Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Calne

  • Location

    Calne, Wiltshire, UK

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  • Salary:

    £9.20 - £14.15 per hour + mileage allowance

  • Contact:

    Carol Raine

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Calne, Wiltshire

Travel time & Waiting time allowance paid at £9.20 - £14.15 per hour

Full & part time hours available

Are you looking to do something incredible in 2020? Something that could change a life and tackle loneliness for older people in your local community? Are you kind-hearted with a bright personality that could light up a person’s day? If this is you, then we want to hear from you. 

We have full and part-time available work available in the Calne, Corsham, Bradford-on-Avon, Melksham, Bath, Chippenham and surrounding areas. Experience is preferred but not essential as full training is provided. However, it is essential that you have a full driving licence and access to a if you live in any of these areas, we have plenty of local work for you.

No one should feel alone. Over a million older people in the UK say they can go a month without speaking to a friend, relative or neighbour. As a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, you can help prevent this. Sometimes the smallest acts, make the biggest difference.  

Be part of something special

We are advertising on behalf of 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 1-hour home visits to a purely private client base, but the focus being on companionship. The Directors are a husband and wife team who after their own experience, when one of their parents reached a stage in his life and needed the extra support, he deserved in order for him to remain in his home during the final years of his life. They know this is a privilege, as some people are not fortunate enough to have family or friends who can help at difficult times and finding the correct support isn't easy.

Sound good? What does the Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion role involve?

All their clients’ needs vary, from providing companionship, assisting with personal care, helping with domestic duties & preparing meals, to helping with medication or taking them out to continue to do the things they love. If you also think about everything you do daily, you would be supporting someone to do the same. The kind of things that you would do for a friend or relative, and what you would expect for yourself when you’re older.

Benefits & Hours

Fixed contracts:

  • 16 hours per week. Salary of £8320 per annum week and weekend work
  • 16 hours per week (weekend only) salary £9150 per annum
  • 30 hours per week salary of £15,600 per annum, shifts of morning to lunch and lunch to evening including alternate weekends available

Flexible Contracts:

  • Flexible Working hours £9.20 -£ 14.15 per hour (double rate for bank holidays)

All contracts:

  • 23p-45p per mile mileage allowance;
  • Company Pension;
  • Employee Assistance Programme;
  • High Street Shopping Discounts;
  • Health Scheme

If you are caring in nature, trustworthy, patient and understanding and want to make a difference why not do something rewarding.

Don’t worry if you have any questions, we will have a chat with you once you have applied and put your mind at ease on any questions you may have regarding joining our team!

** 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.