Volunteer Befriender (Job Ref: 18599)

Position Categories: new, Voluntary, Yorkshire and Humber

Location: Middleton, Leeds

Salary: Volunteering

Closing Date: 14 January 2018

Other Job Ref Numbers: 18599CRJ

Short Job Description:

Brandling Court is a supported living service for adults with autism, learning disabilities and mental health related needs. The service provides accommodation for male and female service users from a range of age groups. The service is comprised of four separate houses and each has its own garden space.
Brandling Court provides outcome-focused and personalised support with the aim of enabling residents to lead independent and fulfilling lives. The tenants enjoy varied activities during the week such as football matches, swimming, college, work art groups and many more.
As a volunteer befriender you would be an asset to both services. Many adults who have a learning disability have a small network of support and would benefit from someone to be their friend and support in fun activities or just to have a chat.
We would suggest a minimum time commitment of 2 hours per week, between 9:00am-5:00pm Monday to Friday.
Applicants must submit a completed Creative Support application form which can be requested or downloaded via the listed methods. You may attach a CV if you wish to support your application but CVs alone will not be accepted. An enhanced DBS check is required, which Creative Support pays for. Creative Support is not a recruitment sourcing agency; all employees are directly employed by us. We do not accept contact from recruitment candidate sourcing/advertising agencies. Upon receipt of your application we will email you a confirmation of receipt. If you do not receive this confirmation email please contact us via telephone or email. Contact information can be found on our company website. Please note applications will be shortlisted as they are received and we may contact you before the closing date to arrange an interview.

Application Instructions:

Download the full job description and application form below, print a copy and post to us (applications which are completed by typing can be emailed to us at recruitment@creativesupport.co.uk).

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Completed Application Forms must be submitted to our Head Office address (below) or emailed (recruitment@creativesupport.co.uk) to be considered for the vacancy. If you have not received a response to your application within 10 working days of the closing date please accept this as notification of an unsuccessful application. Unsuccessful applicants must wait 6 months before reapplying.

Recruitment Department, Creative Support Ltd, Wellington House, 131 Wellington Road, Stockport, SK1 3TS.