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Warehouse Assistant

“We get to treat our patients as individuals rather than a number in a bed. Wouldn’t you love a job where you can make a real difference every day?”

Do you enjoy meeting people as part of your work? Do you have excellent customer service skills? Are you enthusiastic and wish to be part of a team generating vital income for a respected local charity which provides specialist palliative care to patients in North Lancashire and South Cumbria?

St. John’s Hospice Shops Ltd is looking to recruit a Warehouse Assistant who will support the Warehouse & Distribution Manager with the safe processing of donated stock, and efficient distribution to our network of 9 shops.

Location: Warehouse, Edenvale Crescent, Lancaster
37.5 per week across a 6 day rota (Monday – Saturday)
Role Type:
Pay: £17,745 per annum
Pension Scheme: 8% employer contribution
Closing Date: 11th May 2021

For further information please contact Dave Vickers (Warehouse Manager) on 01524 64733 or email [email protected].

All of our shops are open 6 days a week and you will be helping the warehouse sort and separate stock for delivery to relevant shops and liaising with shop managers regarding stock requirements. Some other duties will be to:

· Identify items which will achieve a higher value through online platforms, e.g. eBay

· Ensure any items that can be recycled are put to good use. E.g. scrap metal, plastic, cardboard etc.

· Assist the van driver with deliveries when required.

· Support volunteers who help in the warehouse

Please view our Job Description and Person Specification before applying.

We offer:

  • 27 days holiday + bank holidays for full time employees. Pro rata for part time
  • Life assurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Minimum 8% employer contributions to a pension scheme (see below for further details)
  • Maternity & paternity benefits

Please click here to see more benefits available to our employees.


If you would like to apply for this vacancy please complete our online Application for Employment below.

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All correspondence relating to this vacancy including interview invites will be sent by EMAIL only. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis.

Adverts that display a closing date should be treated as a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications. Please submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Oder) 1975 (as amended in 2013). It will be necessary for a submission for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check (formerly known as a CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Please complete your Application For Employment accurately ensuring you include all criminal convictions including those that would otherwise be considered ‘spent’. A fee of £44.80 is applicable for an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check or £27.80 for a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service check which will be carried out as part of our pre-employment check process, if applicable.

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