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Thank you for your interest in becoming a freelance distributor for JB Publishing. Before we welcome you on board, there are a few things to note and comply with on your rounds:

  • Nothing contained in this agreement shall be construed or have effect as constituting any relationship of employer and employee between us and you or any Substitute. This agreement is a contract for the provision of services and not a contract of employment. This means that you are responsible for payment of all National Insurance, income tax and other form of taxation or social security cost in respect of yourself and any substitute.

  • You need to comply to these terms and conditions/rules.

  • You need to be at least 13 years or older, but if you’re under 18, you will need to be supervised by a parent/guardian.  There is no upper age restriction.

  • You must be in good health and able to walk around your distribution area(s) as indicated on the map(s) we give you, to carry (unless you have a vehicle) and deliver the publications.

  • We use an app called Roundcontrol to track you on your route when delivering publications. You (and any helpers) will therefore need an Apple or Android smartphone in order to download the app. Instructions on how to download and use the app can be found here.

  • You will need to be registered on our system in order to get your log in details when allocated to a round.

  • Reliable, trustworthy and motivated.

  • You need to be available on a monthly basis.

  • You will receive a text in advance each month to confirm your availability.

  • We’ll deliver the magazines/leaflets to your home address that you give us, usually on the Thursday or Friday before the weekend they need to be delivered by. You’ll have a minimum of 4 days to complete your delivery round(s). If you would like to collect the magazines from us, this can be arranged if you let us know your preference.


  • We pay £0.07p per magazine delivered to each home (i.e. £7 per 100) Depending on your speed, fitness and area being covered, it is possible to cover approx.. 70 – 120 houses per hour.
  • Once we receive your completion report and the area is fully tracked, we will pay you via bank transfer. Payments will be run on the 15th of each month or the next working day.
  • In addition to the above payments, we also have leaflets to insert and deliver with the magazines. Leaflets are not guaranteed each month. We pay an extra 50p per 100 leaflets. You will need to insert the leaflets before you go out on your round.
  • If we find that publications aren’t being delivered as instructed, we will seek to recover payments from you depending on the severity of your breach of these terms.
  • If you have excess copies left over, please let us know and we will advise where you should drop them.

PLEASE NOTE: Most of our advertisers and their friends and family live in the areas you are distributing to, and they expect to receive the magazines/leaflets each month. If we find that the magazine has not been distributed correctly we will seek to recover any payments made. This also applies if we find any magazines dumped and not distributed.


  • Once you’ve completed at least 3 rounds on a regular basis, we’ll need at least 28 days’ notice if you can no longer continue these.
  • Unless you give notice sooner, we’ll give you 28 days’ notice if we no longer need you.
  • For temporary unavailability (like sickness or a holiday) please let us know immediately by text. If out of business hours, please phone us on 07581 309007.



  • Take your mobile phone with you and follow the steps to turn on the tracking feature in the app and make sure your route is being tracked. If you’re unsure of anything, then please contact us on 01454 527927
  • When picking up heavy items, like a bundle of publications, always follow the correct lifting technique as shown in the Health & Safety Guidelines for Lifting and Delivering and which is also attached to this Terms Sheet for Freelancer Distributors.
  • Observe the latest safety standards in relation to Covid-19 – mainly:
    • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after a round;
    • Wear a facemask if you feel it necessary;
    • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing;
    • Avoid touching your face regularly, or if you do – wear a mask
  • Plan your route so you’re delivering to all of one side of a street first, and try not to cross your tracks too much, as it will only take you longer.
  • Tick off each street or property on your map, so you know where you’ve covered.
  • Open and close gates properly.
  • Always be professional and courteous.
  • Post only one copy per letterbox/property
  • Make sure publications are actually fully pushed through the letterbox, so they land on the other side (but don’t use too much force as to damage the publications or letterbox)
  • Notify another adult, like your parent or partner, that you are going on a distribution round. It would also be a good idea to let them have a copy of your map and to give them an estimate of when you will be back.
  • Wear appropriate road-safe equipment with reflective strips, for example, if you are on your round when it’s getting dark.


  • Do not litter or cause any other antisocial behaviour on your rounds, or as otherwise a representative of us. You must report any arguments or contentious situations to us that you encounter on your rounds (whether or not caused by you).
  • If a property has notice of “no junk mail” or something similar, then please do not post publications to them. Equally, if someone actually tells you that they do not want a publication, then don’t try and give it to them or post it elsewhere.
  • If there’s no letterbox or other means of posting a publication inside a property, then do not just leave publications on the doorstep or anywhere else.
  • If a letterbox is not instantly visible at the front of the property, then do not go searching the grounds for one. Simply make a note of it for us.
  • Do not enter anyone’s home for whatever reason.
  • Do not enter a property if there is a dog running free in the garden.
  • Do not put your fingers through letterboxes.
  • Do not accept offers of help from anyone who is not also a distributor for us.
  • Do not undertake a round when it is dark at night.
  • Do not take shortcuts through gardens, woods, vegetation or wasteland.
  • Do not use bikes, skateboards, roller-skates or a loud motorised vehicle on your rounds.
  • Do not wear headphones, as this can make you unaware of your surroundings, especially when crossing the road.

WHAT IS A GOOD HANDLING TECHNIQUE?                                  

Stop and Think

  • Think before doing anything. Should you be doing the task at all? How heavy is the load? Where is it going? Can or should you carry it on your own? If you are going to lift a long vertical distance, e.g. from floor to shoulder, can you rest mid-way through the lift?

Stand Close

  • Stand as close as possible to the load, placing the feet slightly apart to give a stable base. The leading leg should be placed as far forward as is comfortable.

Bend the Knees

  • A good posture should be adopted by bending the knees and keeping the back straight. Do not however bend the knees too fully or kneel as this will reduce lifting power. The bend should be such that the hands when gripping the load as near to waist level as possible.

Grip the Load Firmly

  • A secure grip is essential, and a hook grip is less tiring than keeping the fingers straight. Where a change of grip is necessary it should be made as smoothly as possible.

Lift Smoothly

  • Raising the head, the lift should be as smooth as possible and fully controlled. Lift with the legs, maintaining good momentum, leverage and balance.

Move the Feet

  • If a turning movement is necessary, keep the back straight and avoid twisting movements.

Keep the Load Close

  • Make the load part of the body by holding it as close as possible for as long as possible. Where a close approach to the load is not practicable try to slide it towards you before attempting to lift. Where this is not possible (e.g. unloading from the boot of a car) stand as close as possible. Bend the knees if possible and if not, brace the body by pressing the knees against a solid object. Bend at the hips keeping the head and back in a straight line. Lift gradually, using legs, buttocks and stomach muscles.

Place the Load with Care

  • Put the load down first on the edge of a surface.

We look forward to welcoming you onboard.

Do let us know if you have any questions!