Volunteer Befriender – Cinema (Job Ref: 18804)

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 local community.

Purpose of the role: We are looking for a friendly, patient befriender to meet one of our service users out in the community on a weekly basis. The gentleman you will be supporting loves going to the cinema, browsing clothes shops and visiting cafes. He particularly enjoys action films, and this role would suit someone who shares this interest as the successful befriender will have free admission to the cinema during their befriending shift with him.

Due to an acquired brain injury the gentleman is wheelchair bound and has some speech difficulties, so befrienders will need to have an understanding and empathetic nature. As a Volunteer Befriender you will enable him to achieve his goal of accessing his local community and meeting new people. This is a rewarding opportunity for someone with great communication skills and a compassionate nature to make a different to the life of someone at risk of social isolation in their local community.

Suggested Time Commitment: We suggest volunteers are able to commit to 2 hours volunteering each week, however this is flexible around your pre-existing commitments and can be discussed at interview stage.

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.