Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

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    Arnold, Nottinghamshire

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    £9.00 - £10.00 per hour + paid travel time

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    Steve Vine

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    about 1 year ago

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Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Arnold

£9.00 - £10.00 per hour (double rate bank holiday) + paid travel time

Flexible full and part-time hours available

Are you looking for a rewarding job where you can make a difference? Could you make a difference to the life of someone like Barbara*? There is no upper age limit for applications, becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion could be perfect for you.

We have jobs available in the Nottingham area of Nottinghamshire. We have work in Arnold, Snienton, Carlton, The Meadows, St. Ann’s, Mapperley, Sherwood, Bestwood, Bulwell, Old & New Basford, Long Eaton, Radford, Aspley, Beeston, Chilwell, Stapleford, Wollaton and surrounding areas. It is desirable that you have a UK driving licence and have access to your own vehicle due to the nature of the role.

Barbara* is 76 years old, she has lived in on her own since her husband passed away and has always been independent.  Last year, Barbara* 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. Barbara* 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 may assist with personal care where required. Going shopping with her, helping her prepare a healthy meal or even taking her to the hair dressers. 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

  • Double time bank holidays;
  • Shifts between the hours 7am – 10pm, including 2 weekends a month;
  • Mileage allowance 25p per mile (45p per mile if using your car during a client’s visit);
  • If you have some availability early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons or evenings, then this position is ideal for you;
  • Excellent training is provided so no experience or qualifications are required;
  • Fantastic progression opportunities;
  • Paid holidays;
  • Simply Health Cash Plan;
  • The biggest benefit of all is making a difference every day.

Do you have a big heart? If you are excited by this job opportunity, we want to hear from you. Becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion to an older adult is not only rewarding, but you will be gaining a friend too. So please click apply.

*Barbara is just a typical example of someone you would support.

** 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.