Prospect Hospice has been part of the Swindon community for over 40 years, caring for local people at the end of their lives. As a charity, we rely on the generous donations of the public to help us raise the vital funds we need to ensure everyone is offered our outstanding care free of charge.
Find out about the range of end-of-life care services that we offer to patients and their families. These delivered free of charge and are designed to provide compassionate, personalised support during every stage of a life-limiting illness in every kind of care setting, to anyone who needs it.
We couldn’t do what we do without considerable support from our local community. Find out all the different ways in which you can support Prospect Hospice, including fundraising, volunteering and purchasing from our shops. All contributions are greatly appreciated and enables us to deliver care that is free of charge to our patients and their families.
Our café sits at the heart of our hospice in Wroughton and serves a range of delicious home cooked meals to suit all tastes. Whether you're looking to catch up with friends over lunch or relax with coffee and cake, our Heart of the Hospice café has you covered.
Whether shopping with us in person or online, or donating your pre-loved goods, we thank you for supporting us through our shops where you help to raise around £2million a year for Prospect Hospice.
We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and we're always looking for outstanding people to join our team at the hospice across all areas of the charity.
Prospect Hospice is the leading provider of education and training for end-of-life care in Swindon and north Wiltshire. Working closely with you, our colleagues within partner organisations, we want to ensure that the very best care is available to everyone facing the end of life. This is why we provide education and development opportunities, all of which aim to encourage learning and build confidence in end of life care and support.
Supervised by: Distribution Centre Stock Sorting Supervisor Managed by: Distribution Centre Manager Volunteering Sessions: 4 hrs p.w. or more, between 8.00am – 4.00pm, Mon – Sat Departments: There are 6 Departments within the Centre:
1) Textiles 2) Bric-a-Brac 3) Jewellery 4) Books & Media 5) Electricals 6) General Duties.
Turn overleaf for the specific skills you will ideally need per area.
Core Stock Processor Role Responsibilities:
• Sort donated goods, supplementing & developing your own knowledge of current fashion trends and brands with that of the existing experienced Stock Sorting Team. • Organise stock in a timely and logical manner, ensuring care is taken to minimise damages. • With training, identifies items that may be suitable for alternative recycling revenue streams. • Team player – friendly, welcoming and helpful, with good sense of humour and flexible approach. Good communicator. • Trustworthy, maintains confidentiality, and exhibits high integrity at all times. • Maintain a clean, tidy, and safe working environment. • Physically mobile – able to stand for long periods of time, lift, and move stock with ease. • Once inducted and trained, willingness to maximise Gift Aid opportunities to increase Prospect’s overall income generation. • Comply with manual handling and Health & Safety requirements to ensure own safety, and that of colleagues/public at all times. • Undertake all required initial mandatory training within 14 days of taster session, and ongoing as required. • Attend meetings and contributes ideas to the ongoing development of the Centre. • Acts as an ambassador for Prospect Hospice, promoting its services, values and philosophies. • Inform manager/supervisor of absences, preferably giving at least 24 hours notice.
Training will be provided for all relevant aspects of this role. In addition, volunteers are required to attend a core induction day at the main Prospect Hospice building. Out of pocket expenses (e.g. mileage) can be paid and claimed as relevant.
Health & Safety at Work Act: It is the responsibility of all volunteers to ensure that the requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act are complied with; safe working practices are adhered to and that hazards are observed and reported to the appropriate member of staff.
As well as the role responsibilities listed above, the desired skills, competencies, experience and personal attributes per department within the Distribution Centre are:
Please come and use your relevant skills and experience to help us!
(This role profile will be reviewed periodically and may be amended according to the changing requirements of the Retail function).
Suitable for someone bereaved in the last 12 months
Monday - Friday
AM & PM
To apply for this role or for further information, please contact us on 01793 816193, email us or complete the form below and a member of the team will be in touch. Thank You.
Prospect Hospice is a working name of Prospect Hospice Limited. Registered Office: Moormead Road, Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9BY. A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (1494909) and a charity registered in England and Wales (280093)Website designed & built by Boson Web