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DRIVER VACANCIES

Foundations Furniture is seeking two new part time drivers to join our charity based in the Teams area of Gateshead. 

Vacancy 1:  21 hours per week (3 days) £7.50 per hour*

Vacancy 2: 14 hours per week (2 days) £7.50 per hour*

*BOTH ROLES INVOLVE WORKING UP TO 35 HOURS PER WEEK DURING ANNUAL LEAVE AND SICKNESS OF THE OTHER DRIVER

Hours worked are 9am to 4:30pm, no weekends.

 

The key roles of this post will include:

-To be responsible for the collection and return of the vehicle to/from the depot each day.  
-To be responsible for the safety and road worthiness of the van, e.g. water, oil, petrol, tyres, lights etc. 
-To be responsible for volunteers whilst under your supervision
-To be responsible for the safe collection and delivery of all furniture
-To safely dispose of any unwanted items.
-To load and unload goods
-To operate criteria for collection and delivery of all furniture and to complete all relevant paperwork
-On occasions may be required to carry out duties and responsibilities undertaken by the warehouse operative in times of absence, including dealing with customers, maintaining showroom displays and storage of furniture
-A flexible approach to working arrangements will be required.

Please note that the role is physically demanding, requiring safe lifting and handling of bulky items.

A basic driving test in our van will be carried out and you will receive in-house manual handling guidance.

Essential Requirements

  • Must be over 25 year of age for insurance purposes
  • Good experience of driving in the Gateshead area
  • Must have experience of driving a van of 3.5 tonnes 
  • Full, clean driving licence 
  • Able to communicating clearly and effectively both orally and in writing
  • Able to work as part of a team whilst supervising the drivers mates. 

Desirable Requirements

  • Knowledge of health and safety
  • Knowledge of our charity
  • English and Maths GCSE or equivalent
  • Experience of driving a Luton Box van
  • Manual Handling

To request an application form, please email us at vacancies@teamwork-dt.co.uk. Closing date to return application forms is midnight 24th September 2017.

May be subject to a DBS check. 

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