Buddy/ Support worker

Ref: NDSES439

Location: Etchingham


I am looking for personal care for a Man

Drivers licence required: Yes

Hours per week:

Weekends and school holidays. Up to 10 hours per week, plus additional hours available in the holidays. Days and times flexible.

Hourly pay rate:

£12 per hour

I am 19 and on the hunt for a buddy/support worker to hang out with and join me in all sorts of activities and experiences. Some days will be chilled and others adventurous.

I’m into sailing and have a good taste in music (I like a bit of everything but mainly pop/mainstream music). With your help, I would like to try out new activities and experiences, things like other sports, comedy/karaoke evenings, going to the cinema and listening to live music. I would also like to find some voluntary work such as working with animals.

I need someone who is enthusiastic and energetic, who will be motivational without rushing me, supporting me to make plans on what we do and where we go. Someone who can drive our motability vehicle is preferred, but for the right person, we can work it out.

If you share similar interests and appreciate slapstick humour and witty banter, I can certainly promise a few laughs as we go!

Duties include:

  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Transportation
  • Companionship

  • Participating in social and leisure activities with me e.g. cinema, live music, various sports etc
  • Participating in activities with me and my family
  • Support me to find and access/engage in voluntary activities

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer's privacy and confidentiality
  • Reliable with good timekeeping
  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • Hygienic, tidy and well organised
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Honest and cheerful
  • Creative
  • Must be comfortable with pets
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

Additional requirements

Non-smoker due to medical reasons, Vulnerable to the risk of infection and disease transmission


All applicants must have the right to work in the UK and be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check if required.

Please note, if you are successful in your application for this position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives. Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

*Exemption for gender is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9

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