Job Alert: Mobile Unit Driver Eastern region

We are on the look out for a part time driver to join our team! 

The Marie Keating Foundation is a voluntary organisation that strives to increase awareness and knowledge of cancer within all sectors of the community.  We promote early detection and the importance of a healthy lifestyle in reducing a person’s risk of developing cancer.  We provide practical support at every stage of the cancer journey. Our ethos is “making cancer less frightening by enlightening”.

We are on the look out for a part time driver to join our team and drive our mobile information unit in the Eastern region, covering Dublin, Meath, Louth, Cavan, Monaghan, Wicklow, Wexford and Kilkenny. If you think this may be of interest to you, full details are below and please email [email protected] with you CV to apply.

The Unit Driver’s main responsibilities include: 

  • Driving the Mobile Unit
  • Keeping the Mobile Unit clean at all times.  The Unit is to be cleaned inside and out at least once a week or more frequently as travel and weather conditions dictate.
  • The maintenance of the Mobile Unit for fuel, oil and water. A fuel card is provided for this purpose
  • Reporting all mechanical/design/other faults or accidents with the Mobile Unit to the Development Officer. A verbal and written report is required.
  • The Driver works as a team with the Nurse while on the Unit.
  • The Driver must not give any information to anybody stepping onto the Unit as each person must meet with the Nurse even if only for a few minutes.
  • The driver will be expected to assist the Nurse with measurements such as BMI and Smoklyser as instructed by the nurse (Training will be provided for this)
  • The Driver must remain outside of the Unit while visitors are on board with the Nurse if they are having a private conversation. The nurse will let the driver know at all times when she requires measurements taken or any other assistance.
  • The Driver must stay close to the Unit or sit in the cab of the Unit for security reasons but not to interfere or interrupt the Nurse’s work where that is appropriate.
  • Planning travel routes in advance so that the Unit arrives at each location with enough time for set up.
  • Liaising with the office with regard to parking arrangements for the Unit at each location.
  • Meeting the Unit Nurse at the Base or at a pre-planned location as necessary.  This may require collecting the Unit Nurse on the way to the location.
  • Making sure that the Mobile Unit is parked safely and securely at all locations, including securing the Unit at the Unit base.  If this location is a bad one please contact the office and seek a more suitable one
  • The set up of the Mobile Unit with the Unit Nurse at each location.  This includes keeping the inside of the unit clean and tidy at all times and laying out all Marie Keating Foundation cancer awareness information/promotional materials and other relevant literature so that all persons visiting the unit will have easy access to the information.
  • Promoting the Marie Keating Foundation at each location visited to include a leaflet drop to all relevant areas at the location e.g. health centres, pharmacies etc.
  • Keeping documentation of travel information for each location visited (Travel Sheet provided). This includes the date, location, start time, finish time and mileage.  All completed documentation must be returned to the office in Dublin.  Please note that your day starts and finishes at the Unit base.
  • The Marie Keating Foundation Mobile Phone should stay with the Nurse at all times as this is her line of communication to local Doctors and Hospitals if the need arises
  • Liaising with the office with regard to planning future locations.
  • Petty cash keeping. A record of all expenses and receipts to be forwarded to the office on a monthly basis.
  • Neat dress is essential and the uniform provided must be worn at all times.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

All Marie Keating Foundation Unit Drivers must possess:

  • A current full clean drivers’ licence, to drive a 3.5 tonne vehicle
  • Up to date CPC
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

Terms of Employment

  • This is a part-time role.
  • Flexibility in the role is required, as there is occasional evening or week-end work (with the advance agreement of the Mobile Unit Driver).
  • Contract hours of work will be from 9am to 5pm two days per week (Monday to Friday). The working schedule will be supplied to the Driver two weeks in advance.