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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/09/2019.

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Driver / Warehouse Operative

Job Reference: 798-9325

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Integrated Community Equipment Service
£17,652 to £19,020 pa

Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are ‘at risk’ and employed by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post will be withdrawn.


Our Trust is a great place to work and we are keen to ensure that all our employees have the right values in order that we can provide the best service to our patients. These values are very important to us, and as a potential candidate you should be made aware that we test for these throughout the whole assessment/recruitment and selection process, and will only interview and recruit individuals who demonstrate these values through their application and behaviour.

Details of our Values can be found on our website link 'Working together for outstanding care - our vision'

Together We Can

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is a leading provider of community nursing, therapy and mental health services to people of all ages throughout our county.

Rated Good by the CQC, with a clearly defined strategy and proven financial track record, we believe that key to maintaining our high standards and meeting the challenges we face is to retain and recruit committed, skilled and motivated staff.

So Together We Can empower you to make changes which will make every day better; we can support you through our health and wellbeing opportunities; and we can continually meet your ambitions through our flexible in-house learning and development programmes.

We believe our staff are our biggest asset. We want to develop a positive, inclusive and caring culture that engages and inspires all our staff, with a clear focus on improvement and advancing equality of opportunity.

Would you like to be part of a team ensuring high standards of health and social care equipment provision to the community in Worcestershire? Are you passionate about service delivery and keen to promote excellence in health care?

The Integrated Community Equipment Service (ICES) is a joint County Council Community NHS operation that provides equipment for Worcestershire residents to remain in their own homes, achieving and maintaining independence in daily living tasks as well as supporting nursing and paramedical needs to enable patients to be treated in the community, facilitate safe discharge and prevent hospital admission. The service is based at Wychbold, just off Junc. 5 of the M5, from where our fleet of delivery/collection vans visit all corners of the county on a daily basis.


We are currently looking to fill a full time vacancy within the present driver/warehouse team, with a highly motivated, well organised person who is committed to maintaining the standards of this high quality service.

The successful candidate will undertake the delivery and collection of equipment to and from clients' homes, clinics, hospitals, and schools throughout Worcestershire. Duties will also include minor adjustment of wheelchairs to suit the individual and basic in situ reassembly of larger equipment. On a rotational basis you will be cleaning relinquished equipment, maintaining a clean, safe warehouse environment, and duties associated with the maintenance of stock. The ideal candidate will have a caring attitude, excellent communication skills, with relevant driving and stores experience.

The position requires a self-motivated individual capable of organising their own time. Excellent verbal communication skills and a Full Driving Licence are essential. A Driver Certificate of Professional Competence and valid Driver qualification card would be an advantage.


We welcome informal visits to the warehouse and are happy to meet to discuss the opportunity available. For more information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Mark Cutler on 01527 869126.

PLEASE NOTE: All new appointments are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

If the same or similar vacancy arises within the recruitment period of this post or up to 3 months afterwards, the Trust may chose not to re advertise, but to select a suitable candidate from this interview pool. The new post may differ in terms of the base, hours available (full or part time) or contract type (permanent or fixed term) and therefore you are encouraged to apply for advertised posts but specify on your application form your preferences.

In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable.

Applicants must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.

**If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, it will be a condition of your employment that you have subscribed and continue to subscribe to the DBS Update Service. New employees to the Trust are required to pay the fee for the initial DBS check (this will be deducted from their first months’ salary) and the annual subscription (£13) to the DBS Update Service. Internal applicants are required to pay the annual subscription fee only (£13). Further information on the update service can be found on our website link ‘DBS Update Service.’

The Trust offers a preceptorship year for newly qualified nurses and AHP's and attendance at preceptorship programmes is a condition of employment.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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