Volunteer Befriender – Bingo (Job Ref: 18800)

Position Categories: Midlands, new, Part Time, Voluntary

Location: Northamptonshire, East Midlands

Salary: Voluntary

Closing Date: 20 May 2018

Short Job Description:

About the Service: Creative Support’s community services in Northamptonshire provide support to people with learning disabilities. Our services include residential care and support, day services, supported living, educational programmes 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. This role will be based in the community at a specified bingo session in Wellingborough Town Centre at the Hind Hotel.

Purpose of the role: We are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly befriender to meet one of our service users out in the community for bingo on a Tuesday afternoon. The lady you will be befriending has a learning disability so would benefit from the support of a befriender when accessing activities in the community as she sometimes has a lack of awareness of her whereabouts. As a befriender you will meet the service user at the service where she lives, walk to the bingo session and walk back to the service afterwards.

This is a rewarding opportunity for someone with great communication skills and a compassionate nature to make a difference to the life of someone at risk of social isolation in their local community. This would be particularly suitable for someone who enjoys bingo and walking, as it is a 15 minute walk to the bingo session.

Suggested Time Commitment: Applicants will need to be available on a Tuesday as this is when the bingo session takes place in Wellingborough Town Centre – we would suggest applicants are available for one or two Tuesdays each month. This role is for a specific person but other opportunities and extra hours are available if desired.

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.