Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

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    Hitchin, Hertfordshire UK

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  • Salary:

    £9.50- £20.00 per hour plus mileage allowance

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    Carol Raine

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Hitchin

£9.50- £20.00 per hour plus mileage allowance

Part-time hours available


Are you looking for a rewarding career? Would you like to make a difference to the life of an older person and someone like Lillian*? 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 Hitchin, Stevenage, Royston, Baldock, Letchworth, Knebworth and surrounding villages of North Hertfordshire. No experience is required as excellent training is provided. However, it is essential that you have a full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle.

Lillian* is 87 years old and a retired primary school head teacher and has always been independent whilst living in her own home. Last year Lillian 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 Lillian* 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:

  • Paid double time bank holidays;
  • Part-time hours, building up to 20 hours per week are available including mornings, early evenings & few hours on alternate weekends;
  • There is excellent ongoing training and support package provided
  • Employee benefits scheme including retail discounts
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Regular clients at regular times
  • Warm first introduction to each client
  • The biggest benefit of all is making that difference every day
  • Becoming a companion 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 have been voted as a 5* employer. They focus on a companionship led care service. They have won multiple awards over the years and just been voted as OUTSTANDING by CQC.  They 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. Imagine having Dementia but still being able to go to your dancing class on a Saturday, still being able to pick up your pension, still going into town on a Wednesday for cream tea! You would be helping make these things happen every day!

** 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.

*Lillian is just an example of someone you will support