Transport - Driver Team Leader

Job No: SVDP1534
Location: Altona


Join one of Victoria's Leading Not-For-Profit Organisations!

Be part of a values driven team to support our successful retailers

Tax reducing salary packaging 

75 hours per fortnight - Monday to Friday 




The Role:

This an exciting opportunity for an experienced Team Leader to join our efficient and dynamic Warehouse & Transport Team at Altona. You will be responsible for the day-to-day supervision and mentoring to a team of Drivers in the Western area, ensuring that staff and volunteers are kept motivated and on task while still maintaining a safe and efficient work environment for your team. 

You need to be a special type of person, who provides leadership and training to the team and who puts the people we serve first. There will be focus on leading by example with focuses on safety, and compliance.

Vinnies is a special place and encourages all employees and volunteers to grow with us, add value and truly make a difference to the lives of others.


About you:

You are a positive individual with an unflappable demeanor who has a drive to be part of an organisation doing exceptional things in the community. You bring a 'hands on' flexible approach and are a proactive operator who thrives on positively engaging with customers. You are highly organised leader with a sound understanding of safe work practices.


More specifically you will have:

  • Experience leading a team in a similar environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High focus on Time Management skills i.e performing tasks within a timely manner
  • Innovative & practical in problem solving
  • Demonstrated previous experience in a Transport & Logistics environment
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety matters relating to workplace environments


Key accountabilities include:

  • Supervise the driver group day to day ensuring team work effectively.
  • Assist the Transport Manager ensuring resources are utilised and maximised efficiently.
  • Work collaboratively with Eastern Team Leader to ensure all transport goals are achieved.
  • Set a positive example of leadership with your team leading by example.
  • Communicate all transport timelines and cancelations in a timely manner 
  • Be part of a proactive safety culture and participate in all safety initiatives


In return we offer:

  • Tax reducing salary packaging 
  • Knowledge that you will be part of a team helping to make a difference to your community
  • We have some great talent who are happy to share their experience and skills to help you on your way
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment - we value our employees and the excellent work that they do
  • We are growing and there are lots of opportunities available


About us:

The St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria and its wide network of over 12,000 volunteers provide practical welfare support, advocacy and friendship for the most vulnerable members of our community. On the frontline, face-to-face. The St Vincent de Paul Society in Australia has more than 60,000 volunteers. Internationally, the Society operates in 149 countries and has over 950,000 volunteers. To find out more visit  Key services include Vinnies Shops; Vinnies Soup Vans; Compeer support for people experiencing mental illness; home visitation; youth programs; assistance for asylum seekers and refugees; education and tutoring; and a range of other volunteer-run initiatives that assist people in need.

Grow with Vinnies

If making a difference in your local community is important to you and you meet our essential requirements we can’t wait to hear from you. Please send us your updated CV and a cover letter that tells us a little more about you and why you would be perfect for the role. Please click here for a copy of the Position Description.


Please note that prior to any offer of employment, pre-employment checks must be completed these will include reference checking, a medical, proof of COVID-19 vaccination, a national criminal history check and a working with children check.  

St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria is proactive in supporting child safety

 We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences.

We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions

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