Senior Hire Controller


Reference: 32358
£30k - 35k per year
Closing Date: 16/11/2020
Greater London, North London, East London, South London, West London, Central London

Senior Hire Controller

Senior Hire Controller - up to £35,000 DOE

The Company

Our Client has been established for many years. During which time there has been some substantial investment in people, premises and equipment that has helped them to become the largest supplier in the region. However, they still believe that in these days of multi-national conglomerates, plant hire is a business built upon personal relationships.

They wish to strengthen their hire desk team with enthusiastic, amicable people who possess a flair for customer service within the hire sector and have the ability to discuss hire solutions in a relaxed and professional manner. This role would be suitable for an experienced hire controller who is looking to take a step up.

Responsibilities of the Senior Hire Controller 

  • To ensure all on and off hire orders are taken and processed correctly.
  • Supervise a small hire desk team
  • Customer queries are dealt with quickly.
  • Deal with sites and supervise breakdowns through the Workshop Manager.
  • Distribution of daily incoming and outgoing paperwork.
  • Report directly to the Plant Manager.
  • Liaise with customers, office and workshop team to ensure a high quality service.


  • PC literate, MS Office/Excel, Email and Internet
  • Excellent communication both written and verbal
  • Good clear and confident telephone manner
  • Ability to work under pressure to set deadlines and prioritise tasks
  • A confident and flexible attitude
  • Previous experience as a rental manager, senior hire controller, plant manager, or hire manager

This is a position we regularly recruit for, however in the majority of instances, these roles are not advertised for a variety of reasons.

PATH Recruitment are the Number 1 Leading UK Recruiters for the Plant, Access, Accommodation and related sectors. We have placed thousands of candidates within the last 18 years, into key positions.

In light of the impact relating to Covid-19, we would like to update you on our business contingency plan.

Before “lockdown” we had over 130 live vacancies across the South, Midlands and the North.

Our clients are now slowly releasing those vacancies and additional positions

If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience for this or similar roles please click apply to register your interest now.

Alternatively, If you currently work in the hire sector and wish to advance your career, please register on our Path recruitment website 

Once registered, our recruitment team can match you to current and future vacancies.


Capital Equipment, Construction Plant, Groundcare, Heavy Plant, Plant Hire, Tool Hire

Alternative Job Title(s):

Assistant Hire Controller,Assistant Manager,Hire Controller,Hire Desk Controller,Hire Manager,Rental Manager,Senior Hire Controller,Team Leader,Tool Hire Supervisor

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Talk to a consultant!

Talk to Rachel Simpson, our specialist consultant managing this position.

01933 667 229