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Vehicle Upkeep Volunteers

We need volunteers to help our Maintenance Team with looking after the Chestnut Tree House vehicles, either at the hospice itself near Arundel or our Eastbourne base


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Why we want you:

We need you to assist the Maintenance Team in the upkeep of the Chestnut Tree House vehicle fleet. This includes cars used by our community nurses and our minibuses used to take patients out on day trips and to bring them to the hospice. It is important for us to ensure they are in a safe and road-worthy condition whenever in use.

The role will involve:

An opportunity to be part of a team and be able to work independently at times on low risk tasks.

Undertaking and completing the various checks that you would do on our own car at home, such as checking the lights, oil levels, tyre pressures and water levels, as well as keeping them in a presentable condition. This role does not expect the volunteer to act as a mechanic as the vehicles are still serviced annually by a local garage.

We will provide you with induction training which will include an Introduction to the Hospice, Health and Safety Awareness and relevant on the job training.

Your skills:

  • Capability to carry out basic vehicle safety and running checks.
  • Willingness to undertake training on Manual Handling, Health & Safety and the Control of Hazardous Substances (COSHH) and the use of specific maintenance tools where appropriate
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Ability to use small hand tools i.e. screwdriver
  • Ability to use maintenance apparatus including battery driven equipment, pressure washer and small steps/ladder
  • Competent in handling materials identified as hazardous in the COSHH register and the use of power tools
  • Flexible, adaptable and willing to work on your own or part of our team
  • Reliable and good time-keeping
  • Physically able to carry out allocated tasks
  • An insight into children with disabilities and the needs of their families

Mandatory requirements:

  • You will also need to have been approved by the Disclosure and Barring Service
  • Understand the importance of confidentiality
  • Any personal grief resolved

To apply for this role, please download our application form and return to volunteers@stbh.org.uk. The subject box of your email should include the volunteer opportunity title.

To help you complete your application form, the role specification can be found at the right of the page. Please refer to the skills listed in the role specification when completing your application form.

Please also complete and return the Equal Opportunities monitoring form. St Barnabas Hospices is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and volunteering, enabling it to deliver the best possible healthcare and to avoid unlawful discrimination in employment, volunteering or to our customers. Completion of any part of this form is voluntary and all information will be treated in confidence and will not be seen by line management responsible for the appointment.

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Voluntary Services on 01903 706315 or email volunteers@stbh.org.uk.