Employment Opportunities

Part-Time Van Drivers (Temporary)

A Bit About Us

The Woodworks Project empowers people to find purpose in their lives, through woodworking and upholstery, in a safe and creative environment. We offer woodworking and upholstery workshops to people in Bath and surrounding areas, who need a little help back on their feet, whether from mental health challenges, physical health issues, learning difficulties or major life challenge. Our workshops give people the opportunity to make, restore and upholster furniture in a work-like environment, without the pressure of deadlines. They are trained to produce furniture of a high-quality, which is then sold in our shop.

To keep our workshops running, our retail shop, fundraising team and volunteers raise the much needed funds.

If you want to be a part of a growing charity and to play a part in helping others whilst working for a fantastic organisation, then read on!

Hours: 7-14 hours per week (flexible)
Salary: £10 per hour
Contract: Temporary (3 months)
Location: The role will be based from Bath, but include travel across Bath and surrounding areas

Start Date: Immediate

Learn About the Role:

We are looking for drivers, who will be responsible for the collection and delivery of furniture to private houses as well as commercial premises. This will include multiple drops and collections throughout the day. You will be trained to assess the donated goods for quality and assist in the shop / workshop, when not required to drive. You will also be trained to document and photograph stock. This role will involve an extensive amount of manual handling.

Our best people are strongly aligned to our values, which include: Respect, Responsibility and Collaboration. These are at the heart of everything we do. Ideally, you will have had some experience working in delivery driving. Experience in the retail or charity sector would be beneficial to give you an initial understanding of the sector we operate in. Some experience and knowledge of woodworking or upholstery, and furniture (antique and contemporary) would also be beneficial, but not essential. If you have a passion for delivering exceptional customer service and an eye for detail, we want to hear from you.

Essential Criteria:

  • Full driving licence and previous experience as a van driver
  • Understanding of geographical working area (Bath and surrounding areas)
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Ability to plan, and organise your own workload
  • Accurate, conscientious and self-motivated
  • Ability to use initiative and make decisions
  • Good communication and customer service skills
  • Knowledge of manual handling techniques

If you are interested in this role, please e-mail a copy of your CV and a covering letter to info@thewoodworksproject.com, addressed to Sami Cheung, by 10th March 2020. 

Please note that successful applicants will be required to undertake a DBS check.

Voluntary Opportunities

Shop Assistants

We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly and committed individuals to volunteer in our Woodworks Shop, located in central Bath. Our volunteers at the Woodworks Shop make a genuine difference to the success of The Woodworks Project. Our shop provides a valuable funding stream to enable us to continue providing workshop projects, a tangible end point for our service user’s work, and serves as the public face of our charity; it is therefore a vital part of our organisation. 

Your duties will be working with the Shop Manager in the day-to-day running of the shop, including making and recording sales, customer service and helping with the upkeep and appearance of the shop premises.

Personal qualities:

  • Good listening and verbal communication skills
  • Interest in developing new skills
  • Reliable

Why volunteer with The Woodworks Project?

All our volunteers are essential to the success of The Woodworks Project, whether this is supporting our retail team in The Woodworks Shop, or assisting our tutors in their workshop teaching.  Our volunteers enable us to continue providing workshop projects and experiences to vulnerable and disadvantaged people from our community, helping to improve their lives.  Becoming one of our volunteers will enable you to:

  • Gain a sense of purpose and a sense of fulfilment
  • Help the local community and give something back
  • Meet new people from your community

You will receive an induction and training as part of your role as a volunteer.

We are  looking for friendly and enthusiastic people, who are able to commit to at least one half day per week for a minimum of six months. We are especially keen to hear from you if you are able to commit to a Saturday or Sunday!

Application is via submission of your CV and covering letter to express your interest in the role, to info@thewoodworksproject.com

Please note that successful applicants will be required to undertake a DBS check.