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VACANCY - Delivery Driver

Location:  Teams, Gateshead

Hours: 14 hours per week (2 days – Mondays and Tuesdays)*

Hourly Rate of Pay: £7.83 per hour


Previous applicants need not reapply.

Job Description: To provide a collection and delivery service of furniture to households across Gateshead and surrounding areas. 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

  • Good experience of driving in the Gateshead area
  • Must have experience of driving a van of 3.5 tonnes or similar large vehicle of at least 3.5 tonnes 
  • Full driving licence with no more than 3 points. 
  • Able to communicating clearly and effectively both orally and in writing
  • Able to work as part of a team whilst supervising the drivers mates. 
  • Able to work overtime up to 35 hours per week during annual leave/sickness absence of colleagues (weekdays only, between 9am and 4:30pm)


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 on Monday 28th May 2018.


May be subject to a DBS check. 

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