Befriender & Companion (Like a Volunteer)

  • Location:

    Beckenham, UK

  • Sector:

    Homecare

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Contact:

    Steve Vine

  • Contact email:

    apply@managedadvertising.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    A/PVC/BECKENHAM

  • Consultant:

    Steve Vine

  • Salary:

    £9.70 - £11.00 per hour + mileage

We are looking for part-time Befrienders & Companions (Like a Volunteer) who live in the Beckenham and surrounding areas of Greater London. No experience is required because full training will be provided. However, it is essential that you hold a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle.

Because this company provides a care service to older adults in their own homes, within the local community, they have job vacancies in the Beckenham, Orpington, Bromley, West Wickham, Hayes, Shortlands, Keston, Chislehurst, Bickley, Farnborough areas.

  • £9.70- £11.00 per hour (Double pay bank holidays) + mileage allowance.
  • Holiday pay & pension scheme.
  • Part-time hours available; including mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings, and a few hours on alternate weekends.

Could you help Joan*?

Joan is 86 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 or doing certain chores, she might also get muddled with peoples’ names. However, she does love to sing, and music seems to always cheer her up and remind her of special memories. She can get lonely from time to time though as her son lives in Australia and she needs a bit more help round the house. Could you be the person to make a difference to Joan? 

As a Befriender & Companion each visit is a minimum of one hour and each day is different to the next. You would be helping people like Joan remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible. The role may involve:

  • Assisting with morning & evening routines.
  • Assisting with personal care where required.
  • Prompting to take any medications.
  • Taking them out shopping or for some exercise.
  • Preparing meals and light household duties.
  • Being a reliable companion and someone, they can rely on.

The Employer

You could be joining an award-winning provider who focus on a bespoke companionship led care service. The owner started the service inspired by her close relationship with her own grandmother, who managed to remain in her own home until she passed away at the wonderful age of 89. This led her to her changing her career path with a vision to become an award-winning provider of companionship led care. They have since won multiple awards over the years and have built an excellent reputation within communities across the UK and are rated as Good by the CQC. This a company you would be proud to be part of.

Apply/Ask a question

If you have any questions about this Befriender & Companion job vacancy, or if you wish to apply, then 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 and answer any questions. This would usually be within 24-72 hours of applying. 

** 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.

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