This is a very rewarding role providing much-needed support for people who are accessing our service. Based at one of our mobility aids spoke locations, the main element of the role is serving the public who require a wheelchair or other mobility aids equipment.
This is the ideal role for someone who enjoys meeting people, can show compassion and empathy and who likes administrative duties with a customer service perspective.
Typical tasks include:
Liaising with the hub to arrange stock/deliveries/collections.
Issuing and receiving wheelchairs (or other mobility aids equipment) using a computer based stock control system.
Demonstrating how to use and look after our wheelchairs (and other equipment) Dealing with inquiries from people wanting to borrow a wheelchair (or other equipment) by telephone and face to face
Receiving payments / donations and issuing receipts.
Contacting service users about overdue and upcoming return of equipment
Signposting to other Red Cross services/providers.
Actively promoting the Retail Mobility Aids offer/website
These are just some examples. You will work within a great team and be fully supported by the Volunteer Coordinator.
We are looking for someone who:
ideally has a customer service background.
Enjoys meeting people and has good interpersonal skills
Is fit and able to lift/move wheelchairs.
Is IT-literate (or willing to learn)
Is willing to attend induction and foundation training
Will uphold the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Red Cross policies including Equal Opportunities
Will act in accordance with our values and behaviors framework.
Will treat people with respect and uphold their dignity.