Area Van Driver

Reference number: 47902

Title: Area Van Driver

Location: Crayford

Salary: £21,000 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Full time

Closing date: Sunday 7 August 2022

Interview date: To be confirmed

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

About the role

Are you looking for a new opportunity where you can be part of a fantastic team who are striving for customer excellence?  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, then this could be the job you!  No two days will be the same, this role is fast paced, diverse and certainly interesting....are you up for the challenge? If so, please read on.... 

Sense is currently recruiting for an Area Van Driver to work 37.5 hours per week at supporting our Donated Stock Team, based in Crayford.

This is an exciting time to join our team and work in our network of 120 shops as we continue to expand our shops. Each year, over four million people buy an item from us, so our shops play a pivotal role in raising funds to make a difference to the lives of those who find it difficult to communicate and connect with the world.

The succesful applicant will support with all aspects of the collection and delivery of stock. You will be responsible for the efficient transportation of donated and new stock to and from 
Sense retail units, donation stations and warehouses.

About you 

With previous delivery experience, our ideal candidate will possess good customer service skills and be comfortable working to tight deadlines. You must have the ability to lift and carry stock. 

A full UK driving licence is essential and to be able to drive a 7.5 ton van

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 and a generous annual leave entitlement.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates for interview; in relation to the Personal Specification. Therefore, it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines, job description and person specification (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

Please note to avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

No agency submissions please: any submissions without prior authorisation from the Sense Recruitment Team will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.

If you require any further assistance, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0121 415 6735 or recruitment@sense.org.uk

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore, all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to a DBS check; level dependant on the nature of the role.

For this role we particularly welcome applications from candidates from underrepresented ethnic minority backgrounds and candidates with disabilities. Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. Everyone's contribution is valued and we ensure they're given the opportunity to realise their potential. We welcome applications from talented people from all sections of the community who share our values and belief that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. For more information please visit: https://www.sense.org.uk/about-us/equality-and-diversity/

Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)