Distribution Centre – Flexible worker

Posted 7 months ago
Two ladies in SPSJ fleeces sort clothes


The Distribution Centre (DC) is the hub for all donations to the hospice. It is a 12,000 sq foot warehouse where we sort all donations and distribute items to our retail shops. We also sell stock online via eBay and then package the sold items securely and send them on to the customer from the DC. We pride ourselves in getting the right product in the right place at the right time for the right price.

Your role will be flexible based on the tasks prioritised on the day you volunteer. Day to day tasks could include:

Sorting – sorting through a variety of donated items that are delivered to the DC to be sent to shops. This includes clothing, bric a brac, toys, books and electricals

Packaging Logistics – packing items sold by the charity for safe transit to their destination

Warehouse Maintenance – keeping work areas clean and tidy. Flat packing boxes to follow health and safety guidelines.

PAT (portable appliance testing) of electronic devices. (If interested)

Manual Handling – moving items, e.g. bags and boxes, around the DC.

Health and Safety – working safely within Health and Safety regulations and adhering to manual handling guidelines

Teamwork – working alongside other volunteers to undertake training and to support the retail team

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What do we provide?

Training including manual handling and health and safety

Mandatory training including: Safeguarding, Fire Awareness, Health and Safety, Information Governance, Manual Handling

Induction Training Day

Face-to-face training when required in different areas of the warehouse, including sorting clothes, PAT Testing, packing ebay items, sorting books/toys/bric-a-brac

-20% off in all St Peter & St James Hospice Charity Shops

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