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Vehicle Upkeep Volunteer

We need you to assist the Fleet Maintenance Officer in the upkeep of the St Barnabas House vehicles.

Due to COVID 19 many of our volunteering roles were suspended, however we are now carefully reintegrating volunteers back into key roles onsite and in our retail shops. Please read our latest updates here.


What’s in it for you:

An opportunity to be part of a team and be able to work independently in keeping the hospice vehicles safe and in excellent condition.

The role will include making vehicle checks & minor repairs (bulbs etc),  interior/exterior cleaning, and will include some minibus driving during these checks.

We will provide you with induction training which will include an Introduction to the Hospice, Health and Safety Awareness and relevant on the job training.

Your Skills:

Willingness to undertake training on Manual Handling, Health & Safety and the Control of Hazardous Substances (COSHH) and the use of specific maintenance tools where appropriate

Good communication and listening skills

Ability to use maintenance apparatus including battery driven equipment, pressure washer and small steps / ladder

Ability to use small hand tools i.e. screwdriver

Flexible, adaptable and willing to work on your own or part of our team

Reliable and good time-keeping

Physically able to carry out allocated tasks

An insight into palliative care


You will need to have been approved by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Understand the importance of confidentiality

Adherence to boundaries of the role and organisation

Have resolved any personal grief

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please download our application form on this page and return to volunteers@stbh.org.uk. The subject box of your email should include the volunteer opportunity title.

Please also complete and return the Equal Opportunities monitoring form. St Barnabas Hospices is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and volunteering, enabling it to deliver the best possible healthcare and to avoid unlawful discrimination in employment, volunteering or to our customers. Completion of any part of this form is voluntary and all information will be treated in confidence and will not be seen by line management responsible for the appointment.

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Voluntary Services on 01903 706315 or email volunteers@stbh.org.uk.