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Area Van Driver

Newport

Posted 07/07/2024

£23,985 per annum

Top Reasons to Apply
  1. Would you love to work for a charity where we believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential?
  2. Sense is currently recruiting for an Area Driver to work 37.5 hours per week based out of our Newport Shop covering the South of Wales and part of Midlands as an area on a permanent basis.
  3. In addition, we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme, a great rewards scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.
Job Description

Are you looking for a new opportunity where you can be part of a fantastic team who deliver their very best at all times? Would you love to work for a charity where we believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential? If so, this could be the job you! 

Sense is currently recruiting for an Area Driver to work 37.5 hours per week based out of our Newport Shop covering the South of Wales and part of Midlands as an area on a permanent basis.

This is an exciting time to join our team and work in our network of over 120 shops as we continue our exciting shop growth programme. We are looking for someone to lead and inspire an enthusiastic team, drive delivery of standards, operational and customer service excellence - all to maximize vital income generation for the charity.

Some key areas of ownership for the successful applicant include:

  • The efficient transportation of donated and new stock to and from Sense retail units and warehouses as directed by the Area Manager
  • Operating a Sense vehicle within the rules and regulations governing driving hours as laid down by the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency and the Working Time Directive.
  • To maximise Gift Aid opportunities when collecting donated stock

Each year, over four million people buy an item from us, so our shops play a pivotal role in raising brand awareness and income to make a difference to the lives of the people we support. 

Key skills and experience:

  • Tact and diplomacy when dealing with colleagues and members of the public
  • Ability to work methodically, accurately and with attention to detail
  • Two years driving experience
  • This role will be driving a Luton Van, experience driving this type of van is desirable

This position requires the applicant to be willing to work Bank Holidays and weekends as required.

About Sense

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment.

In addition, we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme, a great rewards scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

 

Sense
Company Information

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. For over 60 years, Sense has developed an unrivalled depth of knowledge, skill and expertise to help people learn to communicate and express themselves – be it through speech or sign, touch or movement, gesture or sound, art or dance. Our experts offer personalised support through our centres, holidays and short breaks, or in people’s own homes. We are here for everyone who needs us, for as long as they need us – providing early intervention for children, helping young people access education, and supporting the transition into adulthood and beyond. In addition to practical support, we also offer information to families, and campaign for the rights of people with complex disabilities to take part in life.

Key Facts
  • Head Office:

    101 Pentonville Road
    London N1 9LG

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