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Truck Driver/Donated Goods Logistics - Retail Stores

  • Fixed term for 4 months, 20 hours per week frontline customer role
  • Physical but rewarding duties
  • Make a difference in your community

This is no ordinary driving role. You are critical to our business and will be first and foremost a great people person - you are our frontline representative, especially with donors. You are physically strong, able to manage scheduling that is timely and efficient, and you enjoy being a team player willing to help with a variety of tasks to help the team to succeed.  While much of your role will revolve around management of donated goods you will also help on the shop floor from time-to-time with general retail duties.

Our Miramar Family Store sells a range of quality donated items and offer a free pick up of donated goods along with delivery of sold items. We provide truck service for our Kilbirnie store. We are a front door for the work of the Corps (the church) in our community.

We have a fixed term 4-month Truck Driver opportunity working 20 hours/week. Monday to Friday. A degree of flexibility is required around hours. We can be open on public holidays.

You must have a clean full current drivers licence, class 1 (motor vehicle) and be comfortable operating and taking care of basic maintenance of a truck.

Your duties include:

  • Planning and scheduling of efficient routes for donor pick up and customer deliveries
  • Complete timely collections and deliveries in accordance with the daily schedule
  • Assistance with processing donated items and getting these ready for the shop floor
  • Load, unload and stack goods safely, in the truck and at the store
  • Management of waste and recyclables
  • Actively maintaining positive communication and effective working relationships
  • Ensuring compliance with policies, particularly health and safety
  • General retail duties

You have a proven track record of being:

  • Capable of heavy lifting – this is a regular daily part of the role
  • Excellent at customer service with a broad range of people, ideally with some retail experience
  • A clear communicator, including being understood clearly on the phone and the ability to record written information accurately and clearly
  • Self-managing and able to keep to task and re-prioritise as required
  • A courteous and safe driver
  • Able to relate to people from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • Familiar with following health and safety procedures
  • Resilient, positive and people-oriented team player
  • Adaptable and able to work under pressure
  • Sympathetic to the aims and mission of The Salvation Army

This is an excellent opportunity to blend driving, customer service and logistics skills together in a busy retail environment.  We provide training and staff can be mentored to gain NCEA credits through retail modules completed with ServiceIQ.


There are 3 documents we need. Please email your CV (including referee names) and covering letter along with a completed application form to Maurice Roberts, Family Store Manager   While email is preferred you may also bring your completed application documents to the store – 63 Miramar Avenue, Miramar.

Our application form can be downloaded from:

We encourage you to apply now. Applications are actively being considered as they are received.

Applications close Friday, 4 May 2018.

Applicants for this position will need to have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.  All employment offers are subject to the completion of a satisfactory Ministry of Justice clearance.

The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church and human service provider.  It is committed to caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society – all through the love of God shown in Jesus.  The successful applicant should therefore show an ability to identify with the mission and values of The Salvation Army.