If you are warm and personable, and interested in a rewarding voluntary role, this could be for you. We are looking for someone to support our friendly main office, covering reception and helping with residents’ general enquiries, both face to face and over the telephone, including booking places for them on day trips, clubs and lunches, and helping them with questions they have about their accommodation or general day to day living arrangements.
The role is for two days a week, but we’re very flexible and could look at role-share.
We make every interaction with our residents count so that they can maintain an enriched, independent life. Therefore we are looking for people who enjoy chatting with others, have a caring and friendly nature and like to make things organised and efficient.
What are we looking for?
Someone with strong organisational and interpersonal skills who would enjoy interacting with residents. A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (mainly Word and Outlook) is essential.
- There is free staff car parking available on-site, or car parking and travel expenses will be reimbursed.
- A full induction and training are provided.
- The days and hours are flexible, so please get in touch if you’d like to know more.
This role could be ideal for:
- Older people
- Long-term commitment
- Employee volunteers
- University students
About St John’s Winchester
St John’s Winchester is one of the country’s oldest charities, and also one of the largest providers of independent care for older people in Winchester.
Our mission is to provide ‘an inspirational community where older people are empowered and enabled to live full and rich lives through quality care and support, housing and friendship’.
We provide almshouse accommodation for older people with financial and social need, and have a vibrant community of residents living independently within 81 one-bedroom flats in the centre of Winchester. There are various social activities on offer including lunch clubs, minibus outings, monthly clubs of cards, scrabble, knitting, films, and book reviews to name but a few.
Our current plans to improve and extend our range of care and support services for older people include investment in almshouse accommodation to significantly improve our current units and provide additional units on two sites in central Winchester.