Job opportunity

Retail Van Driver


37.5 hours (5 days out of 6 to include occasional Saturdays)


£18,570 p.a

About the role

Based at our Worthing Retail Distribution Centre and reporting to the Retail Warehouse Manager, you will be part of a distribution team dedicated to providing an excellent delivery/collection service to the hospices’ shops and for customers across East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire.

Responsibilities include:

  • collection and transfer of stock
  • furniture collection and delivery
  • basic maintenance
  • some stock sorting and PAT testing of electrical appliances
  • delivering excellent customer service to shop managers, customers and donors.
  • working in a manner that ensures the security and safety of customers, staff, volunteers and the shop premises

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Your skills and experience

Experience of working in a customer contact driving role with possession of a clean driving licence is essential.

You will be energetic and capable of lifting and moving large items, especially furniture on a regular basis. Some knowledge of Trading Standards and Health and Safety requirements would be an advantage, but full induction training will be provided.

About us

We offer specialist palliative care through two hospices: St Barnabas House adult hospice in Worthing and Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice near Arundel in Sussex. Our Shops and Distribution Centre provide one of our most important revenue streams and offer quality items and a friendly service.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.


  • Enrolment onto our company pension scheme or the option to continue in the NHS pension scheme
  • Up to 35 days’ annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
  • Free parking
  • On-site education support
  • Option to join Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Corporate rate gym membership.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

An enhanced DBS will be sought, if you are successful in this role. The safe recruitment of staff at St Barnabas Hospices is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults in our care. As an employer we expect all staff and volunteers to share our commitment to safeguarding. The information you provide on your application form is the only information we will use to decide whether or not to short-list you for interview.

Ongoing recruitment, so please apply now!

For an informal chat about the role please Contact Gary Challis – 01903 275660 (option 2)

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Other roles you might be interested in

We have a range of jobs available at the hospice and in our charity shops which we regularly have vacancies for, covering East and West Sussex.