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Keep your eye on our Jobs page, from time to time we have opportunites that can range from Woodworking opportunities in our workshops, Administrative and Sales jobs in our offices and Fencing and Driving jobs with our Fencing Division.

posted on 11/02/2020


We are looking for an exceptional Sales and Marketing assistant to join our sales team. Working with a small but driven sales team in the UK timber industry.

Based in Selham, Petworth you will be key to sales lead generation. You will be talking to a wide range of different types of timber users, including Builders, construction, Furniture Makers, Restoration specialists.

The role will:

  • Challenge you
  • Require a Creative element
  • Need you to think outside of the box
  • Need to work from your own initiative
  • Need you to produce results

You will need to:

  • Be Highly driven
  • Be very customer focussed
  • Be a team player
  • Be analytical and have the ability to develop a Sales and Marketing strategy
  • Be interested in the use of Social Media as a tool for sales

Your responsibilities

  • Develop customer lead generation
  • Researching and identifying gaps in the market and identify new markets to develop into.
  • Analyse and track sales

Ideal Candidate

  • Flexible and enthusiastic and outgoing person
  • Have experience of Sales and Marketing
  • Able to present information
  • Ability to meet deadlines and have good self discipline
  • Have a creative approach
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good IT and Social Media SkillsWhat we offer..

We are a very old established, family timber company with a heritage going back 200 years. We have a team of people passionate about our industry, however, you definitely do not need timber experience.

If you are looking for a new challenge, you are intrigued about our industry, you love interacting with customers, and are sales driven, we would like to see your CV as soon as possible.


  • Bonus scheme
  • On-site parking

Reference ID: WLW Sales/Mkt Jan 2020

Job Types: Full-time, Commission, Permanent

Salary: £21,000.00 to £25,000.00 /year

posted 28/01/2020


W L West & Sons Ltd are a well-established family owned and run hardwood timber company based in Selham between Midhurst & Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0PJ.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Wood Machinist/Joiner to join our team. Ideally with an existing knowledge of woodworking and woodworking machines.

We have an extensive woodworking machine workshop that has various machines including 4 sided planer, 7 headed profile moulder, wide sander, crosscut and band saws, multirip saws, spindle moulder and CNC machines. Many of our machines are computer based, so the ability to operate computer based machines is a requirement. Added to that the use of a variety of hand power tools.

We are looking for a machinist to operate the various machines as required to meet customer orders. The majority of the work will be with hardwoods and specialist softwoods. A high proportion of the work is bespoke, so the work is varied.

The job will include manufacture and construction of customer orders as well as, for example; worktops and bar tops, table tops, benches, ledged and braced doors, bespoke entrance gates, simple fresh sawn structures. A knowledge of timber species is a benefit, experience with woodworking machines is required.

The successful candidate will be working in a small team, a flexible attitude is required to be able to switch around the various jobs as required to ensure we meet our customers requirements. A contentious and caring approach to work.

This position is fulltime and permanent.

Hours are 7:30 – 17:00 Monday to Friday.

Holiday is 23 days in addition to national holidays. We have a close down across the Christmas-New Year period. Pensions are in-line with current legislation.

There will be a 6 month trial period, and the rate will be comsensurate with experience.


  • On-site parking

Reference ID: WLW Machinist 01/2020

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £23,000.00 to £28,000.00 /year

Enquiries to 01798 861611

applications to [email protected]

Please send CV’s to: [email protected] or call for an application form on 01798 861611. 
An application form can also be downloaded by Clicking HERE .