Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Ongar, Essex

  • Location

    Ongar, Essex UK

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  • Salary:

    £10,701 - £21,320 per annum plus mileage allowance

  • Contact:

    Carol Raine

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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We are looking for Volunteers, Befrienders & Companions for the Ongar Area of Essex.  If you live in Ongar that is perfect but we also have clients in the Epping, Loughton, Waltham Abbey, Harlow, and surrounding areas. No experience is required as excellent training is provided.   Do you have an unfulfilling job role that you want to swap for a job for life? Maybe you are retired/semi-retired, and you are looking for a role where you can give something back? A role where you can make a positive difference to the life of an older person living in your local community? 

What are the Company Values & Why you should come & work for us?

Ongar Railway Station

We are an award-winning national brand that focuses on a companionship led care service. We have won multiple awards over the years and have built an excellent reputation within communities across the UK. They are rated “Outstanding” by the CQC which is amazing. The owner moved into the care sector to do something that she could be proud of and make a difference in the local community, creating a high-quality bespoke service that would allow older adults to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible.  

What would I be doing as a Volunteer/Befriender?

“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.  She is pretty independent but does need help getting herself up and ready on a morning, her hands are weak so little things like putting the toothpaste on the toothpaste for her, or combing her hair.  We had noticed she had stopped having a shower, so helping her feel secure while she washes & dresses has been really important and prevented a lot of falls. 

Most of all Nanan has gained wonderful companionship and grown very fond of her Companion, we as a family have more peace of mind as we know she’s not alone. She has been able to keep on 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."

Pay Rates, Benefits & Hours of Work

  • Contracts available include –
  • 16 hours per week contract- £8568 per annum - 0700-1030 every day or 0815-1315 every day -Alternate weekends required.
  • 20 hours per week contract- £10,701 per annum - 0815-1315 every day or 1700-2200. Alternate weekends required.
  • 26 hours per week- 0815-1315 and 1645-1900 and alternate weekends.
  • 30 hours per week contract- £15,990 per annum. Availability 0815-1315 (break) and 1700-1915. Alternate weekends. OR availability 0930-1315 (break) and 1700-2030.
  • 40 hours per week contract - £21,320 per annum (limited availability).

We actively promote from within, so there are fantastic opportunities for ongoing progression for the right person.  Making a difference in someone's everyday life is the biggest reward you get from this job.  If you have been looking for Volunteer Jobs near me then this could be perfect! 

How do I 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.  


** Disclaimer - please note this is not a Volunteer job as it is paid employment, but we are trying to attract people that would be looking for Volunteer Jobs in their local area.