Paid Volunteer, Befriender and Companion

  • Location

    Ilkley, UK

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  • Salary:

    £9.10 - £9.50 per hour DOE + benefits

  • Contact:

    Amanda Wright

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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Our client are seeking full and part-time female* Paid Volunteers, Befrienders and Companions, living near to the Ilkley area of West Yorkshire. This job is commutable, and will involve travel around, local towns and villages, including; Addingham (8mins), Burley-in-Wharfedale (10mins), Menston (15mins), Otley (16mins), Guiseley (20mins) and surrounding towns and villages. For this reason, it is essential that you have a driving license and access to your own vehicle.

Who will you be joining?

You will be joining a fantastic organisation, which is committed to providing an incredibly high standard of care, within comfortable, affluent surroundings. As a Paid Volunteer, Befriender and Companion, you will need to be the best of the best, immaculately dressed, and passionate about what you do. You must maintain very high standards and be passionate about the difference you can make.

This is just the start of your career with our client. For those that want to progress, there are endless opportunities to grow and develop - you could be a Manager of the future!

What roles and responsibilities will I have as a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion?

Are you a relationship builder, a friendly smiling face, an extra special person who could brighten the day of a lonely older person living in their own home? Maybe you are looking for a career change, and want to do something worthwhile and rewarding?

In your job, you will make a difference every day, to an older person living in their own home, by becoming their companion. You will assist them with daily living tasks, personal care, or taking them out into the community - helping them to stay independent whilst doing the things they love.

What are the salary, benefits and hours?

  • Rate of pay is £9.10 (no experience) and salary increases with experience, up to £9.50 per hour;
  • Attendance bonus of £35 per quarter (After 3 Months);
  • Full time and part time hours are available;
  • Usual working hours are as follows: - 7am – 2pm, 4pm – 10pm and every other weekend;
  • Our client's busy times are early mornings, lunchtimes, evenings.

If you think this sounds like an ideal job for you, then please do click apply to become part of this incredible adventure. One of our helpful team will be available to answer any questions you may have, and provide any support you might need, to guide you through the application process.

*Health and Social Care Jobs is an Equal Opportunities Employer, however due to the nature of the position, this post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010. In this instance there is a Genuine Occupational Requirement to recruit a female.