Volunteer Driver

Job Reference: 51610
Posted: Wednesday 30th March 2022
Closing Date: Friday 1st July 2022
Voluntary Basis
Worsley, Greater Manchester
Part-Time

Are you a reliable and friendly individual who is looking to volunteer some of your time in the local community?

Walkden Road is a service based in Worsley, Greater Manchester. At this property, we support two gentlemen with a learning disability, autism and sensory requirements, as well as limited verbal communication skills. The service users live in their own flats and receive 24 hour support. While out with their support workers, the service users enjoy taking part in a range of activities. They have their own vehicles, which we are looking for a volunteer to drive. This will allow the service users to access local amenities, as well as planned days out further afield!

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to become a Volunteer Driver for our Walkden Road service. As a Volunteer Driver, you will enable service users to attend activities that they are otherwise unable to access. Some activities are only accessible by car, so your role will be essential in supporting our service users enjoy meaningful activities. The role involves driving the service user’s own vehicle, taking themselves and a member of staff to activities they enjoy.

While undertaking your role you will be accompanied by a support worker, who will assist the service user in attending their chosen activity. Depending on the activity, there may be an opportunity for you to participate if this is something you are interested in. This can be discussed and arranged with your named supervisor.

Duties:

  • Collect the service user and support worker promptly from the front of their residence, location prearranged.
  • Safely drive passengers to activity.
  • Collect promptly after scheduled activity has finished, OR, remain at activity to watch or participate as agreed with the supervisor.
  • Return passengers to their residence unless pre-arranged otherwise.
  • Engaging with service users and staff in a positive, friendly manner.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding our service users

If you’d like to discuss volunteering with us, the role you’re applying for or your application form you can contact our Volunteer Department on 0161 236 0829 or email volunteer@creativesupport.co.uk

We would encourage you to apply to us even if you have not yet had your COVID 19 vaccine. You will be required to have your first COVID 19 vaccine prior to your interview and your second vaccine before you start work with us. This time will be used to complete post interview recruitment checks.

Creative Support is a passionate, inclusive, and anti-racist organisation. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, Disability Confident Employer who have recently received Investors in People Silver award. We actively encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and cultures.

Suggested Time Commitment:

Monday to Friday, 12-3pm

Application Instructions:

In order to apply, please read the job description and then complete the online application form using the links above.

You can also download a copy of our application form using the links above. Completed Application Forms must be submitted to our Head Office address (below) or emailed to recruitment@creativesupport.co.uk to be considered for the vacancy. If you have not received a response to your application within 10 working days of the closing date please accept this as notification of an unsuccessful application. Unsuccessful applicants must wait 6 months before reapplying.

If you require any advice on completing your application form, please call us on 0161 236 0829.

Recruitment Department, Creative Support Ltd, Wellington House, 131 Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK1 3TS

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