Would you like to work for SJ Bargh?
Please send your completed application form to:

Melanie Gerrard
Executive Assistant / HR
Head Office
Caton Road
Nr. Lancaster
Or email

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  • Specialist expertise delivering mutual success
  • Integrity – In everything we do
  • Respect and loyalty – For our customers, our colleagues, our suppliers and our shareholders

Our code of behaviour is at the heart of our business.

  • Deliver a Premier Service to our customers
  • Be better than our competitors
  • Always conduct ourselves and present the company in a professional manner
  • Demand the highest standards in everything we do
  • Try to anticipate our customers’ needs
  • Value and develop colleagues and apply our/their skills imaginatively and responsibly
  • Always strive to do better no matter how successful we are



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OR  download our application form and send to address above.

  • Competitive salary, uniform and additional company benefits


An excellent opportunity has arisen at a long-established specialised logistics company S J Bargh Ltd in Lancaster for a Purchase Ledger Clerk to join their team on a full-time basis. The ideal candidate will have previous accounting experience and be comfortable working in a busy environment where numeracy and the meeting of deadlines is required. Additionally, applicants must be confident with IT and be familiar with Microsoft packages such as Excel, Word and Outlook. The candidate must be able to work self-sufficiently on an independent basis although you will be based within a small and friendly team reporting directly to the Financial Controller.

Main responsibilities 

  • Perform purchase ledger function
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Parent company management accounts preparation
  • Project work on accountancy system led improvements
  • Assist and support the Financial Controller
  • Ad hoc financial and management reporting as required
  • Other duties as may be required by the Company

The Candidate:

Required Attributes

  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience working in a busy finance department
  • Good Microsoft Excel skills
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Comfortable working in a professional office
  • Confident and professional communicator with both internal and external parties
  • Competent when handling financial transactions
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Willing and able attitude

Desired Attributes

  • Knowledge of Sage 200 or similar accounting package
  • Knowledge of Sage Commercials or similar purchasing accounting system
  • Knowledge of systems operating Purchase Order Requisitioning
  • Understanding of double entry bookkeeping
  • Experience of using multiple computer systems
  • Full clean driving license
  • AAT Qualified or in training


  • 28 days holidays inclusive of bank holidays
  • Free parking
  • Accountancy qualification training packages available

Please apply with a Covering Letter and CV to  (Group Finance Director)


PART-TIME / FULL TIME to be discussed 


Covering maternity leave – w.e.f. circa end of June for 12 months

Reporting to:   Group Managing Director

Job Purpose:   To provide sound financial advice and controls to the MD and Board of Directors and to ensure an effective financial management service is in place within the Group.  To be responsible for management of the Finance function within the Group.


  • Ensure, in close co-operation with the MD that an appropriate financial policy framework and financial controls are in place to guide the Group’s financial decision making. Review and manage the Group’s system of internal controls including the formulation of clear Company Expenditure Authorisation Policies.
  • The role holder is responsible for the specification and development of the Finance function and its systems. Opportunity for efficiencies, with the aim of improving the timeliness and quality of financial reporting, should be identified and implemented after appropriate consultation.
  • Perform analysis and interpretation of financial data to provide strategic financial advice to the Managing Director and the Group Board of shareholders, for feeding in to the strategic financial plan of the Group.
  • Reporting to the MD and the Group shareholders responsible for preparation and presentation of a Monthly Finance Report inclusive of monthly management accounts, forecasts and supporting narrative and debt and credit analysis.
  • The role holder will be responsible for the cash management of the business including:
    • Plan and manage cash flow and investment activity
    • Supervision of credit control procedures to maximize Group cash flow.
    • Authorised cheque signatory
    • Calculate, monitor and submit monthly covenants to funders
    • Liaise and manage relations with bankers and funders
  • Responsible for the preparation of annual budgets and agreeing them with Directors and relevant Line Managers, in an agreed timescale.
  • Oversee the annual statutory accounts and audit liaising with external accountants and auditors in accordance with the Group’s deadlines.
  • Review the effectiveness of the process and the commercial robustness of the methodology of calculating proposed charges to customers, specifically assessing the accuracy of the correlation of cost structures to charging structures.
  • Develop methods to correlate financial performance with operational and business metrics.
  • Monitor financial trends i.e. revenue, gross margin, overheads identifying where management action is needed.
  • Undertake financial assessments of all proposed Group investments i.e. property with proposals being submitted and discussed at the Board Meetings.
  • Maintain records to meet all legal and tax requirements. Provide accounting services for use by Line Managers, including financial accounting, management accounting, payroll, forecasting, budgeting and control systems.
  • Responsible for maintaining the Corporate Governance of the Group.
  • Plan and manage the Group’s tax liabilities under existing and proposed legislation. Evaluate the tax liability impact of contemplated courses of action, minimise the tax burden and deal with tax authorities.
  • The role holder, in conjunction with the MD, will be responsible for managing the Group’s insurance agreements ensuring the various policies are reviewed on annual basis.
  • To undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required, consistent with the nature and level of the post.

If you are confident you have the relevant knowledge and experience to fulfil this role – please send your CV and current salary / salary expectation to



To operate predominantly within the Chester  and Anglesey areas


Job Description in brief:

As a Farm Collection Driver you will be responsible for moving milk from collection to delivery point including responsibility for the safety, quality and transportation of the milk  within an agreed time scale.  You will liaise with farmers in a professional manner and communicate any relevant matters back to Operations Team in the traffic office, as soon as possible.  You will follow a set route or as instructed by your line manager and drive in a professional and courteous manner.

Varous checks are required which include the following:-

  • Physically checking the milk for foreign bodies, checking smell and temperature (should be below 5 degrees C.)
  • Taking samples and labelling them after agitating the milk for 2 minutes. Not to be collected from inappropriate vessels.
  • Activate tank wash when finished.
  • Filling in appropriate paper work.
  • Instructions regarding washing the tank on your vehicle will be given.

You will also be responsible for ensuring all your daily duties linked to legal compliance and legislation control are always adhered to.

Full training will be given.

  • Competitive salary,uniform and additional company benefits.

Send CV to or telephone 01524 881397 for more information.

Team Leader (Nightshift) Fleet, Sales and Service – Lancaster

Hours 17.30 to 6.00 Monday to Thursday (48.5 hours)

Work includes In house/Scania Dealership/3rd party

Responsible to Workshop Manager

You will be responsible for planning and managing incoming work in terms of time and resource, assigning technicians to tasks and ensuring productivity is maximised and deadlines adhered to, including leading, motivating, coaching the team, monitoring timekeeping and identifying training needs.

You will be responsible for quality checking, ordering parts, audit and compliance as well as health and safety.

You will be responsible for accurate documentation for each repair and maintaining a daily flow of quality job cards to Service Administrator/Costing Clerk for costing/invoicing and controlling WIP daily.

A strong relationship with the Parts Department must be maintained in order to maximise parts availability.

It is important to ensure a safe working environment in line with the Company’s Health and Safety Policy.

Competitive salary and company benefits

For further details write ring or email

Technician (Night Shift) flexibility to work days if required

Responsible to Workshop Manager

The job requires you to maintain and repair vehicles, HGVs, trailers and auxiliary equipment to VOSA, manufacturers and company standards reporting and documenting any faults to equipment.

Your will be required to complete all relevant paperwork e.g. service sheets, defect reports and job cards.

You will order parts when instructed and make sure these are booked to the correct job.

You will be expected to maintain a professional appearance, to undertake necessary training and to adhere to Company rules including Health and Safety requirements.

Competitive salary including company benefits.

Write ring or email for further details:-


“SJ Bargh is a family owned business with long established roots in the area and the agriculteral community of Lancaster.

The company has grown through excellent customer service and commitment to the milk industry and the specialist logistics we provide to our customer base, including warehousing and logistics, Scania Parts Dealership and 3rd Party HGV vehicle repairs and management.

As founding members of Pallet Force we are proud to be the largest inputter to the pallet network with our sister company RG Bassetts, aquired in June 2016.

The Shareholders, Board and Senior Management Team are committed to providing excellent service and value for our wide range of customers, whilst living up to our core values of Integrity – Respect – Loyalty



Head Office
Caton Road
Nr. Lancaster
Or email