Befriender & Care Companion (Like a Volunteer)

  • Location

    High Wycombe, UK

  • Sector:

    Adult Homecare Branch

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £10.25 - £12.00 per hour plus 30p-45p mileage

  • Contact:

    Carol Raine

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


We are looking for part time Befrienders & Care Companions (like a volunteer) in the High Wycombe area of South Buckinghamshire. No experience is required as excellent training will be provided. However, you must have a full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle. 


Because their services are provided in people’s own homes they have job vacancies in the Amersham, Little Chalfont, Chalfont St Peter, Chalfont St Giles, Beaconsfield, Chesham, Stokenchurch, Marlow, Bourne End, Gerrards Cross and all areas in between South Buckinghamshire. We always try to keep you as local as possible to where you live.

Company Values

You would be working for a very bespoke provider of companionship led care and support to older people living in their own homes. An award-winning provider, not only in the UK but in lots of other countries where they all follow the same vision – to change the face of ageing and making a huge impact on people’s lives. On a day to day basis you would be matched to predominantly older adults in your local community who are looking for a little bit of extra help to stay happy and healthy in their own homes, assisting them with maintaining their daily routine.  The owners know personally how difficult it can be to find high quality care for a family member and have a passion to make sure everyone in their local community has the same type of care they were able to find. 

About You

Becoming a Befriender & Companion in your local community is such a rewarding role. If you have always wanted to do a job that is rewarding, now is a great time to apply and really make a difference. Knowing you have helped someone is a feeling like no other.

Your Job Role

You will visit older people in their own homes and carry out a variety of duties, no two days will be the same. You will be part of a small team visiting vulnerable older people on a regular basis, who need extra support to remain in their own home.  This may include: -

  • Helping someone get out of bed, washed/showered, dressed/undressed and other elements of personal care.
  • Prepare breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
  • Remind them to take their medication.
  • Help with light housework, laundry, vacuuming, ironing, or a spot of gardening.
  • Help with grocery shopping and managing bills.
  • Be a listening ear and to treat them with the respect and dignity everyone deserves.

Pay Rates & Hours

  • £10.25 - £12.00 per hour (double pay on bank holidays) plus 30p-45p mileage allowance.
  • Part-time hours and guaranteed hours contracts available for the right person.
  • If you have some availability early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings, or a couple of hours on a weekend, then this position is ideal for you.

Making a difference to someone’s everyday life is so rewarding, along with creating lots of memories and knowing you have contributed to making someone’s day that bit happy and easier.

How do you apply?

If you have any questions about this Befriender & Companion role, or, you wish to apply please click on the apply button. Once you have applied, we would carry out an initial pre-screen of your application, your CV & application is then passed to the end employer who would then contact you directly to progress your application further. This would usually be within 24-72 hours of applying and this telephone conversation is for you to ask any questions you may have and the end employer to find out more about you.