Job Overview

Location
Southend-on-Sea, England
Job Type
Full Time
Salary
£18,462 - £19,698 Per Year
Date Posted
16 days ago

Additional Details

Job ID
28232
Job Views
3

Job Description

Do you believe everyone should have a place to call home and the chance to lead a fulfilling life? Do you have experience of driving a medium sized van?

If this sounds like you, please read on…

Van Driver - Furniture Shops

Salary grade Point 3, £18,462 rising incrementally to Point 6, £19,698 per annum

Southend-on-Sea

Permanent

Full Time (37 Hours per week)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Van Driver at this Charity’s Furniture Shop.

You will be responsible for assisting the Charity Shops Area Manager, Charity Shops Manager and existing Van Team with daily operations, supporting the delivery of sales and profit targets for the shop by collecting and delivering goods.

You will have the enthusiasm, energy and 'can do' approach that will ensure you meet the challenges and expectations of warehouse operations, to collect, load and deliver stock to and from customers across a wide range of furniture product in a given geographical area, supporting the delivery and improvement of sales and profit targets for the furniture shop.

Main purpose of the job:

  • Collecting and delivering goods, both from donors’ homes and between our current network of five Charity Shops.
  • Ensuring safe working practices are observed when lifting and carrying heavy items.
  • Liaising with donors and customers regarding collections and deliveries, providing an excellent quality of service to help ensure repeat custom, and completing paperwork as required.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience of driving a medium-sized van (Luton or equivalent) and hitting collection and delivery deadlines.
  • Have a full clean driving license permitting the driving of Category B vehicles.
  • Have the ability to communicate across a range of channels, including face to face, telephone and email, and an ability to accurately relay information between colleagues and management.
  • Be flexible and able to go above and beyond to achieve results, including the ability to work weekends.
  • Have empathy and understanding for homeless people.

The starting benefits package includes:

  • 25 days annual leave (pro-rata), plus Bank Holidays,
  • a contributory pension scheme and
  • the opportunity to work with colleagues that strive to transform lives

Closing Date: Thursday 15th July 2021 (Midday)

Shortlisting: Friday 16th July 2021

Interviews: Friday 23rd July 2021 (the interviews will be online via Zoom)

About the Charity

Our client is a growing Southend-on-Sea based charity working to prevent homelessness and help vulnerable and socially excluded people to transform their lives. Each day their staff and volunteers work with individuals to tackle the underlying causes of homelessness, such as poor mental health or drug and alcohol dependency. From supporting people in crisis to helping them take the final steps towards independence and employment, they make a difference to over 1,000 lives every year.

How to apply for the Van Driver job in Southend-on-Sea

To apply for the Van Driver job, please click apply today and you will be directed to the company website where you can download and complete the application form.

Your completed application should then be posted or emailed to the company quoting Ref: VAN

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE COMPANY DOES NOT ACCEPT CVs.

IF YOU WISH TO APPLY FOR THE VACANCY ADVERTISED BELOW, YOU MUST COMPLETE THE JOB APPLICATION FORM ABOVE.

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You must be eligible to work in the UK.

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