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Companion

Companion Position

Companions

A personal Companion will look to enhance the life of their employer through good conversation, shopping, theatre trips, running errands and assistance around the home. Some roles may require additional personal caring responsibilities such as medication control.

Responsibilities.

Duties and Daily Responsibilities of a Companion

A Companion will oversee the day-to-day operation of the house/estate and maintenance projects in the absence of a House Manager or Housekeeper.

There will be a combination of personal care and household responsibilities dependent on the requirements of the employer.

Companion

  • Supervises employees

Supervises other employees, receives guests, directs serving of meals and performs various personal services.

  • Security assistance

Deals with all security arrangements necessary to keep the employer and family safe. Manages security alarms.

  • Telephone call monitoring

Monitors all incoming telephone calls.

  • Travel arrangements

Organises the employer's travel arrangements and any travel requests by the family. Assist seniors in getting to appointments and social outings.

  • Driving

driving duties as and when required.

  • Other Duties

Keeps household accounts. Deals with tradesmen/contractors. Carries out any other task the employer may reasonably ask. Will often undertake light housekeeping and laundry duties.


Companion Jobs

A selection of Companion job opportunities throughout the UK.

Skills Required for a Companion

Skills

Skills for a Companion will vary depending on the age and lifestyle of the employer. A senior person will require more patience and will have requirements like medication, health appointments and assistance with bathing, dressing and at meal times.

Flexibility

Flexibility is a must as the demands from the client may change day to day.

Discretion

Discretion from both members is essential as there may be occasions when you are exposed to sensitive information and personal events.

Driving License

We would expect a Companion to have a full, clean driving licence and be able to drive the household vehicles.

What salary and benefits can a Companion receive?

Companion roles will be advertised as a personal Companion or a Care Giver so salaries will differ. An average salary for a Companion will be £40K in the UK.

Salaries will also depend on whether you have a live-in or live-out contract with the client.

Hours may be part-time or full-time for a Companion dependent on the requirements of the employer

Holidays and days off could be weekends or in the week depending on the household.

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Frequently Asked Questions.

Companion FAQs

Some of our commonly asked questions regarding the companion position. If you have queries or questions, please do not hesitate in contacting us.

We don’t automatically undertake a DBS for every candidate that registers with us as sometimes candidates may find their own jobs and only stay on our books for a short while. However if a client employs someone who we introduce and who does not have a current DBS but is required to have one for the position, then we are happy to do this for you.

We are able to supply staff across the whole of the UK, including Scotland and Ireland. We also cover International positions.

No, we provide a free service for candidates who are looking for work and we only invoice clients if they employ a candidate who we have introduced to them.

Unfortunately we do not provide staff for short term assignments, however we do accept some contracts for a minimum of three months upwards.

We absolutely love hearing from candidates with good, relevant experience in private households. Unfortunately without previous experience it is unlikely we will be able to help you but we are always happy to advise. Chauffeurs must have previous experience of working as a private chauffeur and not purely in chauffeur services or taxi driving.

A vacancy could be filled within a matter of days or it could take longer. The timescale depends on which candidates are registered at the time of you giving us your vacancy, and whether they match your requirements. We will never just send a CV for the sake of it or to ‘make up the numbers’.

We are happy to organise short trials wherever possible, however you need to bear in mind that it might not always be possible if a candidate is in a full time job. In order to address the fact that very occasionally things may not always go to plan, we offer a rebate/replacement period for your peace of mind.

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