Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Oxford
Travel time & Waiting time allowance paid at £10.50 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 Oxford Kidlington, Headington, Botley, Wheatley, Witney, Carterton, Burford and surrounding areas of Oxfordshire, so 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 Director previously had a full career in the Royal Air Force Regiment. When he moved to the area in 2002, he notices a real shortage of high-quality person-centred care for older people locally. His passion is to deliver an improved quality of life and increased independence in an older person’s own homes, peace of mind for their families, a happy, engaged and fulfilled team of carers.
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
- 16 hours per week. Salary of £9,010 per annum, 16 hours per week (weekend only) salary £9,734 per annum, 30 hours per week salary of £16,894 per annum;
- Flexible Working hours £10.50-£11.70 per hour (double rate for bank holidays)
- Early morning hours 06:45 – 12:45, alternate weekends, Teatime and evening hours 16:00 – 22:00 includes alternate weekends and weekends only schedules 06:45 – 12:45 & 16:00 – 22:00;
- 25p per mile mileage allowance;
- Company Pension;
- Employee Assistance Programme;
- High Street Shopping Discounts;
- £250 refer a friend Bonus;
- DBS Refund 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.