Volunteer Befriender (Job Ref: 18930)

Position Categories: Midlands, new, Voluntary

Location: Leicester

Salary: Volunteering

Closing Date: 08 March 2018

Other Job Ref Numbers: 18930JCP, 18930GWO, 18930RED

Short Job Description:

About the Service: Creative Support has a range of new services across Leicestershire providing support to people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and other support needs. Our services include supported living, community support and volunteering opportunities.

We aim to provide a supportive environment where people of all ages are encouraged and enabled to achieve their full potential as individuals and inclusive citizens in their own communities, irrespective of their intellectual capacity, gender, race, age or religious persuasion.
Purpose of the role: As a Volunteer Befriender you will enable our service users to meet new people and you will make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable adults in Leicestershire. We are seeking approachable, friendly and empathetic people to provide one-to-one support and companionship to our service users, while helping them build their self-esteem and confidence. This is an invaluable role that will help reduce isolation and will hopefully encourage people to engage more with their local community.

Suggested Time Commitment: We would recommend applicants are available to volunteer two
hours each week between 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday to Friday.

We do not accept CV’s as a form of application, applicants must submit a completed Creative Support application form which can be requested or downloaded via the listed methods. An enhanced DBS check is required for which we pay for. Creative Support is not a recruitment sourcing agency, all employees are directly employed by our organisation. We do not accept cold calls or sales/marketing 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.

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).

It's important for you to read the full job description so that you can complete your application form with details relevant to the position. Make sure you read our Recruitment FAQs before sending in your application form.

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.