,400 Telehandlers, 1,200 Excavators, 850 Dumpers, 450 Rollers and 150 Access Platforms.

    Due to a rapid expansion of the business, we currently have vacancies in our Plant Hire division for an Account Manager.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Relationship building with existing customers
    • Winning new business and developing new markets for the Plant hire division
    • Visiting Customers offices and Construction sites
    • Assisting in delivering our sales strategies and working to the agreed plan
    • Dealing with customer enquiries in a professional, knowledgeable manner

    Skills required:
    The ideal candidate will have experience in Plant Hire or similar service related industry, be a good team player but also a self-starter who can deliver results. To be successful you must be highly motivated, have excellent organisational skills, and be able to manage your time effectively.

    Job Type: Full Time

    Required licence or certification

    Driving licence

    As one of the leading companies in the UK, Morris Leslie Plant Hire opens a variety of opportunities for employees to grow and develop into future leaders. Morris Leslie Plant Hire offers a dynamic work environment in order to encourage employees to contribute optimally, and at the same time is able to learn new skills and knowledge through the company program.

    Email: Andrew Spencer, Sales Director

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    Self Storage Area ManagerMilton Keynes

    Business Profile:

    AM Self Storage is part of The Morris Leslie Group, a £60m turnover group, headquartered in Perthshire, Scotland and comprising various divisions including commercial plant hire, plant sales, property investment, auctions and self-storage.

    AM Self Storage owns over 400 self-storage units which are located at our Milton Keynes site in addition to further extensive storage capacity at our Colchester site. This businesses have doubled in size over the last three years and is continuing to expand by renting these units to both business owners and individuals.

    A vacancy has arisen for a full time Area Manager who will be responsible for maximizing the sales and profit performance through growing and developing the self storage business for the area. This will include leading and developing teams at two established self storage sites located in Milton Keynes and Colchester. Ensuring strong execution of company processes, improving practices to achieve efficiencies, following up and generating sales opportunities. Enhancing the reputation of the brand and services to enable repeat business and, the effective deployment of available resources.

    Main Duties:

    • Set targets and ensure all key performance measures are achieved
    • Maximise sales and profitability across the multi site area by understanding local competition, pursuing sales opportunities and managing performance
    • Maintain and increase standards of customer service to enhance current experience and create the likelihood of repeat business and/or recommendations
    • The ability to lead and direct with vision, a diverse group of colleagues with different skill sets
    • Exercise effective decision making whilst delivering policies and processes
    • Control costs through exercising effective commercial judgement, planning and review
    • Provide staff with a stimulating and supportive environment
    • Lead and ensure the training and development of teams
    • Review existing work practices and implement changes to ensure the business operates at optimum efficiency
    • Remain current with competitor knowledge on products, activity, pricing and offers
    • Working alongside the property team to oversee and ensure the upkeep and physical appearance of the sites
    • The ability to be resilient under pressure and seek constant challenge whilst retaining care for every detail in the business operation
    • Work closely with the Health and Safety team to ensure the site complies with all company policies and procedures, completing Health & Safety audits for the yard as required and in a timely manner

    Skills required:

    • Experience and proven capability in similar multi-site operational role
    • Proven ability to drive sales
    • Strong management and leadership skills
    • Proven commercial acumen and track record in delivering results
    • Working knowledge and experience of on-site Health & Safety
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Time Management
    • The ability to work under pressure
    • Confidence, drive and enthusiasm
    • Decision making ability and a sense of responsibility
    • Builds and maintains strong working relationships both internally and externally with the ability to influence key stakeholders at all levels
    • Self storage knowledge and experience would be advantageous

    Job Type: Full Time

    Salary: commensurate with experience

    Reporting to: Group Operations Director

    Based: AM Self Storage, Chesney Wold, Bleak Hall, Milton Keynes, ML6 1LA

    Please submit your cv and a covering letter to out HR Department

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