Prospect Hospice provides a broad range of End of Life Care services across Swindon and North East Wiltshire. Our care is delivered in our 16 bed In-Patient Unit, Day Hospice, Great Western Hospital and patients’ homes. The Hospice has an outstanding local reputation and is committed to ensuring that the patients and families we provide comfort and care for each year continue to receive an exceptional level of support towards the end of their lives as well as helping to influence and enhance best practice in End of Life Care with other providers.
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Warehouse or Distribution Centre/Operations Manager to join us as our Charity Warehouse Manager at this key stage in our retail growth plans.
Prospect Hospice operates 17 shops selling donated goods as part of its income generation strategy with an ambitious programme of more openings over the next 5 years. The Warehouse receives donations daily from the public which are then sorted and distributed to our shops.
As the Charity Warehouse Manager your prime purpose is to ensure the warehouse logistics function meets the need of the business at all times. This will involve sourcing and processing sufficient donations of appropriate quality to keep all shops fully stocked; as well as maintaining the income stream for our E-Commerce operation. You will ensure the operational infrastructure in the Warehouse is fit for purpose and that the speed and accuracy of stock processing and deliveries will meet the needs of the business.
In addition, you will work closely with the Retail Area Manager and Shop Managers to understand their stock requirements and be responsible for overseeing the maintenance of vehicles, machinery and equipment as well as health and safety of the warehouse. There is a large team of staff and volunteers so previous team management experience is essential.
Candidates should have a track record of successful delivery in warehouse/distribution management. Experience in managing a large staff and volunteer team, including recruitment and development as well as excellent customer service and relationship building skills. An understanding of charity retail would be a distinct advantage.
In return we’ll provide you with a welcoming and supportive working environment, other benefits include:
• 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time employees)
• Contributory pension scheme
• Occupational health and Employee Assistance Programme
• Childcare voucher scheme
• Family-friendly policies and practice
• Supportive induction and training and development
For an informal discussion please contact William Whitechurch on 07544 391506 alternatively please see below for the full job description or to apply.
Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks, following the closing date of this vacancy, your application will have been unsuccessful.