House Clearance Operative - 22.5 hours per week

Organisation: St Oswald's Hospice

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

Salary: £11,369 per annum actual salary

Job Type: 22.5 hours per week (Fixed term contract for 12 months)

Closing Date: 2023-02-20 23:59:00

Reference: Retail

This is a fixed term contract for 12 months. We are recruiting two people for this post.

As part of our wider support services we offer a professional full House Clearance Service to anyone who needs it. You do not need to have a connection to St Oswald’s Hospice to take advantage of this service. If you are moving home, have inherited a property or have a relative going into care, whatever the circumstances, we can help you. We are experts in providing comfort and care at some of the most difficult times of people’s lives. Our professional team will manage your house clearance quickly, efficiently and sensitively. You can feel happy knowing you are making a real difference to the lives of local people.

You will help contribute to fundraising of St Oswald’s Hospice to achieve maximum profit and sales targets and promoting the ideals of St Oswald’s Hospice through Retail & House Clearance operations.

You will:

  • Be able to drive Hospice vehicles up to 3.5 tonne
  • Have held a full driving licence for at least 2 years
  • Have basic secondary education but no formal qualifications
  • Be physically able to undertake the full remit of the role
  • Have a clean driving license including up to 3.5 tonne vehicle and is able to meet our insurance procedures

This role is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). 

Must be flexible to work irregular hours as demanded by the requirements of the post.

As a responsible healthcare organisation we must do our utmost to ensure the wellbeing and safety of our patients, staff and volunteers. Therefore, in line with government guidance, we actively encourage vaccination as the most important defence against the virus.  Following interview, successful candidates will be asked to declare their Covid-19 vaccination status.

You must have existing right to work in the UK for this role.

If you would like to download a detailed job description and person specification, please click here.

Want to find out more about why working in a Hospice could be the best job you’ve ever had?

Hospice UK have put together this short video which highlights many benefits of working in a Hospice by sharing the views of hospice professionals and what working in a hospice means to them. This video has been filmed with clinical care team members but we think it gives you a great idea what it’s like to work in a hospice in a non-clinical role too!

Closing Date: Monday 20th February 2023

Interview date: Friday 24th February 2023

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St Oswald’s is committed to equality and diversity and is an inclusive employer. We welcome applications from people of all ages, disability/non-disability, ethnicities, genders, religions, sexualities, transgender status, and cultural backgrounds.

We are a Disability Confident Committed Employer and will offer interviews to candidates who request to be considered under the disability confident scheme and meet the minimum requirements of the person specification.

Please note in situations where we experience high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, we will endeavour to meet this commitment but may have to limit the overall number of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. For more details please go to the Disability Confident website.

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