Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion Part-time

  • Location

    High Wycombe, UK

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  • Salary:

    £10.25 - £12.00 per hour + 30p - 45p mileage allowance

  • Contact:

    Carol Raine

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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We have opportunities to do something amazing and becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion could be perfect for you. We have roles available in the High Wycombe, Chesham, Amersham, The Chalfonts, Beaconsfield, Marlow, Bourne End, Gerrards Cross areas of Buckinghamshire and all the areas in between. 

If you are looking for something new and rewarding to do in 2020, a role where you make a difference in a person’s life and end each day with a feeling like no other, then we could have what you are looking for. Imagine doing something that is more than just a job. Perhaps you know a relative that would love a job like this, maybe you are semi-retired, you have spare time on your hands and want to make a difference?

“My Nana was diagnosed with early-onset dementia earlier this year and the word immediately frightened me. Nan has lived on her own for a few years since my Grandad passed away but has always been independent, so this diagnosis worried me that she would no longer stay living in the place that holds all her memories and where she spent over 50 years with Grandad.

However, Nan has had wonderful companionship, care and support from people she has grown so fond of, we as a family have more peace of mind as we know she’s not alone. She has been able to keep getting out and about doing the things she loves, including visiting her local music group, and most importantly you have allowed her to keep being herself in the home that she loves. The personal care received has been respectful and dignified. Thank you will never be enough.”  

No experience is required as excellent training is provided. It is essential that you have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.

Be part of something special!

You could be joining an award-winning national brand that 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 from 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 owners know personally how difficult it can be to find high-quality care for a family member and have a passion to make sure everyone in their local community has the same type of care they found.  

Benefits & Hours:

  • £10.25 - £12.00 per hour (Double pay on bank holidays) plus 30p-45p mileage allowance
  • Part-time hours and guaranteed hours contracts available for the right person
  • Ongoing support and full training provided so no experience is required;
  • Holiday pay (accrue 1 hour paid holiday for every 8.28 hours worked);
  • Pension scheme;
  • £100 refer a friend scheme;
  • In-house Learning and Development program;
  • Fully supported on-going training also working to achieve the Care Certificate;
  • Opportunity to gain City & Guilds accredited Alzheimer's and Dementia Training;
  • Opportunity to undertake a Level 2 Qualification in Health and Social Care.

If you feel you have the qualities to do this type of role, then we would love to hear from you. We are proud to advertise on behalf of this unique provider and welcome your applications. Once you apply, they will arrange a suitable time to discuss the vacancy in more detail and answer any questions you may have.


** 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.