The Community Meals on Wheels Service delivers hot lunchtime meals to people in their own homes throughout North Somerset, seven days a week, including Bank Holidays.
The service operates from two kitchens, based in Worle and Clevedon, with delivery rounds operating on a geographical basis across North Somerset. The Helper Driver role is responsible for the collection and delivery of heated, pre-packaged food to vulnerable individuals in the community in North Somerset between 11.00 a.m. and 2.30 p.m each day.
We are looking for caring, compassionate individuals who would like to help provide this essential service on a casual contract basis; ensuring people in need are supported with a personal approach and a warm meal in their own homes. You should be able to work on your own, be a clear communicator and have some experience and understanding of supporting older and vulnerable people.
The role is extremely rewarding however, given the nature of the customer base, you may on occasions face challenging welfare situations. Support is available to help address this.
Successful applicants will be fully supported with training and shadowing opportunities as part of an induction.
We hold a list of people who would be able to support deliveries on an ad hoc (casual) basis with no specific regular commitment required. We sometimes look to our casual staff to cover annual leave of regular staff, weekend shifts and on occasions i.e. in the event of poor weather etc to bolster numbers supporting people with meals at home.
We can also offer set contracted hours to meet the needs of the service and we can be flexible to suit your availability (to apply for set contracted hours please apply under Reference PHDN1018 before 19 November 2018).
This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitations of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Want to know more and apply?
For an informal discussion, please contact Sarah Shaw on 01934 426750 or Jackie Alsopp on 01275 882 847.
Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/jobs to download an application pack and apply online.