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Fundraising Driver/Drivers Mate

Department: Fundraising and Events

Job Description:

Department: Fundraising Driver/Drivers Mate

Reports to: Fundraising and Events Team

Accountable to: Community Fundraiser, Events Manager and Volunteer Services Manager                          

Minimum time commitment: 2 Hours Max for setting up and dismantling on the same day (staying to support the event throughout the day, optional)

Job Description:

The role of fundraising Driver and Driver's mate is crucial to the successful delivery of our income-generation initiatives across a wide range of fundraising activities.

Throughout each calendar year, our Fundraising team will be active across Kirklees, attending local shows and events to promote The Kirkwood, raising awareness and funding. We are looking for Driver and Driver's mate to assist the fundraising team with the delivery and assembly of Gazebos, Tables and Chairs, Flags and Banners and other marketing information. In an ad-hoc role, we will provide the dates, locations and events information before the event date to allow for planning and preparation. On the event day, volunteers can choose if they would like to stay on-site and enjoy the event or leave, returning at the close of the day to dismantle and pack up the equipment.

Key tasks:

  • Duties will include but are not exclusive to:
  • Driving to the event location (Driver)
  • Driving and returning equipment to central stores (Driver)
  • Collecting equipment from central stores (Driver and/or Driver’s Mate) 
  • Setting up stalls & displays (Driver and/or Driver’s Mate)
  • Dismantling the equipment at the close of the day (Driver and/or Driver’s Mate)

Role requirements:

(Driver’s role-specific) 

  • Have a UK driver’s license, and be competent and confident in driving a medium-sized van
  • Have a UK driver’s license using your own van or large vehicle (that can accommodate a commercial gazebo with sandbag weights)
  • The appropriate business insurance. (if you are a corporate volunteer using a business van.

(Driver and Driver’s Mate)

  • You must be physically fit enough to assist in the moving, handling, erection and dismantling of the events equipment, such as Gazebos, Tables and Chairs, in line with The Kirkwood’s Health and Safety procedures.
  • Have good communication and people skills
  • Have good general knowledge of the Kirklees area.
  • Have good time management skills.
  • Flexibility as weekends and evenings will apply to this role.

Training and support will be provided if required.

Location: The Kirkwood Donation Centre, Sands Mill, Mirfield

Interested in this role?
Please email: volunteer@thekirkwood.org.uk
Or call: Tel: 01484 557 900


Volunteering with The Kirkwood:
As a volunteer, you will need to maintain complete confidentiality as a condition of your volunteering. Information relating to patients, visitors, team members and fellow volunteers can only be, disclosed with the express permission of the appropriate manager.

All volunteers and staff have a responsibility to maintain a safe working environment following The Kirkwood Fire and Health & Safety policies. All volunteers are required to work within the policy guidelines of The Kirkwood.

Volunteering at The Kirkwood is subject to satisfactory references such as; health declaration, role-specific assessment, and where appropriate a DBS Disclosure.  

Before or shortly after starting, all volunteers will be invited to attend an induction session. In the first few weeks, volunteers undertake role-specific shadowing and training, and complete the following training modules (assistance being provided if required): To keep up-to-date with requirements and legislation in these areas, it may be necessary to refresh this training from time to time.

A little bit of background about The Kirkwood:

The Kirkwood provides specialist care, free of charge, to adults in Kirklees with advanced, progressive illnesses at any time from diagnosis to the end of life, respecting their individual needs and wishes. Care and support are also provided for their family members, friends, and carers, both during the illness and after death. Through education, training, and partnership with others, we improve care for everyone affected by a life-limiting illness.

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