ReStore Ambassador/ Delivery Driver

We are looking for a full-time Delivery Driver to drive our trucks daily and support with picking up, dropping off, unloading, sorting, staging and transporting donated items to our ReStore warehouse.

 

What is the role?  ReStore Ambassador/ Delivery Driver
Reporting to Store Manager
Salary £24,500 – £27,700
Contract This is a full time, permanent role (Monday – Friday)
Where will I work? This role is based from Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore retail location at 8-16 High St Romford.

 

We are thrilled to announce that Habitat for Humanity GB is making a huge impact in the community! Our dedicated team is working tirelessly to provide safe and affordable housing for families in need. ReStore enables local people to improve their home for less, provides learning opportunities for volunteers from different abilities and backgrounds, and diverts tons of reusable waste from landfill. Let’s make a difference together with Habitat for Humanity GB!

 

About Habitat for Humanity GB

Habitat for Humanity Great Britain (Habitat GB) is part of the global Habitat for Humanity Federation fighting global poverty and homelessness. We believe that a decent home helps to permanently break the cycle of poverty and allows families to achieve strength, stability, and self-reliance.

In support of our mission, Habitat GB is introducing a new home improvement retail store to Great Britain called Habitat ReStore, which sells donated home furnishings, appliances, and renovation materials.  Habitat has already successfully introduced ReStore to other parts of its global network, including in the USA, Canada and Ireland, with all proceeds helping us ensure more people have access to decent homes.  

Habitat GB is growing. We are an innovative, entrepreneurial social enterprise that has been increasing our capacity for impact each and every year. Together, we are building a better, more inclusive world for everyone.

Habitat for Humanity is leading the way in addressing one of the most pressing issues of our time:  the need for affordable homes. We are a home builder, a fundraiser, and a thought leader.  In support of our operations, Habitat operates a retail home improvement store called Habitat ReStore, which sells donated home furnishings, appliances, and renovation materials, with all proceeds helping provide opportunities for safe decent affordable homes.  

 

Job Purpose

Do you have a valid driver’s license and love working with people?  If so this role is for you!

Working with volunteers he Donation Collection Driver will be responsible for the collection of donated material, safely packing the ReStore Truck, returning to store and unpacking. They will also deputise for the ReStore Manager to ensure excellent customer service in ReStore.

 

Habitat for Humanity is looking for a full-time Delivery Driver to drive our trucks daily and support with picking up, dropping off, unloading, sorting, staging, and transporting donated items to our ReStore warehouse. Under the supervision of the Store Manager the Delivery Driver is an advocate of our organization and delivers exceptional customer service to our donors, volunteers, and stakeholders. They communicate effectively and ensure a safe, and efficient work environment every day. 

 

Why Join Us?

  • A meaningful opportunity to make an impact and help your local community 
  • 25 days of holidays plus bank holidays!
  • Never work nights!
  • Volunteer opportunities to support Habitat for Humanity
  • Growth and development opportunities
  • The pride of being part of a highly respected, high profile global charity.

 

Job Description & Duties

  • Safely operate straight truck or truck (18ft-26ft) and mechanical lifting devices including manual pallet truck, hand truck, and dollies
  • Drive to pick up donations, according to a predetermined route (i.e., homes, stores, corporate offices, etc.) and drop-offs to sites (ReStore)
  • Adhere to legal driving standards and regulations.
  • Deliver exceptional customer service to volunteers, donors, and stakeholders.
  • Conduct daily inspections and complete pre- and post-trip reports of company vehicles and equipment (truck, forklift, shrink wrapper, pump trucks, dollies)
  • Assist with loading and unloading materials from donors and in the store.
  • Deputise as Asst Store Manager where required.
  • Identify safety hazards and complete daily and monthly health and safety inspections.
  • Represent Habitat for Humanity GB as a Brand Ambassador by modelling our values and guiding principles.

 

Person Specification

  • 3 years or more experience driving a 18ft – 26ft truck.
  • Must be 25 years and above in age.
  • Valid  driver’s license and a clean driver’s abstract/insurance are required.
  • Pickup & delivery, construction, and warehouse experience (or other relevant experience) is required.
  • Customer service experience is considered an asset.
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to perform heavy lifting (up to 50 lbs) and walk, stand, sit, stair climb, and travel on a regular basis.
  • Safety boots required: CSA approved safety footwear to be always worn.
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to effectively listen and provide instructions.
  • Enjoys dealing with the public and has excellent customer service skills.
  • Works well independently and as part of a team.
  • Friendly and helpful demeanour
  • Trustworthy and accountable
  • Punctual, reliable and has a good attendance record.

 

This role is not eligible for UK Visa Sponsorship – the successful applicant will need to have a pre-existing Right to Work in the UK in order to be offered an employment contract.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Great Britain throughout the duration of their employment with Habitat for Humanity GB. Proof of eligibility will be required.

Habitat for Humanity GB is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Habitat for Humanity GB is committed to ensuring a barrier-free, accessible and inclusive work environment. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Upon individual request, we will endeavor to remove barriers to the hiring process to accommodate candidates with disabilities, providing the applicant has met the bonafide requirements of the employment position. Please inform us should accommodation be required at any point during the recruitment and selection process.

 

Start Your Habitat Journey

We want the recruitment process to give you the opportunity to share your skills and experience, and to find out more about Habitat. You are welcome to get in touch and arrange an informal chat with a member of the team before submitting an application. To apply for the role, please send us your CV and a cover letter telling us about yourself, how you meet the person specification, and your motivation for applying – we don’t expect this to be more than two sides of A4. Email it to svijaywargiya@habitatforhumanity.org.uk

The deadline for applications is 22 May 2024 (at 11:59 pm).

 

As part of our selection process, the successful candidate must receive clearance by a police background check.

Selected candidates will be contacted to agree a suitable time for interview.

Please note that we do not reimburse any expenses incurred during interviews.

 

We’d prefer to hear directly from applicants – we won’t be working with third party recruiters on this role. 

This post profile is not set in stone. It gives insight into the main purpose of the role, and expected responsibilities, but it might be reviewed in the future to meet the changing requirements of Habitat for Humanity GB – any changes will be made in discussion with the post-holder. 

Habitat for Humanity requires that all employees take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguard our intended beneficiaries, their communities, and all those with whom we work.  Managers at all levels have responsibilities to support and develop systems that create and maintain an environment that prevents harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse,

We thank all applicants for their interest in Habitat for Humanity GB, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.