Since 1985, Padley has been working with the homeless, poorest and most marginalized people in society.  Padley has a tremendous heritage in Derby, making it one of Derby’s longest established charities.  Padley is a diverse organization, providing a broad range of services to vulnerable people in the local community.

The Van Driver’s mate role is a key role within the organization working to collect donations from our many donors and supporters and internal movement of stock and supplies.

This is an important role providing an opportunity for involvement in wide ranging activity and to join an established charity with exciting development plans. This role is perfect for someone wanting to gain experience.


Overall role purpose:

  • To assist in the provision of a Collection service for Padley’s Donors and supporters
  • To ensure at all times a professional and supportive approach is maintained.
  • To assist the organisation to maintain a stock supply at all locations.


Main duties:

  • To assist the driver to carry out all checks on the Padley van, reporting any issues, before they become critical.
  • To assist in the navigation of a Ford transit van around Derby
  • To load safely any donations from our supporters and donors, transporting them to the Padley Warehouse.
  • To unload and store safely any donations in the warehouse ready for processing.
  • To apply the operational policies and procedures of the Safe Driving Policy.





Desirable Skills

  • Ability to navigate using a map or a sat nav
  • Ability to communicate with our donors and sponsors in a polite and courteous manner
  • Ability to work to a schedule of locations to be visited

Desirable Experience

  • Experience of lifting and distributing weight in a van

Desirable Knowledge

  • Knowledge of the safe handling of items to load the van safely

Desirable Personal Qualities:

  • A self-starter able to operate with limited supervision
  • A committed team player

Able to demonstrate empathy with the aims of the Padley Group