Volunteer Befriender – Golf (Job Ref: 21459)

Position Categories: new, North West, Part Time, Voluntary

Location: Stockport, Greater Manchester

Salary: Voluntary

Closing Date: 01 November 2018

Short Job Description:

About the Service: Creative Support’s Extra Care services promote choice, dignity, respect, privacy and security. Our staff teams work to enhance each service user’s quality of life, personal safety and mental and physical wellbeing by working closely with other agencies, family members and the service user.

Our Activity Coordinator is developing a timetable of activities designed to reduce levels of social isolation, teach new skills and build on existing skills, while boosting levels of confidence and self-esteem. We also support our service users to access community events and activities to increase social inclusion.

Purpose of the role: We seek an enthusiastic Volunteer Befriender to accompany one of our service users to Stockport Golf Club on a weekly or fortnightly basis. You will help him to organise these trips and spend time playing golf together while building rapport over shared interests. As a befriender, you will use your strong communication skills and compassionate nature to develop a positive, professional relationship with the gentleman and encourage him to enjoy the golf sessions.

This role would particularly suit someone who likes golf and enjoys talking about golf to others, however this is not essential.

Suggested Time Commitment: We are flexible around your availability and ask that interested applicants are able to volunteer for 2 hours each week or fortnight. As the golf course can be accessed in early evenings and weekends this role may also suit a volunteer who has limited availability due to work commitments.

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.