Harrogate, North Yorkshire (On-site)
£19,048 per year
Permanent, Part-time, 37 hours per week, Full-time
Job description

Retail Van Driver & Facilities Assistant

Harrogate with travel to other locations in Yorkshire

£19,048 per annum

Full time – 5 days (Mon-Fri with occasional weekends) however we will consider part time applications.


The Role

This is a newly created role and offers a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about delivering high quality customer care with professionalism and integrity. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are vital for this role as there will be frequent contact with members of the public.

Reporting to the Retail Operations Manager, the Retail Van Driver and Facilities Assistant will provide support to the Retail team. You will be involved in the daily scheduling of collections and deliveries. You will be working with other retail drivers/handypersons, retail staff and volunteers.

Specifically, you will:

· Carry out deliveries and 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 during these periods.

· Assist in the general upkeep of all charity premises and fabric, including all minor repairs – painting and general maintenance.

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

· 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.

· Assist with the preparation at fundraising events, shows, stalls, etc as and when required. This may include the transportation and putting up/taking down of tents, awnings, and banners etc.

· Undertake additional or other duties outside the key job duties within the team and across the charity, as the charity may reasonably require.


About You

To be considered for this role, you will need:

- Ideally to be educated to GCSE level or equivalent.

- To be a competent and experienced driver with a good standard of driving, including navigation and manoeuvring and have the ability to drive a variety of vehicles, including large vans, across Yorkshire.

- A full UK driving licence with less than 6 penalty points.

- Knowledge and understanding of manual handling as this role involves lifting and moving stock items, donation bags and on occasions, furniture.

- To be organised with good time management skills as well as being capable of prioritising workloads and able to adapt to changing deadlines.

- An ability to work both within a team and use own initiative.

- To be competent in the use of Microsoft Outlook, Word & Excel.

- Good written and numeric skills.


About Us

Yorkshire Cancer Research is the largest independent cancer charity in England. With an ambitious goal of saving 2000 lives a year, it is an exciting time to be joining the charity. Every week in Yorkshire almost 600 people are told they have cancer, by working for Yorkshire Cancer Research you are helping to protect and save these lives.

Yorkshire is big, beautiful and diverse and, as an inclusive employer, our aim is that our workforce reflects the rich diversity of our region. We believe a diverse workforce is central to us achieving our strategic goal of saving more lives in our region. 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 our 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 Harrogate 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 Retail Van Driver and Facilities Assistant, you will strive for excellence in everything you do, have integrity, champion expertise through improvement and innovation and be a great team player. To find out more about our values and how important they are to us, please visit our website.



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

To apply please submit a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to Claire Wooldridge, People Partner before 23rd January 2022. Please read our privacy notice before applying.

The charity is a responsible and flexible employer. We welcome any discussion for flexible working at 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.

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Posted on: 07 January 2022
Closed date: 23 January 2022 at 23:30
Tags: Retail, Vocational/Services

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