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Driver's Assistant/Driver

Driver's Assistant/Driver
Essential Needs (Community Furniture Store of Harrogate & District)
Description of the role:

Essential Needs is the Harrogate Boroughs community furniture store and have been supplying quality used furniture, electrical appliances and other household items to those who need it most since 1995. We collect donated furniture items from around the whole of the Harrogate Borough and drop them off to be checked, tested and ultimately sold in our Harrogate based store. We also offer a delivery service to customers buying items from our store. As a drivers assistant you will accompany the driver when collecting and delivering furniture and assist with general warehouse duties. There may also be an opportunity to drive the van if you are over 25 and have a relevant and clean driving licence.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

Enthusiastic. Physically fit and strong. An interest in offering good customer service. Ability to follow instructions when given. Willingness to learn. Ability to work as part of a team.

Practical information:

We ask for a commitment of at least half a day a week (8.30 to 12.30 or 12.30 to 16.00) preferably on the same day for the purposes of planning collections and deliveries. We are very close to public transport links on Leeds Road. We provide an induction and training to complete all aspects of the job.


Additional Information
DBS check needed: No
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Age 17+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
Back Gladstone Street
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 11.02.2019
Organisation Information

Essential Needs is a registered local charity that collects good quality furniture, electrical items and other household goods from generous donors and sells them on at nominal cost to those on low income or income based benefits. Many of our clients are excluded from traditional sources of furniture. By providing low cost furniture we help our clients to gain stability and comfort by helping then create a home in which to live. Essential Needs also offers volunteering opportunities for those interested in helping people within their local community. We have opportunities within retail and customer care and collecting and delivering furniture.

Charity number: 1108046