Driver & Warehouse Operative

Based at Kiln Farm, Milton Keynes

35 hours per week, including weekends on a rota basis

£21,559 per annum (£11.84 per hour)

Due to expansion within our Warehouse and Retail portfolio, we are looking for a highly motivated Warehouse Operative & Driver to support our Kiln Farm Distribution Centre team.

You will be responsible for the collection and delivery duties of furniture and sellable items on behalf of Willen Hospice, supporting the delivery of an efficient warehouse operation.  You will also support the day-to-day running of the Distribution Centre, ensuring that good quality merchandise is sent to our retail shops.

The successful candidate will have good organisational, communication and interpersonal skills, a full driving license and previous experience of van driving.  Furniture delivery and/or warehouse experience is also an advantage.

About the Warehouse

Our Kiln Farm Warehouse, based in Milton Keynes, is the hub of our retail operation. Taking in a huge variety of new and donated goods including furniture, clothing, bric-a-brac and books; these are then sorted and dispatched to our customers, our shops, or recycled – all to raise vital income for Willen Hospice to provide care to our patients and their families.

In return for your skills and experience, you can expect:-

  • To join a supportive and caring team
  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 35 days pro rata (inclusive of statutory and bank holidays)
  • Employer enhanced auto-enrolment pension scheme
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption and sick pay provision
  • Ongoing commitment to education and professional development
  • Blue Light Card discounts (with membership)
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme

About the Hospice:

Set in the tranquil grounds of Willen Lake, Willen Hospice is the leading provider of specialist palliative care within the Milton Keynes area. We offer 24 hour / seven days a week palliative care to people who have advanced disease, caring for people in our Inpatient Unit which accommodates 15 patients and the local community. Our person centred care is delivered with compassion and respect for people’s wishes. We have an expanding Therapeutic & Wellbeing service offering Psychological Wellbeing, Social Care, Physiotherapy, Occupational and Complementary Therapy.  Our dedicated Business Development teams and retail portfolio of shops raise vital funds to deliver this care.

Due to restrictions within our insurance policy we are only able to accept applications from applicants who are aged 25 years and over and have held a Full UK driving license for at least 2 years.

To apply, please use the “Apply Here” button below

Closing date: 17 June 2024

Interview date: 27 June 2024

In a typical year...
£11.23
our cost, per minute
11,000
phone calls to patients at home
600
fabulous volunteers
700
patients cared for at home
3,200
home visits
300
patients at the hospice
18,000
of cups of tea
290
counselling sessions
We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.