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Health and Safety Volunteer (Boston, Lincolnshire)


Our busy shop needs to be kept safe for its staff and customers. This role ensures this.

Key responsibilities:

To carry out a weekly fire alarm test, a monthly emergency lighting test and to complete the monthly Health and Safety Monitoring checklist.

The tests are carried out by inserting the appropriate key into either a fire alarm or emergency lighting unit. In the case of the fire alarm, the system will then need to be reset by pressing specified buttons on the main control box. After the tests have been completed, a straightforward records sheet is then completed. Full training will be given.

Ideally, you will be able to volunteer one day per week.

Skills and competencies:

  • An attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently, but with guidance and support
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Basic administration skills

What this role can offer the volunteer:

  • You will be helping Oxfam in its mission to build a just world without poverty
  • The opportunity of a responsible, worthwhile role in a global organisation
  • References provided for future employers.
  • An insight into the importance of Health and Safety in the workplace
  • Lunch costs and reasonable local travel expenses can be reimbursed in line with Oxfam's policy


Jason Kirk

Shop Manager

Oxfam Boston 

8 Wide Bargate 

Boston, Lincolnshire

PE21 6RF


Telephone: 01205 368733

Application process:

Please complete and send the Volunteer Application form to the address above.

Application deadline:

9 May 2017

Interview date:

To be arranged.

Start date:

As soon as possible.


  • East


  • Shop

Work Days:

  • Weekdays

Work Times:

  • Day Time