Metcalfe Plant Hire Limited was established in 1971 in Cumbria and has grown to become one of the North of England’s largest construction plant hire businesses. Based in Penrith Cumbria, the company offers all construction industry plant, equipment and machinery hire, and compliments this with a construction & civil engineering business in its main-stream business operations.

The Company prides itself on its flexibility and dedication to ensure satisfaction to all Customers and Clients. This ethos has been the cornerstone of our strategy and culture and has resulted in generating repeat business from our core key Clients and Customers over many years.

Due to continued expansion, we are seeking to recruit a number of new roles to join the existing team here at Metcalfe Plant Hire Ltd.

Metcalfe Plant Hire is an Equal Opportunity employer

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 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 enclosing an up-to-date CV and stating your current remuneration.

Metcalfe Plant Hire is an Equal Opportunity employer