Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

  • Location

    Bath, UK

  • Sector:

    Homecare

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £9.20 - £14.15 per hour (Double rate on Bank Holidays)

  • Contact:

    Carol Raine

  • Contact email:

    mas@hscjobs.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    A/PVC/BATH/AUGUST19

  • Published:

    28 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-09-05

  • Consultant:

    Carol Raine

Are you looking for a rewarding career? Would you like to make a difference to the life of an older person and someone like Marion*? Have you ever considered a role in the care sector? Are you a student seeking work for the holidays, weekends and/or evenings? Why not take this opportunity to gain experience whilst making a difference?

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 Bath, Bradford-on-Avon, Corsham, Chippenham, Calne, Melksham and surrounding areas. Experience is preferred but not essential as full training is provided. However, it is essential that you have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.

Marion* is 87 years old and a retired lecturer at Bath Spa University and has always been independent whilst living in her own home. Last year Marion started to struggle with little things that so many of us find simple. She would struggle to follow simple steps such as following a recipe when cooking a meal, she might repeat a lot of things she has already said, and she wouldn’t be able to concentrate on her books like she used to. Daily routines have become harder for Marion* and so has getting out and about doing the things she enjoys. That is where you come in. You may help her with her morning, lunchtime, or evening routine, or even with elements of personal care. You might take her to her local singing group, music really helps her remember special memories from her past, or you might help her with her shopping or making a healthy meal. You would be helping her continue to be herself and do the things she loves and remain in her own home, a rewarding feeling like no other.

Benefits & Hours:

  • Contracted hours between 10-35 hours per week depending on experience.  
  • 23p-45p per mile allowance plus paid waiting time and travel time.
  • If you have some availability early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings or a couple of hours on alternate weekends, then this position is ideal for you.
  • Holiday pay.
  • Pension scheme and cash plans scheme (discount for dentist, opticians, physio, osteopath)
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Excellent training is provided.
  • The biggest benefit of all is making a difference every day.
  • This isn’t just a job; you will be gaining a friend too!

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, but the focus being on companionship, so you have time to get to know them. They are rated “Outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission, which is amazing.

If you have a big heart and 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.

*Marion is just an example of someone you will support