Distribution Centre Processor

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).


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Distribution Centre Processor Role Description

Who is this role suitable for?



Time Commitment

Ad Hoc Regular

Volunteer Age

Over 18 Family Volunteering


Suitable for someone bereaved in the last 12 months

Preferred Role

Non-patient facing

Role Available

Monday - Friday AM & PM

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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.

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