As a valued member of our team you will be responsible for collecting goods and products from our customers and returning them.  If you would wish, you will be able to support activities on the shop floor when you are on site and not driving. You will work to a pre-planned delivery schedule and with the support of others in the team, goods and products will be assembled on pallets, shrink wrapped and loaded into the van. Upon delivery you will need to obtain a signature on delivery.

Volunteer Drivers 

Better Pathways Mental Health Charity (201 – 206 Alcester Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B12 0NQ)

Our charity provides vocational skills development opportunities to help participants with poor mental health and with learning difficulties get into paid employment, education and training.

We run a charitable (social) enterprise providing fulfilment and signage services to commercial customers. We also have a woodcraft workshop on site. We are looking for drivers with spare time who are looking to ‘give something back’ by providing vital capacity to our team. You will deliver and collect products to and from customer locations.

Your driving licence will need to allow you to drive a 3.5 tonne van and a forklift truck. You will need to be fit and healthy because lifting and moving is required in this role.

Who we are?

Better Pathways has been supporting people with poor mental health and with learning difficulties to participate on our vocational pathways programme for 60 years. We have a dedicated, professional team working alongside our 80+ participants in a safe, supported space, growing their skills, confidence and self-esteem, giving them a sense of purpose and achievement and the chance to engage more fully in their communities.

We provide packing, assembly, light engineering and signage services to businesses in the West Midlands. We make woodcraft products and are currently developing our product range. We are a valued supply chain partner supporting upwards of 20 businesses to deliver high quality end products to their customers.

Role Description

As a valued member of our team you will be responsible for collecting goods and products from our customers and returning them. If you would wish, you will be able to support activities on the shop floor when you are on site and not driving.

You will work to a pre-planned delivery schedule and with the support of others in the team, goods and products will be assembled on pallets, shrink wrapped and loaded into the van. Upon delivery you will need to obtain a signature on delivery notes, which must be returned to the office. You will at times be required to unload and load goods at the customer end, manual handling training will be provided by us.

You will be required to lift heavy items in and out of the vehicle, hence the need for you to be physically fit and active.

Essential Criteria

You must be aged at least 21
be able to volunteer between the hours of 8am – 3pm, Mon to Fri.
Flexible shifts will of course be arranged
have a full, clean UK driving license which you have held for at least 2 years (we will pay to add business use to your insurance)
comply at all times with the Highway Code
have experience of driving box van or similar sized vehicles
have an understanding of what it takes to work with people with poor mental health, and with learning difficulties and other complex needs
be flexible, adaptable and patient and have excellent organisational and customer service skills because you will be a role model for the participants on our programme

Benefits

Working with a friendly team and meeting new people

Contributing towards the growth of our charity

Valuable experience to add to your CV

Flexibility to fit with your lifestyle

Support from the team to grow and develop

For further information and to apply please email [email protected] alternatively please call 0121 773 1455