Vinnies Van Services Assistant - South

Job No: VIN2042
Location: Coniston, NSW


  • Permanent, part-time 20 hours per week
  • Based in Coniston, NSW
  • NSW driver licence (Class C) (unrestricted) and the confidence and capability to drive a 7-seater van and a small truck.
  • SCHCADS Award

What we do

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Society’s mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a ‘hand up’ approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny. 

Directorate overview

This position is in the Membership, Volunteers and Regional Operations directorate and is part of the Regional Operations team that is responsible for local implementation of conference engagement; member engagement; volunteer engagement; WE CARE process; regional leadership; community engagement; community needs analysis; and enabling functions coordination.

Vinnies Van Service team is dedicated to helping people who are experiencing, or are at risk of, homelessness within the Illawarra and Shoalhaaven regions.  Vinnies Van Service operates 7 nights per week providing meals, blankets, toiletries, hot beverage, and companionship/friendship and compassion to those we assist.  Over 180 volunteers from a range of backgrounds including corporate organisations, schools and the general public are involved in the delivery of these services.

The Role 

The Vinnies Van Services Assistant will support the efficient operation of the team and will be responsible for:

  • supervising on-site activities of volunteers as directed
  • maintaining accurate record of stock, equipment, assets etc; reporting on purchases of supplies
  • receiving, unpacking and sorting deliveries and donations
  • assisting in food preparation
  • ensuring the general cleanliness/hygiene of the site is maintained and WHS procedures are complied with at all times
  • ensuring that service vehicles are maintained in accordance with safety and service requirements
  • driving service vehicles as required. 

This role will report to the Vinnies Van Services Coordinator - South. You can find the full list of accountabilities and responsibilities of this role in the the attached Position Description.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in safe food handling practices; willing to work towards completing a food handling certificate
  • Willingness to complete housekeeping, light cooking, and manual tasks.
  • Demonstrated time management and organisational skills and the capacity to be self-motivating.
  • Commitment to maintain a high standard of WHS practices in the workplace.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse range of people in an inclusive manner.
  • NSW driver licence (Class C) (unrestricted) and the confidence and capability to drive a 7-seater van and a small truck.

Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including a Police check, Working with Children check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check, right to work in Australia check. The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society’s commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People.

If you have questions about this role, please email to Kelly McCrohon (Team Leader on, quote:  Vinnies Van Services Coordinator - South/VIN2042.

 Applications close at 11 pm on 20 October 2020

Please submit your application online, attach your Resume and responses to the Role-specific criteria outlined in the Position Description.  

St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.

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