HGV Mechanic and Plant Fitter

Due to increasing commitments, we now have opportunities for 2 HGV/Plant Fitters who are looking
to progress their careers and to join our dedicated team based in Penrith, Cumbria.

What we are looking for
– Time-served /Completed a relevant apprenticeship and qualified to a minimum of NVQ level
3 in HGV Maintenance or equivalent qualification in a mechanically biased discipline.
– Ideally experienced working in similar busy haulage / Plant workshop environment
– Experience of general maintenance and servicing of plant equipment, working with a range
of small and heavy plant of a variety of sizes
– Experience of general maintenance and servicing on HGV vehicles
– Full driving license
– Class 1 licence advantageous
– Good Communication skills
– Flexible to allow varied work patterns to meet the needs of the business
– Strong commitment towards safe working practices
– Ability to meet strict deadlines
– Operate as part of the team in the workshop, harnessing a working environment which
encourages teamwork
– Self-motivated – improvement orientated with a desire to undertake any other relevant
training deemed necessary to enhance performance

Salary: Competitive
Location: CA11 Penrith, Cumbria
If this opportunity is of interest, please email jobs@metcalfe-plant-hire.co.uk enclosing an up-to date
CV and stating your current remuneration.

Financial Controller

Due to the upcoming retirement of the Finance Director, we now have an opportunity for a motivated Financial Controller who is looking to progress their career and to join our dedicated team based in Penrith, Cumbria.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a strong management team to help develop MPH over the coming years.


Ideally you will have experience working within the Construction / Plant Hire Sector

Key responsibilities:

  • Delivering high level of service to both internal and external customers
  • Daily cashflow forecasts and ensuring sufficient funds are available to meet the requirements of the business.
  • Reconciliation of all bank accounts.
  • Administration of all financial ledgers, nominal, sales, purchases etc.
  • Debtor control
  • Correct recording of all sales
  • Timely production of Monthly management accounts
  • Reporting to the Parent Company
  • Responsibility for the accurate maintenance of the fixed asset register
  • Preparation and publication of annual budgets
  • Monthly profit & loss analysis reports for each operating division
  • Monthly Business Review Meetings with the Senior Management Team of each division.
  • VAT returns to HMRC.
  • Monthly and weekly payroll processes
  • Personally, process all monthly payroll transactions.
  • Liaison with the appointed auditors and tax advisors
  • Timely production of annual audit data
  • Liaison and supply of information with appointed financial funders
  • Management of the insurance portfolio
  • Liaison with Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • Computer hardware, software, and communication systems of the business.
  • Operation and maintenance of the company website.
  • Management of Finance Staff

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Management of a finance function including line management responsibilities.
  • Previous employment in the plant hire/ construction industry would be desirable.
  • Experience of preparing KPIs, budgets, forecasts, and other reports within deadlines.
  • Development and maintenance of a financial control environment.
  • Excellent data analytical skills and judgement with the ability to lead and manage in a complex environment.
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Organisational skills including the ability to manage a diverse and busy workload, to plan effectively and work consistently to deadlines.
  • Effective communicator and be capable of conveying information accurately, verbally or in written format.
  • Effective customer service skills.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely and with appropriate tone.
  • Ability of working alone and using own initiative, but also enjoy working as part of a team.
  • Computer literate, with a working knowledge of MS Office & Sage 200 and ideally experience of Construct & InspHire.
  • A full driving licence.

Salary: Competitive

Location: CA11 Penrith, Cumbria

If this opportunity is of interest, please email jobs@metcalfe-plant-hire.co.uk enclosing an up-to-date CV and stating your current remuneration.

Metcalfe Plant Hire is an Equal Opportunity employer

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