This vacancy has now closed

Dementia Worker (BeFriend)

  • Part time
  • £21,805 pro-rata
  • Based at Duns, Scottish Borders with agile working
  • Closing 7th October 2022

  • Advertised from 16th September 2022
  • £13,706 - 22 hours per week. Initial contract for 1 year


At Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) it’s our people that make us special as a values-led community-based housing association. As our Dementia Worker, you will work within the BeFriend Project, providing a first class befriending service to customers who are living with dementia. Reporting to the Project Co-ordinator, you will assess older people in the community, who are living with dementia and are isolated, to provide BHA’s befriending service. You will assist the Project Co-ordinator in managing, training, and expanding the team of volunteers who provide one to one befriending.

BHA’s successful BeFriend Project operates across Berwickshire and the Kelso area, providing informal companionship to people over 65 who are living in their own homes and are isolated or lonely. You will assist the Project Co-ordinator in developing a new volunteering role of Dementia Befriender, and new training to compliment the role.

You will assess befriendees who are living with dementia and match them with a befriender, referring them to our Group service, or to external services which might be able to help.

You should be enthusiastic about promoting the Project in the community and be able to speak confidently about BHA and what it has to offer.

You are someone who enjoys helping your colleagues out when needed, with the services that BeFriend has to offer.

Training can be provided.

This role is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

We operate an agile working model, which means you can be flexible with your working patterns and location i.e. between your home, our offices in Duns, and other hubs, as appropriate.

What we offer:

  • A defined contribution pension scheme with an employer contribution up to a maximum of 9%
  • Westfield Health Care Plan
  • Westfield Rewards
  • Agile working

Application notes

Closing Date: Friday 7th October 2022 at Noon

If you would like to join our team, please visit our website where you will be able to view the Job Description with Person Specification and apply on-line.