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Health and safety volunteer (Cambridge)


We need a 'fresh pair of eyes' to double check that our shop team is completely safe.

The role is based in the Oxfam Bookshop in Cambridge. 

Hours can be flexible between 09.30-17.30 daily, including weekends. Ideally you will be able to offer between 4-8 hours a week.

Key responsibilities:

An ability on a daily basis to ensure health and safety policy is adhered to.

Carrying out scheduled health and safety assessments.


Providing support and guidance to the shop team on health and safety requirements and best practice, in line with Oxfam procedures

Skills and competencies:


To be systematic and methodical with a good eye for detail

Previous experience of occupational health and safety issues (ideally) or a willingness to learn.

Ability to carry out health and safety checks and complete appropriate paperwork.

Identify and resolve any issues that arise.

Able to work in a diverse team

What this role can offer the volunteer:

An interesting and varied experience of voluntary work

Ability to see your  volunteer skills translate into money raised for Oxfam

Good understanding of basic retail and health and safety principles

Training and support

Travel expenses will be reimbursed so you will not be out of pocket whilst volunteering for Oxfam


Deborah Docksey, Ruth Sidell (managers)

Tel: 01223 313373


Application process:

Download and complete the Volunteer Application Form and send to the email address above.

Application deadline:

28 July 2013

Interview date:

To be arranged

Start date:

To be arranged.


  • East


  • Shop

Work Days:

  • Weekdays
  • Weekends

Work Times:

  • Day Time