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Yorkshire Cancer Research, Harrogate (On-site)
FTE of £23,088.00 per annum (pro-rated to £14,040 per annum based on 22.5 hours per week)
Posted 3 days ago Quick Apply
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Harrogate, North Yorkshire (On-site) 1.24 miles
FTE of £23,088.00 per annum (pro-rated to £14,040 per annum based on 22.5 hours per week)
Part-time (Part time – 22.5 hours to cover 3 days weekly, may include weekends)

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Job description

Van Driver and Donation Centre Assistant  

Harrogate, North Yorkshire - with travel around Yorkshire in company vehicles 

Hours: Part-time - 22.5 hours to cover 3 days weekly, may include weekends 

We are committed to paying the Real Living Wage. 

About Us 

Yorkshire is one of the regions hardest hit by cancer. Together, we can change this.

Yorkshire Cancer Research is a charity dedicated to funding research so that you and those you love live longer healthier lives, free of cancer. 

Thanks to supporters, the charity funds vital cancer research and pioneers innovative new services for people with cancer. These life-giving medical breakthroughs are helping more people survive cancer – in Yorkshire, and beyond.

As an inclusive employer, our aim is to ensure our workforce reflects the rich diversity of our region. We believe a diverse workforce is vital to us taking action to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer more effectively in Yorkshire. We offer equal opportunities regardless of race, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnerships. 

The Benefits 

We offer all employees a wide range of benefits including an enhanced contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays (increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service), flexible working arrangements, private medical insurance, enhanced maternity leave, career progression, learning and development, wellbeing initiatives, offices within walking distance of Hornbeam Park train station, free onsite parking and a whole lot more. 

We’ve got a strong set of values that inform everything we do and we’re looking for people who are aligned with these. As our Van Driver and Donation Centre Assistant you will put people in Yorkshire at the heart of everything you do, unite with colleagues and other organisations in this cause, and dare to think big and bold to make positive solutions happen. 

The Role 

As our Van Driver and Donation Centre Assistant, you will be part of the team responsible for ensuring the efficient running of the donation centre.

Supporting the Donation Centre Manager, the primary focus of your role is to deliver stock to our retail shops across Yorkshire in a timely manner. However, at busy times you will also be required to assist with sorting and selecting of stock, collecting and accepting donations at the centre or from donors, assisting with general maintenance tasks and supporting with the removal of general waste through the appropriate channels whilst working in compliance with all relevant Health and Safety legislation and our Driving for Work policy. 

Specifically, you will: 

  • Carry out deliveries of donated stock to shops ensuring that the shops receive the stock that they have requested from the Donation Centre. 

  • Complete collections of furniture and goods across Yorkshire, including the disposal of waste materials, as directed.

  • Assist with the moving of furniture and other goods between shops and the Donation Centre. There will also be a requirement to collect goods from donors.

  • Be responsible for day-to-day vehicle maintenance, including completion of the weekly vehicle maintenance checklist and daily visual checks. 

  • Create a positive, professional, warm welcome for all visitors when accepting donations.

  • Seek opportunities to actively engage with visitors to enhance their visit and further promote the profile of the charity. 

  • Be responsible for assessing the quality of goods collected, including furniture which will include declining donations that are unsuitable for sale and may contravene the Sales of Goods Act 1979. 

  • In the absence of the Donation Centre Managers, monitor the Donation Centre email inbox daily for Stock Requests from shops and ensure that the Donation Centre team have prepared the stock in line with the weekly delivery schedule. 

  • Support with the sorting and selecting of stock, as required or directed by the Donation Centre Manager. 

  • Assist with basic maintenance tasks at all sites, including: 

  • Minor repairs to fixtures and fittings 

  • Basic grounds/exterior maintenance 

  • Painting & decorating 

  • Work safely at all times, adhering to the hazards highlighted in associated risk assessments and within own personal abilities.  

  • Where tasks require a relevant tradesperson, raise it to the Shop Manager and/or Facilities Manager so that the appropriate trade can be organised. 

  • Have a basic working knowledge of the Yorkshire Cancer Research compliance system (EVERY), including reacting to and closing reactive tasks at properties.

About You 

To be considered for this role, you will need: 

  • To be educated to at least GCSE standard or equivalent, including Maths and English. 

  • To have proof of your eligibility to work in the UK. 

  • To have a full UK driving licence with less than 6 penalty points. 

  • To have the ability and willingness to travel across Yorkshire. 

  • To have good general driving skills including navigation and manoeuvring. 

  • To have good geographical knowledge of Yorkshire and the surrounding area is desirable. 

  • To be a competent and experienced driver with the ability to drive a variety of vehicles, including large vans.

  • To have knowledge and understanding of manual handling as this role involves lifting and moving stock items, donation bags and on occasions, furniture 

  • To be highly organised with good time management skills.

  • To be able to prioritise workload, meet deadlines and adapt to changing deadlines. 

  • To be able to demonstrate a good standard of written and numeracy skills or confident in using available tools to support with this. 

  • To be passionate about delivering good customer service both internally and externally.

  • To have good communication and interpersonal skills.

  • To have the ability to work within a team and alongside others. 

  • To be able to motivate self and others and be positively receptive to change. 


Before applying, please visit our Careers Page to view the full role profile and find out more about working for Yorkshire Cancer Research.

To apply please submit a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to Claire Wooldridge, Head of People, before 30 April 2024. Please read our privacy notice before applying. 

Yorkshire Cancer Research is a responsible and flexible employer.  We welcome any discussion for flexible working at the interview/offer stage where we will consider an individual’s circumstances against the needs of the charity. 

We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates from all backgrounds. If we can make any reasonable adjustments to support your application, please contact us via our website. 

Application resources
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Yorkshire Cancer Research View profile Company size Size: 101 - 500
Posted on: 16 April 2024
Closing date: 30 April 2024 at 23:59
Tags: Retail,Volunteer Management

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