Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

  • Location

    Swadlincote, UK

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  • Salary:

    £9.70 - £9.90 per hour plus mileage allowance

  • Contact:

    Steve Vine

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

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We are seeking full and part time Paid Volunteers, Befrienders & Companions who live in the Swadlincote areas of South Derbyshire. No experience is required as excellent training is provided. It is essential that you have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.

We need kind-hearted individuals more than ever at this time to support the most vulnerable in our community, so if you have a big heart and you want to be a star in your local community, then we would love to hear from you.

Who would I be working for?

We are advertising on behalf of an award-winning provider who focus on a bespoke 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, with the focus being on companionship. The owner of the business has a passion to deliver a high quality of care to older people in the South Derby area. He has seen the effect the service has had on his 92-year-old mother, who has been matched with brilliant Companions. They visit her twice a day and she will usually have her coat on waiting for their visit so they can go out for a coffee. However, her Companions are aware that her needs could grow at any time. This doesn’t worry them because they have built up a great relationship with her.

What would I be doing?

By becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion you will be helping an older person in your local community not only combat loneliness but also help them remain independent. Everyone’s needs differ, some of our clients are more independent than others. You will be carefully matched to an older adult in your local area needing companionship and support.  This could vary from helping them to prepare meals and taking them out into the community, to helping them have a bath and getting dressed and helping them with their medication. To be a fantastic companion, are you:

  • Caring, compassionate and patient?
  • Do you have a great personality and would make a fantastic companion?
  • Looking for a full and part-time job where you can make a difference?
  • Available for hours covering early mornings, lunchtimes, evenings and alternate weekends?

How do you apply or ask a question?

We are Managed Advertising Solutions Ltd; we act as an Advertising Agency on behalf of the end employer.  If you have any questions about the job, or, you wish to apply please click on the apply button.  Once you have applied, we would carry out an initial pre-screen of your application, your CV & application is then passed to the end employer who would then contact you directly to progress your application further. This would usually be within 24-72 hours of applying and this telephone conversation is for you to ask any questions you may have and the end employer to find out more about you.  

**This is not a Volunteer job, it is paid employment, but we are looking to attract people that would look for volunteering type jobs as they usually have all the right values that we would look for.