Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

  • Location

    Tunbridge Wells, UK

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  • Salary:

    £9.75 - £15.45 per hour plus mileage allowance

  • Contact:

    Carol Raine

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Tunbridge Wells

£9.75 - £15.45 per hour plus mileage allowance

16 - 30 Contracted or Flexible hours per week


Are you looking for a rewarding job where you can make a difference? Could you make a difference to the life of someone like Joyce*? 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 throughout Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Edenbridge, Hildenborough, Paddock Wood and surrounding areas of Kent. It is essential that you have a full UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle.

Joyce* is 91 years old, she has lived in on her own since her husband Peter passed away and has always been independent.  Last year, Joyce* 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. Joyce* 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 elements of personal care where 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 2-hour home visits to a purely private client base, but the focus being on consistent relationships.

Benefits & Hours


  • Part-time hours are available between 16-30 hours per week. Guaranteed hour and flexible hour contracts are also available depending on your availability to work.
  • If you have some availability early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings and every alternate weekend, then this position is ideal for you.
  • £50.00 welcome bonus after 3 months an additional £100 bonus after 6 months continuous employment.
  • DBS refunded after 6 months service.
  • Excellent in-house training and support is provided;
  • Opportunities for career progression;
  • 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 a very rewarding role, so please click apply.

*Joyce 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.