Volunteer Befriender (Job Ref: 18931)

Position Categories: Full Time, new, Older People, South East, Voluntary

Location: Bedfordshire

Salary: Volunteering

Closing Date: 08 March 2018

Other Job Ref Numbers: 18931CRJ

Short Job Description:

About the Service: Lavender Court is an extra care service that supports elderly people with a range of needs, including disabilities, dementia and people who have experienced strokes. We provide person-centred support that enables our clients to live meaningful and fulfilling lives in their own homes and the wider community. To complement the support we offer we are looking to recruit warm, flexible and motivated individuals to become befrienders within the service.

Purpose of the role: We are looking for Volunteer Befrienders to provide companionship to our residents with the aim of building their self-esteem and confidence. Befrienders play a key role in reducing social isolation and enabling people to engage more with their local community. Our residents may like to be accompanied to social groups or activities, to the shops or just meet for a cup of tea and a chat. This is a rewarding opportunity where you can use your great interpersonal skills and enthusiasm to make a positive difference in the lives of people within your community.

Suggested Time Commitment: We would suggest a minimum time commitment of 1-2 hours per week, however this is flexible and availability can be discussed with your named supervisor at interview stage.

Application Instructions:

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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.