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Van/Store Assistant (Apprentice)
Eastbourne & Lewes


Now! Charity Group Ltd provides a furniture re-use service through its three “Furniture Now” stores in Lewes, Hailsham and Eastbourne providing low-cost affordable furniture, preventing unnecessary waste and reducing landfill.  In addition to this core aspect to our work we also have two training Centres one in Eastbourne and one in Hailsham.

This post is to support the work of our Furniture Re-Use service, providing an efficient, customer focused, collection and delivery service as well as providing support in the stores when needed.

Apprenticeship Details – The successful applicant will undertake a Level 2 Apprenticeship Diploma in Customer Service with Heathercroft Training Academy. Most of the training will take place in the workplace however learners may be required to take some work home

Hours of work – 37½ hours a week over 5 days, Monday to Saturdays on a rota basis, between 9am and 5pm including a 30min meal break.  Some Sunday working may be required at times.  Flexibility to the hours of work is essential to meet the demands of the organisation.

Location – Now! Charity Group Ltd has premises in Lewes, Eastbourne and Hailsham.  We have vacancies in our Eastbourne and Lewes stores.
At times, e.g. to cover annual leave or sickness, you may be required to work at one of our other locations.

Contract Type – One year fixed term apprentice agreement.

Benefits – 20 days annual leave. Free health insurance. Pension available.

Main duties and responsibilities: 

  • Ensuring safe transportation and storage of goods at all times.
  • Loading and unloading of the vans.
  • Delivery and collection of items to and from customer’s houses or other locations.
  • Undertaking any manual handling as required.
  • Working as a team with other staff and volunteers.
  • To work efficiently and effectively to reduce costs.
  • Assist within the store area as required, including helping with the storage & display of furniture and assisting & serving customers.
  • Providing a high level of customer service at all times.
  • Ensure all Health and Safety procedures, including manual handling, vehicle safety and all other good practise is adhered to.
  • Attend training and staff meetings as required.
  • Be involved in occasional promotional activity.
  • Carry out any other reasonable tasks to develop and promote the work of the charity.

Essential requirements:

  • Capable of heavy lifting where mechanical assistance is not possible.
  • Able to work on own initiative.
  • Excellent time-keeping.
  • Customer focused.
  • Commitment to work as part of a team.
  • Awareness of health & safety.
  • Flexible approach to the work.
  • Reasonable standard of written and spoken English.
  • Reasonable level of numeracy.
  • Keen to undertake relevant NVQ training.

Desirable requirements:

  • Good communication skills.
  • Commitment to reuse and environmental awareness.
  • Experience of multi-drop delivery systems, furniture removal etc.
  • Warehouse or retail experience.
  • Confident with IT systems.

Job Description & Person Specification

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Or call Sophie on 01323 887199

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Now! Charity
Unit 1, Phoenix Works,
North Street, Lewes
East Sussex, BN7 2PE

01273 487377

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