Mobility Aids Spoke Driver job in Downpatrick at British Red Cross

Mobility Aids Spoke Driver

Company: British Red Cross

Location: Downpatrick UK

Date Posted:Nov 14, 2017

Mobility Aids Spoke Driver VolunteerLocation: DownpatrickAbout the roleA Mobility Aids Spoke Driver volunteer will deliver wheelchairs to local beneficiaries. This key role will enable people to return home after an illness or surgery and help them to remain independent or go on a holiday or trip with friends or family. It will involve driving a Red Cross vehicle.About the TeamThe British Red Cross provides valuable short-term support to vulnerable people in the UK, whether they're recovering from an operation, need a wheelchair or just need help coping around the house. Our volunteer-led Mobility Aids Service provides wheelchair delivery and short-term loans of equipment across the UK, helping tens of thousands of people every year. About the personWe are looking for an individual who:Is willing to uphold the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and adhere to the Society's Equal Opportunities Policy.Is willing to act in accordance with our values and behaviours framework.Is willing to attend induction and appropriate training.Has a full driving licence (for at least 2 years).Is willing to use our IT systems and has basic IT skills.Enjoys meeting new people and helping them to remain independent.Has good communication skills.Is fit and active and able to lift and carry wheelchairs.This role requires volunteers to have a Criminal Record check (DBS / PVG / Access NI).Tasks Included in this Role:Delivering and collecting wheelchairs.Demonstrating how to use and look after our wheelchairs.Giving information about other Red Cross services where appropriate.Completing delivery paperwork.Receiving and recording donations.About the organisation The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, disasters and conflicts. We are part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent humanitarian network and we refuse to ignore people in crisis.Young People and This RoleWe value the energy and enthusiasm that young people bring to this role. To carry out full delivery of this service volunteers must be 18. However (subject to a risk assessment, safeguarding requirements and parental consent) those aged 15 - 17 can be involved in a variety of activities such as promoting the service, supporting service volunteers and undertaking training. Our PromiseThe British Red Cross is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences - including disabled and ethnic minority candidates. This is to contribute to the breadth of experience we need to respond to people in crisis.Refusing to ignore people in crisis View full job description
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