Van Driver (Female-only)

Closing Date: 
Monday, 29 April, 2024 - 10:15
Contract Type: 
Part Time
Shifts: Monday-Thursday and Sunday nights from 8.45pm-12pm, Friday and Saturday nights 8.45pm-1.30am all year round.
Details of Role: 

One25 is a Bristol-based charity, specialising in supporting women to break free from street sex-work, addiction and other life-controlling issues and build new, independent lives. We provide night outreach (7 sessions weekly), a Health Hub and casework, giving person-centred support and advocacy to around 240 women each year.

One25’s outreach service is often how women first make contact with us, meeting us on our fully equipped outreach van. Three volunteers, one an experienced team leader, go out on the van at night and meet women’s basic needs by providing nutritious food, first aid, warm clothing, condoms, safety alarms etc. They provide the chance to talk and get advice in a safe space and encourage women to get more in-depth help by visiting our drop-in or seeing a caseworker.

We are looking for volunteers who are comfortable driving an Iveco Daily (manual) to deliver our evening outreach. This volunteer will also be responsible for taking case notes for the team and looking after the safety of the vehicle. The volunteer will also be responsible for speaking with the women and best practice/trauma informed.

It is an Occupational Requirement that applications for this post are open to women only, as permitted under Schedule 9, Part 1, of the Equality Act 2010. Enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.

Availability and commitments needed:

• Shifts: Monday-Thursday and Sunday nights from 8.45pm-12pm, Friday and Saturday nights 8.45pm-1.30am all year round.
• Available to commit 2 evenings per month, for at least a year
• To successfully complete a driving assessment during interview stage and when One25 gets its electric van (date tbc)
• To complete a Volunteer Induction, Safeguarding and Boundaries training (date tbc – online in evening)
• To complete the Volunteer Experience survey every 6 months
• Able to travel to and from St Pauls, Bristol after shift
• Attend probation review after 10 shifts and if requested external support (which we would fund).
• To attend quarterly training and volunteer meetings (dates tbc)
• To join the drivers Whatsapp group and follow the groups communication rules

How to Apply: 

To apply please complete an application form and return it to by 29th April 10am.

If your application is successful you will be invited to an informal interview at One25. This interview will be with the Volunteer Manager and the opportunity to discuss the person specification along with the expectations of the role and the organization.  If you have applied for the role of Van Driver the interview will also involve a discussion of your driving experience and history.   These interviews will take place throughout May.

If successful at interview you will then be invited to the Induction on Thursday 30th May at 5pm-8:30pm. This must be attended if you wish to volunteer.

Contact Email:
Postal Address: 
140 Grosvenor Road, St. Pauls, Bristol, BS2 8YA