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Vehicle Upkeep Volunteers (Eastbourne Office)

We need volunteers to help our Maintenance Team with looking after the Chestnut Tree House vehicles.


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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. It is important for us to ensure they are in a safe and road-worthy condition whenever in use.

The role will involve:

Volunteers will work as a team of two, undertaking and completing the various checks and cleaning tasks such as:

  • Checking the lights
  • Keeping oil levels topped up
  • Checking tyre pressures
  • Checking water levels
  • Cleaning the inside of the vehicle
  • Vehicle washing & vacuuming (involving driving locally)

Please note volunteers are not expected to act as a mechanic, as the vehicles are still serviced annually by a local garage.

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:

  • A full UK driving licence is ideally required
  • 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.