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Health Courier Services Store Keeper/Driver
Band 2
Permanent: includes weekend working & Bank holidays
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Includes weekend working & Bank holidays)
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NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership
Employer type
Green Vale Laundry Services
£20,758 - £21,318 per annum
Salary period
07/12/2022 23:59

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NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Stores Operative/HGV Driver

Band 2

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership’s Strategic vision, is Adding Value through Partnership, Innovation and Excellence.

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership welcomes applications from people who share our values:

  • Listening and learning
  • Working together
  • Taking responsibility
  • Innovating


For up to date information on NWSSP follow us on Twitter @NWSSP


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh. Any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English



Job overview

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership provides Clinical Logistics Transport Service across all Health Boards in Wales via its Health Courier Service, and is seeking 2 x HGV Driver/Storekeeper staff to join this service based in the Newport area, serving South East Wales.

On average, the service sorts (via its own mail sorting hubs), delivers and collects over 120,000 items of mail/medical notes per week, and transports in excess of 5 million movements of samples of Blood Products and Pathology in accordance with Accord Dangereux Routier, Good Manufacturing Practice & legislative requirements per year.

Main duties of the job

As a Health Courier Service Driver/Storekeeper you will be responsible for  stock items in stores centres and also for the safe and secure transport, distribution and replenishment of NHS Pathology, Blood/Blood Products, Secure and Non-Secure Stationery, Laundry, Mail/Records and Stock items such as medical consumables (e.g. needles/syringes/containers) that are distributed to primary health care sites (Hospitals, GP practices, pharmacies, opticians, dental surgeries) across NHS Wales.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Working for our organisation

At NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership we have high standards and expect everyone to embrace our values of Listening & Learning, Working Together, Taking Responsibility & Innovating, whilst ensuring trust, honesty and compassion are implicit in everything that we do. 
We are adaptable, agile and flexible and pride ourselves on being a learning organisation - one where it is safe to make mistakes, where blame is replaced by opportunity, learning and improvement.  Innovation is built into everything that we do.
We recognise our people regularly and have an Appreciation Station, to encourage staff to applaud exemplary behaviour in one another, alongside an Annual Staff Recognition Award ceremony aligned to our values. 
We respect and value our people and strive for a culture of compassion and inclusivity.  We are a bilingual organisation, and we have a team of Change Champions who advocate ‘This is Our NWSSP’ our principal change programme. Similarly, PROUD is our new staff network welcoming LGBT+ colleagues and allies to come together in a safe space for discussions, event planning and the opportunity to build supportive networks.
We have a comprehensive benefits package where there is something for everyone, supporting health, engagement and wellbeing and includes an Employee Assistance Programme. We have over 30 Mental Health First Aiders and work in partnership with local and national organisations to ensure the well-being and resilience of our people.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Driving a range of vans
  • Dealing with customers
  • Sound geographical knowledge of area served
Desirable criteria
  • ADR Awareness

Qualifications & Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Full Driving Licence
  • Moving & Handling and Awareness of Health and Safety
Desirable criteria
  • Basic Knowledge of Vehicle Maintenance

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Lexcel Legal Practice Quality MarkCustomer Service ExcellenceNo smoking policyStop Smoking Wales is the NHS Smoking Cessation Service in WalesAge positiveDisability confident employerCore principlesThe Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (enei) is the UK's leading employer network covering all aspects of equality and inclusion issues in the workplace.

Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Patrick Norvill
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Area Manager ABUHB
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