Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

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    Kingsthorpe, Northamptonshire, UK

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    £9.45 - £9.95 per hour + mileage allowance (double time on bank holidays)

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    Steve Vine

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    7 months ago

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Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Kingsthorpe, Northamptonshire

£9.45 - £9.95 per hour plus mileage allowance (double time on bank holidays)

Full and part-time hours

Are you looking for a rewarding career where you can make a difference to the life of an older person in your local community? If so, becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion could be perfect for you! Could you support someone like Beryl*?

There is no upper age limit for applications, and we have hours available in the NN1, NN2, NN3, NN4 and NN5 areas of Northampton. Experience is preferred but not essential as excellent training is provided. It is essential that you have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.

Beryl* is 79 years old, she has lived in on her own since her husband, Brian, died 4 years ago and has always been independent. Last year, Beryl had a fall in her kitchen, and it knocked her confidence somewhat. She stopped going out to do the things she loved and even became scared of the stairs in her own house and would often sleep on the sofa rather than go to bed. Beryl* is typical of someone you would become a Befriender & Care Companion for, 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, helping to get washed and dressed or reminding her to take her medication. Going shopping with her, taking her to the hairdressers maybe or just simply out for a nice brew. If you also think about everything you do daily, you would be supporting someone to do the same.

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. They have recently been awarded “Outstanding” by the CQC, which is an amazing achievement. 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:

  • £9.45 per hour weekdays, £9.95 per hour weekends plus mileage allowance;
  • Full and part-time hours are available, (unfortunately, we cannot offer school hours due to the nature of the work);
  • The hours will include early mornings from 8am, a few evenings until 9:15pm and alternate weekends;
  • Double time at bank holidays and paid annual leave;
  • The biggest benefit of this job is the difference you will be making which is a feeling like no other.

If you have a big heart and you are excited by this opportunity, then we would love to hear from you.  

Beryl* 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.