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Box Collector

Salary: £11.45 per hour + Generous holidays, Pension
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Winsley, Wiltshire
Posted date: Thursday 07 March 2024
Closing date: Thursday 04 April 2024
Start date: ASAP
Applications for this vacancy have now closed

Here at Dorothy House we provide compassionate care and support for people in our community with a life-limiting illness. Our focus is on quality of life, helping patients to live well and die well.

We are here for anyone in our community who is facing a life-limiting illness. Using our full breadth of service, we create individual care journeys that start at diagnosis and continue with bereavement support for family, carers and children.

BOX COLLECTOR | Band 2 - £11.45 per hour

The successful applicant for this role will be responsible for maintain existing box sites and to increase income by developing new sites. The post holder will also develop relationships with Community Businesses to encourage other types of fundraising and deliver promotional material across the area.

  • To ensure that all boxes are collected on a regular basis and that all boxes conform to the rules set by the Charity.
  • To maintain existing sites and diplomatically remove boxes if the annual income does not reach an agreed level.
  • To set up and develop new collecting box sites.
  • To keep records of all sites and to bring the boxes and necessary paperwork to Winsley for counting on a weekly basis.
  • To develop other sources of fundraising within existing sites where appropriate.
  • To promote all Dorothy House events.
  • To support the events fundraising team and deliver promotional material.
  • To work with volunteers where appropriate.
  • To attend box collector meetings and undertake mandatory training.
  • To attend events and to support with presentations.

See our full detailed Job Description on our website for more information.


8 Hours a week, over 2 days


Are you a passionate and self motivated individual? We are looking for a Box collector with great communication and interpersonal skills, has good time management and can demonstrate working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools.

Due to the nature of the role, you will require a full UK driving licence and have access to a car.

Desirable skills include working knowledge of the local area, and any sale experience you may have.


Dorothy House is an incredible place to work, these are just a few of our benefits that we offer to our staff:

  • Generous holiday allowance for all roles, increasing with length of service
  • Fantastic refer a friend scheme
  • Excellent industry leading training and development programmes with many career development opportunities
  • Pension with Life Assurance
  • Travel and parking - We offer 45p per mile (currently enhanced due to fuel costs) for work travel. There is unlimited free parking in Winsley.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Counselling and Mindful Employer Charter - providing our staff with information, advice and support for those experiencing stress, anxiety, depression or any other mental health conditions.
  • Simply Health - Providing insurance against certain everyday healthcare costs such as dental and optical treatments.

If this sounds like your ideal job, then we'd love to see your application.

Please note that our vacancies can close at any time once sufficient applications have been received. We therefore encourage early submission of your application


Interviews will be conducted middle of April.



Required skills for this position

At Dorothy House, the principles of equality, diversity and inclusivity are central to our work as an outstanding care provider and employer. They are inherent in our values where we care, we connect and we create. We recognise the diversity of the people who deliver our services and the people who receive them. We believe that by building a diverse workforce, underpinned by a culture of respect, we will create an environment where everyone will have access to receive outstanding care and support from Dorothy House, regardless of characteristic.

Our 2021 Services Review identified how we need to work differently to achieve our strategic mission to ensure that “everyone has access to outstanding palliative and end of life care” and has presented us with an opportunity to improve on the “community development” work of the past and engage differently with our communities for the benefit of our patients, carers and families. Put another way, this is our moment ‘to do things differently’ and we are embracing this through Asset Based Community Development. We expect all staff to embrace this strategy and we will provide training accordingly.

What happens next

Step 1

Your application will be processed. One of the team from Dorothy House may contact you to discuss your application further

Step 2

If selected, you will be invited to attend an interview

Step 3

We will keep you informed of the progress of your application throughout the selection process

Elaine Kynaston - healthcare professional talking with patient
Every day is different and challenging, and I feel privileged to be let into the lives and homes of our patients

Elaine Kynaston, Dorothy House carer

Dorothy House is at the end of a phone whenever you need advice or reassurance. There’s just something about all the staff – they’re so approachable.

Angela Selman, DH patient, 2022

I was a Hospice at Home carer for thirty years. I think we all feel privileged to do it. It’s an honour to be with people at the very end of life.

Maggie Matthews, Dorothy House carer

I cannot put into words what a difference your carers made at such a dark time, and I will always be truly grateful.

Family of a patient, 2021

Anyone who works for Dorothy House is passionate about what we do. We’re like a family –we agree on our values and our mission and that comes through more than anything

Sue Spanswick, Dorothy House carer

It sounds a cliché, but every day really is totally different and I get to work with some amazing people

Debbie Russell, Mobile Deputy Shop Manager

I really wanted to work for Dorothy house after seeing first-hand the quality of care they provided. I applied for hospice at home carer role, and was thrilled to be offered a position.

Julia Harper, Dorothy House carer

My role at Dorothy House feels more meaningful than any of my previous corporate experience. Things here really matter, and it is so rewarding playing my part in helping us be there for patients and families

Rhiannon Eveleigh, Corporate Communications, 2022

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