Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Care Companion

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    Eastleigh, UK

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  • Salary:

    £9.30 - £21.00 per hour plus 25p mileage allowance

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    Carol Raine

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    10 months ago

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Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Care Companion, Eastleigh

£9.30 - £21.00 per hour plus 25p mileage allowance

Full and part time hours assured and guaranteed hours


Are you looking for full or part time hours and want to make a difference to someone like Martha*? Maybe you have considered Volunteer jobs? There is no upper age limit for applications, becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Care Companion could be perfect for you.

You would need to be available to work in the Romsey, Eastleigh, Chandlers Ford, Bishop and surrounding areas of Winchester. No experience is required as full training will be provided. However, it is essential that you have a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle.

Martha* is 85 years old, he has lived on his own since her husband Peter died 15 years ago and has always been independent. Last year, Martha 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 home and would often sleep on the sofa rather than go to bed. Martha* is typical of someone you would help, she 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, or assisting with personal care where required, reminding her to take medication. Going shopping with him or taking her on an outing every week?

There may also be an element of personal care involved during each visit.

Be part of something special and join a fantastic homecare branch.

You could be joining a national, award-winning organisation with an outstanding brand and reputation in the care industry! This provider puts their client at the forefront of everything they do and help people to remain in the place they love the most, their home. Not only do they promote a minimum of 1-hour support, and they make sure their carers are perfectly matched to their clients, so you can build a lasting relationship!

This homecare provider really does invest in their staff and ensure that everyone feels valued and part of the team. They offer excellent progression opportunities too, so this could be the first step towards a long-lasting, rewarding career.

Benefits & Hours:

  • Starting pay £9.30 per hour weekdays £14 per hour weekends
  • NVQ level 2 pay £9.60 per hour weekdays £14.50 per hour weekends
  • NVQ level 3 pay £10.00 per hour weekdays £15 per hour weekends
  • Bank Holidays, Christmas and Easter £17.00 to £21 per hour
  • Paid Travel & Training time at £8.21 per hour
  • If you have some availability early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings and a few hours every other weekend, then this position is ideal for you;
  • Pension scheme;
  • Full training providing and support towards further qualifications.

Our client understands the need for their clients to maintain their personal routine and aim to provide the highest standard of support possible. Your responsibilities may involve:

Sometimes it is the littlest acts of kindness that make the biggest difference!

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 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.

*Martha is just an example of someone you will support