About us

What is High Wycombe Shopmobility?

High Wycombe Shopmobility is a local charity that offers the free daily hire of scooters or wheelchairs to enable people with limited mobility to get around High Wycombe town centre.

Whether you have a temporary or permanent mobility issue you can use our scooters, wheelchairs or power chairs to go to the shops, meet friends for coffee, visit the library, or make trips to the opticians or hospital.

We are an independent charity and are a member of the National Federation of Shopmobility UK where you can also find details of other Shopmobility’s around the country.

We are open 7 days a week and we have a range of equipment to suit a variety of heights and weights. Our vehicles can be taken into the shops or parked outside(the key must be removed) and they can be used in most lifts to reach the upper floors. See our opening hours

Our equipment should always be used responsibly see FAQs –Do’s and Don’ts

We offer overnight or short term hire of our manual wheelchairs for a small charge of £3 per night or £20 per week, more information can be found here.

We are run and managed by a friendly, dedicated team of staff, volunteers and a board of Trustees.

We are proud to provide a free service to allow anyone with a mobility need to access High Wycombe town centre. We appreciate any support or donations made – every penny helps keep our service free to our customers.

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Our Team

Our team is made up of a combination of part-time employees, volunteers and trustees, who are committed to offering the best service possible to our customers.

* Job Opportunity  * September 2021 * Assistant Manager High Wycombe Shopmobility *

Application deadline Sunday 19th September

Download Application form 

We require an Assistant Manager to join our team.  The role involves assisting in overseeing the day to day operation of the service and ensures the successful and continued management and development of Shopmobility.

To assist in supporting the staff, volunteers and users in all aspects of the Shopmobility service and its developments.

To assist in ensuring an adequate number of staff and volunteers are available and to increase the pool of volunteers as necessary.

To assist in the effective consultation with staff and volunteers; assist the Manager and management committee and users on any proposed changes to the service.

Assist in preparing publicity to promote the service and provide information to users and potential users of the service.

Ensure building maintenance is undertaken and promote best practice in meeting the requirements of Health & Safety legislation and to comply with other relevant statutory legislation.

Skills required:

Good customer service and communication.

Good computer skills and accurate record keeping.

Good team player who has flexibility about working times and days.

Knowledge on policies and procedures, Health & Safety and COSHH legislation would be an advantage.

Knowledge of grant applications and fundraising would also be of benefit.

Some training will be given.

Hours

15 hours per week spread over two days per week, usually Mondays and Fridays, will include some weekend and holiday cover.

With a view to increase the hours to 20 hours per week from April 2022.

Enhanced DBS check and references are required.

Salary

£11 per hour, £8580 per annum

Job Status

Three month’s trial, with 6 month probationary period, one year contract initially.

Application Deadline: Sunday 19th September ‘21

Interviews to be held on Thursday 30th September ‘21

Please send a completed Application form and CV to Claire McMackin at High Wycombe Shopmobility, 2 Newland Meadow, Eden, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 2BZ.

If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please take this that your application has been not been successful on this occasion.  Thank you for taking time to apply.

 

Part-time staff

Volunteers

We are supported by a team of fourteen wonderful volunteers.

Trustees

Chairperson – Alan Switalski, Vice Chairperson – Simon Dormer, Treasurer – Sarah Fismistr, Secretary – (vacant), Jennie Le Fevre, Joe Austin, Jane White, Kathy Dix, David Griffin,

Please let us know if you would be interested in joining our volunteer team