CLOSING DATE: 25 April 2022 LOCATION: Emmaus North East (South Shields) SALARY: £9.90 per hour (37.5 hours) TYPE: Full Time

We’re looking for someone to join our team and drive a 3.5 tonne Luton van and/or long wheel-base transit van working alongside Emmaus Companions in the collection and delivery of donated furniture and household items. You will and assist the store team(s) in the operation of removal and placement of furniture within store.

The role requires a time commitment of 37.5 hrs per week and will be permanent subject to passing a 3-month probation. Emmaus North East offers this position on a salary of £9.90 per hour + pension.

You will be expected to provide instruction to Companions on the safe handling, loading, and unloading of goods and to support the welfare, care, and development of Companions in the Community in a manner which embodies the Emmaus ethos.

You will work closely with other members of ENE, including volunteers, to benefit our social enterprises, and solidarity activities in line with the Emmaus core offer and you’ll be motivated by ensuring Companions can take on increasing responsibilities in the community and enterprises and allowing our businesses to be Companion operated at several levels.

It is this model that makes Emmaus unique and truly holistic in approach.


Responsible to the Business Manager for:

  • Responsible for ensuring that only quality donations and those which conform to all relevant legislation (including 1988 Fire Safety Legislation) are accepted for re-sale in the retail enterprises
  • To ensure that customers are dealt with in a positive and professional manner demonstrating good customer service
  • To actively promote and support the administrative process of our Gift Aid System when collecting donated items
  • To use driver mobile device correctly ensuring deliveries and collections are accurately recorded
  • Lead the Companions in ensuring all stock is taken care of, not damaged, and stored appropriately in the store(s) or warehouse and safely secured on the van
  • To carry out basic weekly fleet management i.e. tyre pressure, fluid checks, lighting checks and other routine safety checks
  • To support the learning and skills development of companions (in terms of driving, administration, customer services etc.)
  • Responsible for training companions who are eligible to drive
  • When not operating the vehicle, to assist the furniture team
  • To undertake other driving duties as required (e.g., driving people to appointments, other deliveries)
  • To play a full role in the Emmaus North East Community fulfilling additional tasks as requested by line manager

To Apply

To apply, please down the applicant pack below, then please send your CV and a supporting statement showing how you meet the person specification to by 9.00am on 25th April 2022.

Interviews / assessment day will be held w/c 2nd May 2022.

If you would like to arrange an informal discussion about the role, please email

Before applying, please ensure you download and read the below document