Project Assistant - Driver and Warehouse

Location: London

Salary: £16,334 (£27,223 full time equivalent) per year

Employment type: Fixed Term

Department: Client Services

Division: Crisis at Christmas

Hours per week: 21

About us 

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it. We are recruiting staff to lead on the warehousing elements of the annual Crisis at Christmas  

We are now recruiting the team that will deliver Crisis at Christmas 2022. Working from our new permanent warehouse in Canning Town, this unique event mobilises a huge volunteering effort to provide warmth, companionship and vital services in temporary centres across London to people facing homelessness. 

ContractFixed-term (3 October 2022 – 24 February 2023)

Hours: Part time, 21 hours per week. Core working hours are 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday, but due to the nature of the project some weekend and evening work may be required. 

Location: Canning Town Warehouse 

​​​​​​​About the role 

As Project Assistant – Driver and Warehouse, you will drive a Crisis van to collect and deliver donations for the Christmas project. You will also support the safe running of the Canning Town Warehouse. This has office space for the wider Christmas team, our colleagues in the Retail and Ecommerce teams, as well as our storage. Each year we receive thousands of donations in kind, which are delivered, stored and dispatched from the warehouse by teams of volunteers. Everything from turkeys to transit vans get delivered to our warehouse, so it acts as the base for the Christmas project.  

We are a friendly and sociable team and look forward to welcoming new members to the team. 

About you 

To be successful in this role you will have 

  • Excellent problem solving and prioritising skills. 

  • A clean driving licence 

  • Willingness to work well as part of a team and be driven towards delivering an event to a strict deadline 

  • The physical nature of some of the duties means the post-holder must be able to undertake manual handling tasks involving bending, lifting, carrying and pulling. Equipment to support such tasks is available. 

You may have experience working or volunteering as a driver, in events, warehousing or working on busy projects or have experience in logistics. You should have an interest in the charity or homelessness sector and a commitment to Crisis’ purpose and values. 

We believe diversity is a strength, and our aim is to make sure that Crisis truly reflects the communities we serve. We are actively working towards our organisation being a place where everyone can thrive and make their best contribution to our mission of ending homelessness for good. We know that the more perspectives, voices, and experiences we can bring to this work, the better. We particularly welcome applications from people who have lived experience of homelessness, and people from all marginalised groups, communities and backgrounds. 

Working at Crisis 

As a member of the team, you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including: 

  • Interest free loans for travel season ticket, cycle to work, and deposit to secure a tenancy 

  • Pension scheme with an employer contribution of 8.5% 

  • 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days and option to purchase up to 10 additional days leave 

  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, shared parental, and adoption pay 

  • Flexible working around the core hours 10am-4pm 

  • And more! (Full list of benefits available on website) 

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career. 

When you join us, you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation.   

How to apply 

If this sound likes the opportunity for you, please click on the 'Apply for Job' button below. 

Closing date: Sunday 21 August 2022 (at 23:59) 

Interviews will be held week commencing 5th September.


We welcome applications from people who identify as neuro diverse and want our recruitment process to be as accessible as possible. If you need us to make an adjustment or provide additional support as you apply for a role, please email and our Recruitment team will contact you to discuss how we can help.  

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Registered Charity Numbers: E&W1082947, SC040094