Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

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    Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

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  • Salary:

    £9.25 - £18.50 per hour plus 25p mileage + benefits

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    Steve Vine

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    4 months ago

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Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Leighton Buzzard

£9.25 - £18.50 per hour plus 25p mileage + benefits

Flexible part-time hours

Are you looking for a new and rewarding career? Would you like to make a difference to someone like Brenda*? Maybe you have considered Volunteer jobs? There is no upper age limit for applications, becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion could be perfect for you.

We have part-time jobs available in the Leighton Buzzard, Luton, Dunstable, Barton-le-Clay or Flitwick areas of Bedfordshire. No experience is needed however, you would need to have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.

Brenda* is 76 years old, she has lived in on her own since her husband David passed away and has always been independent. Last year, Brenda* had a fall whilst out shopping and it knocked her confidence somewhat. She stopped going out and even became scared of the stairs in her own house and would often sleep on the sofa rather than go to bed. Brenda* still wants to get out and about, but confidence stops her, that is where you come in. You would help her with daily routines that have become harder for her, but also take her out and keep her independent and doing the things she has always done. This would be things like helping her with her morning, lunchtime, or evening routine. You will be assisting her with personal care, like bathing when required. Going shopping with her, helping her prepare a healthy meal or even taking her to the hairdressers. You would be helping her continue to do the things she loves and remain in her own home, a rewarding feeling like no other.

Come and join the best!

You could be joining an award-winning national brand who focus on a companionship led care service.  They have won multiple awards over the years and have built an excellent reputation within communities across the UK. This exceptional service is different to any other care organisation in the area, providing a minimum of 1-hour home visits to a purely private client base, but the focus being on companionship.

Benefits & Hours

  • It is essential that you do a minimum of 15 hours per week available to cover mornings lunchtimes, evenings and alternate weekends.
  • Excellent training is provided;
  • Pension scheme;
  • Employee Assistance Program;
  • The biggest benefit of all is making a difference every day and being part of a team rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.

Do you have a big heart? If you are excited by this opportunity, then we would love to hear from you. Within their organisation if you shine opportunities are created. They have ambitious plans for the future, and you could be part of that! 

** 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.

*Brenda is just an example of someone you will support