Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

Amanda Wright
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
£8.00 - £12.00 + Mileage Allowance
02 Nov 2016
30 Nov 2016
Contract Type

Our client is seeking, Paid Volunteer Companions & Befrienders in Chesterfield and surrounding areas. 

An award winning provider our client specialises in consistent, bespoke, quality companionship led service to private clients in their own homes. With a minimum of one-hour service we believe this enables relationship to be central to the support they provide. Their approach to supporting their clients has been recognised recently by the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. 


Hours of Work & Pay Rates

£8.00 -£12.00 per hour, plus mileage allowance.

They have part time job vacancies and need people during their busy times. Can you work during one or more of these key periods?


·Early mornings/mornings – support with morning routine and help prepare breakfast

·Lunch times – to help prepare meals or to take clients out 

·Evenings – to help prepare meals and assist with bedtime routine

·Weekends – alternate & only for a few hours are required


If you are looking for a minimum of 15 hours, up to approximately 20 hours, a week and can work during one or some of the above periods we would love to hear from you. 


Why work for us as a Paid Volunteer Companion or Befriender? 

·This is an amazingly rewarding job! Our team love what they do! 

·Our clients enjoy the relationship they build with their Companion/Befriender

·To be part of a team that is genuinely passionate about high quality care.

·You will keep the same clients and work locally, keeping travelling to a minimum and enabling continuity for our clients.

·Genuine opportunity to develop in a rewarding career

·Ongoing support and full training provided. 


Could I be a Companion & Befriender?

·Are you passionate, have time to spare and want to make a difference to someone’s life? 

·You will live in the local area and have access to your own car.

·Are you naturally caring and dependable?

·Could you offer our clients companionship and support without taking away their dignity?

·Do you have a good work ethic?

·Good standard of spoken and written English?

·Willing to undertake a DBS check?


**The clients who we care for have the right to specify the gender of the person providing them Care and Support and under the Equality Act 2010 (Schedule 9, Part 1: general occupational requirements) we only require Female carers at the present time.


I am sure you will have lots of questions, if so do not worry you will get the chance to discuss the vacancy in more detail after you have applied.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please click on apply.  If you meet the above criteria we will contact you and give you further information about the position. We always treat applications in the strictest of confidence.