Befriender & Companion (Like a Volunteer)

  • Location

    Kidlington, UK

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  • Salary:

    £10.50 - £11.70 per hour + mileage

  • Contact:

    Steve Vine

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

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We are looking for part time Befrienders & Companions in the Kidlington, Oxford, Headington, Botley, Wheatley, Witney, Carterton, Burford, and surrounding areas of Oxfordshire. No experience is required as excellent training will be provided. However, you must have a full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle. 

Could you help Betty*?

Betty is 84 years old and has started to struggle with little things that so many of us find simple. She might struggle to follow simple steps such as following a recipe when cooking a meal, she might also repeat a lot of things she has already said or get muddled with peoples’ names. She also gets lonely from time to time as her children live so far away. So, a trip to the shops or a nice walk with some company can make all the difference. Could you be the person to make a difference to Betty? 


There is no upper age limit for applications, we want people who want to give something back to their local community and who have big hearts. You may have had experience caring for a loved one or friend and you want to do it as a career? Maybe you have worked in another sector and you want something more rewarding and fulfilling? If you’ve got the right qualities, then we want to hear from you.

The Employer

With a 9.9 average rating on and a Good rating with the CQC, to this provider, ‘care’ means quality care! The Directors started the service to make a difference in their local community by providing a bespoke companionship led care service. To them it is important to treat each client as if they were family and keep them independent in their own homes for as long as possible. Every visit is no less than an hour, meaning they can really tailor the support received whether that be companionship, home help or personal care services.

Job Role

Becoming a Befriender & Companion is such a rewarding 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 adults who need extra support to remain in their own home.  This may include: -

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

Pay rates, hours & benefits

  • £10.50 - £11.70 per hour, mileage allowance, pension scheme, paid holidays.
  • Guaranteed hours available for anyone who can work split shift or who have good availability.
  • Hours include early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings, and alternate weekend hours.

How do you apply?

If you would like to apply for this position of a Befriender & Companion in Oxfordshire, or have any questions, please click on apply. Once you have applied, within 24-72 hours the employer will be in contact with you to introduce themselves and answer any questions you may have, then look at progressing your application to interview stage.

** PLEASE NOTE this is not a Volunteer job, it is paid employment, however we are trying to attract those that would look for Volunteer type roles.

*Betty is a just an example of someone you would support.