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Retail Van Driver & Furniture Mover

Retail Van Driver & Furniture Mover

Job number: 26080071

Job Title: Retail Van Driver & Furniture Mover

Salary: £9,186

Location: Haywards Heath

Duration: Part Time

Hours: 22.5- hour week. 8.30am-4.30pm Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday.

Benefits: Free car parking, 25 days annual leave + 8 bank holidays (pro rata), pension and free refreshments.

Are you a great team player, friendly, approachable and enjoy providing great customer service? As a Van Driver & Furniture Mover you will effectively support day-to-day activities of the distribution service, central sorting and charity shops. The right candidate will ideally have previous furniture removal experience and plenty of drive and enthusiasm and be fit and strong for this busy and physical role.

The Van Driver & Furniture Mover will act as an ambassador for the charity as you will be out on the road collecting donated items of furniture, bric-a-brac and clothing to and from customers' homes and the 8 retail shops and warehouses.

The successful candidate must have a full, clean driving license and will be required to drive Luton vans up to 3.5t, Category B. Please note that this role involves heavy lifting and the post holder has responsibility to take reasonable care of self and others in relation to risk, health and safety and will be required to work within appropriate policies and procedures.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Ensure donated goods, rubbish & discarded clothing is regularly cleared from the warehouse for recycling
  • Help keep an accurate record of goods being stored each day for weekly collections
  • Collect donated furniture and deliver it to either the Warehouse or one of the Charity shops
  • Occasionally the Driver will be called upon, together with the Assistant, will decide whether an item is suitable for sale, if not will have to politely refuse/ offer to take to the 'tip', collecting appropriate disposal fee
  • Liaise regularly with the Retail Office Team for daily schedules of deliveries
  • Ensure that all items being transported in the van are appropriately secured and wrapped to prevent damage in transit
  • General cleaning, clearing and maintaining of Warehouse
  • Ensure good maintenance and general upkeep of vehicles used
  • Keep daily records of mileage
  • Collect any communications from Shop Managers and deliver them to the Head of Retail and deliver any paperwork, stationary, posters or publicity materials as required to the Shop Managers

The Person:

  • Team player, friendly and approachable
  • Enjoy providing great customer service
  • Ideally previous furniture removal experience
  • Fit and strong for the busy and physical role
  • Professional, sensitive and diplomatic towards customers at all times
  • Organised and methodical manner towards storage of goods

Travail Employment Group is operating as an Employment Agency. Once you click to apply for this job your application will be immediately received by Travail Employment Group. If your application is successful a consultant will be in contact with you within the next 7 days. If you do not hear within 7 days you have unfortunately not been successful on this occasion.

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