About the role
FriendBee Befrienders are recruited, trained, vetted and employed by Ruils. The primary role of our Befrienders is to build a relationship with a young person and support them in doing things that they want to do. This can range from doing activities in the home or going out in the community.
Befrienders have the flexibility to choose their hours, create their own schedules and work with as many families as they choose.
This role pays a base rate of £10.85 per hour - the London Living Wage.
- Over 18 years old
- Live, work or study in Richmond or Kingston Boroughs
- Have experience working with children/ young people
- Commitment of at least 1 year
- Have the right to work in the UK
How it works
I’ve worked as a Befriender for 2 years now and I love the variety that the job allows. I get to work with lovely young people and form genuine connections with them and their families. Knowing I’ve contributed to a young person’s sense of independence is what makes the job so inspiring!Lizzy J. FriendBee Befriender
This job is such a passion of mine and brings a lot of joy to my life. I have worked with 5 different families in the past year that I have worked with Ruils. It is an experience that has allowed me to gain so many new skills while being able to fit it around my full time work and education. I would definitely recommend this job to others!Georgia S. FriendBee Befriender