Distribution Driver

Recruitment Genius
09 Nov 2016
05 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Part Time
This is a fantastic opportunity to join the local Hospice for Harrow and Brent. This position is to deliver required equipment to the shops and to clear excess rubbish from them. To assist with the collection/delivery of furniture and bulky donated goods. To cover the furniture van or assist the Maintenance personnel. He/she will report directly to the Operations Manager. The jobholder is expected to conduct him or herself in a polite and helpful manner, and be sensitive to the possibility that their donors may have suffered a recent bereavement.

You will help raise funds for the Hospice by collecting and deliverying donated furniture and household items to sell in the shops to the general public, and by the provision of a general delivery/collection service to all the Hospices shops and assist with the collection and disposal of rubbish.

Main Duties

- To collect excess rubbish from all the shops.
- To collect small van collections and deliver to all shops.
- To ensure that goods collected comply with Trading Standards Regulations.
- To maintain effective working relationships with managers, colleagues, paid staff, volunteers and community contacts in order to achieve business objectives and create a positive and happy atmosphere.
- To report any accidents immediately they have occurred.
- To ensure that the vans are kept clean both inside and out and to report faults as soon as they arise.
- To assist in other duties as they arise.
- To provide a courteous and helpful service to the public.
- To comply with their Charity Shops procedures and policies.
- To promote the work of the Hospice to the general public.
- To collect and deliver furniture and household items, some of which are both heavy and bulky.
- To help display incoming heavy items and assist the Manager at the end of the day to leave the shop in an attractive and tidy condition.
- To ensure that storage areas are kept in an orderly and tidy condition when bringing in donated items.

Training will be given in all aspects of the position.

Attendance at training sessions elsewhere may occasionally be required.

Hours as required to carry out duties, but are estimated 22.5hours per week.

Holidays are twenty-five days per year plus bank holidays.

A Contributory Pension Scheme is available.

The position is subject to a three-month probationary period.

Person Specification


- Valid driving licence.
- Physically able to undertake some heavy lifting, (training provided)
- Good communication skills, friendly courteous style.
- Previous van driving experience.
- Experience of working with others as a team.
- Experience of dealing with the public.
- Be able to read and comprehend written instructions and complete forms.
- Be able to read maps and follow directions.
- Good organisational skills.
- Commitment to equal opportunities.