Our story began in 2002, when a group of book loving entrepreneurs stumbled upon a bag of books in a charity shop bin, destined for landfill. They rescued them on the spot, determined to give them a second life and Wob was born. Over the last two decades, we have grown from a start-up into a leading global seller of quality used books and media, harnessing the power of the circular-economy to help more people reuse and recycle. We have a collection of eight million books and sell one somewhere in the world every two seconds – giving over 12 million books a new chapter every year.
We may have grown, but our missions never changed. We exist to support charities, protect the planet and make a positive impact in the world by enabling more goods to be reused. That’s why we’ve been awarded B Corporation® (B Corps™) status – a business that meets the highest standard of social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. In short, we care about people and the planet.
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We work responsibly, value each other and treat the planet with respect
We take actions that improve our business for customers, colleagues and communities
We find ways to better ourselves, grow our business and put more to reuse
At Wob we are committed to the principles of equal opportunities and equal treatment for all employees.
Wob is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our corporate activities, and to ensuring that our supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
What jobs are available at Wob?
As a growing business, we have a wide variety of positions available on a regular basis. This includes part-time, full-time and even contract work. Key roles include picking, packing and logistics, but we also have occasional openings in finance, customer services and marketing.
To see current vacancies in all of our locations click here.
What happens following an application?
Each application we receive is reviewed by our HR team. If you are suitable for an existing vacancy we will contact you to arrange an interview and provide any further details.
What experience do I need?
Every position is different and so levels of experience required will depend on the individual job specifications. However, we do offer a number of roles which simply require a good work ethic as we can provide on-the-job training to help you grow and develop within the business.
Can I apply for a job if I was unsuccessful in the past?
Of course. Just because you may not have been right for one job, we will be happy to consider you for another. We do have restrictions on those who have worked at the company previously, although each case is considered in isolation.
Where will I be based?
Wob has an office and warehouse located in Goring-by-Sea, West Sussex as well as another warehouse in Coventry that opened in 2018. Our roles include both warehouse and office-based positions. Please check the job specification for more information.
What are the standard working hours?
Once again, a great deal will depend on which position you apply for. Our warehouse operatives currently work across a double shift, with morning or evening shifts available. Working hours will be advertised clearly with the job description.
What is it like working for Wob?
We like to think that it is a fun and lively place to work. With local employees mixing with those from many other nationalities, everybody works together to achieve departmental goals.
Wob is growing all the time with new opportunities throughout the business. So it is a great place for those looking to kick-start a new career and push themselves with the full support of the business throughout your personal development.