Befriender & Companion (Like a Volunteer)

  • Location

    Long Eaton, Nottingham, UK

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  • Salary:

    £9.50 - £10.50 per hour + paid travel time

  • Contact:

    Steve Vine

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

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We are looking for part-time Befrienders & Companions (Like a Volunteer) in the Long Eaton area of Nottinghamshire. No Experience is necessary as award-winning training is provided. We welcome applications from all ages (with no upper limit). Car Drivers are essential.


This company delivers care & support to older people in their own homes. They have job vacancies in the Long Eaton, Beeston, Arnold, Chilwell, Stapleford, Wollaton, and surrounding areas of Nottingham.

  • £9.50 - £10.50 per hour, double rate on bank holidays.
  • Mileage allowance plus paid travel time.
  • Pension scheme, paid holidays, and Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Hours available include mornings, lunchtimes, evenings, and alternate weekends.
  • Making a difference to a person’s life is the biggest benefit and is so rewarding.

Could you help Susan*?

Susan 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 or doing certain chores. She might also get muddled with peoples’ names. However, she loves to sing, and music seems to always cheer her up and remind her of special memories. She can get lonely from time to time as her children live so far away and she needs a bit more help round the house. Could you be the person to make a difference to Susan? 

As a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion you would be supporting an older adult like Susan in their own home with their daily routines, helping them stay independent for as long as possible. Each visit is no less than an hour, you would be carefully matched to the person you will be supporting, and you will be kept as close to home as possible. The role can include:

  • 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

The owner of this award-winning care company changed his career to concentrate on delivering a compassionate, caring, and individual service, to people needing help and support to remain in their own home. His aim is to focus on providing a very bespoke companionship led care service that really does benefit the local people. He also takes part in many fund-raising and charity events to help support local charities and organisations in their local community. The company have won multiple awards and built an excellent reputation. Every visit is no less than an hour, meaning visits can be tailored to support the client’s needs.

Apply/Ask a Question

If you have any questions about this Paid Volunteer, 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. 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. 

** 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 jobs.

*Susan is just an example of someone you would support