JOB VACANCY: Tandem Befriending – Co-ordinator (p/t)

Role summary: Tandem mental health befriending co-ordinator

A great opportunity to join an energetic charity which provides one-to-one befriending partnerships to people in Oxford recovering from a period of mental ill-health. You will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the service, including recruiting volunteers, setting up and supporting the partnerships, and in general doing all that is needed to ensure that Tandem’s service makes a real difference to our clients’ lives.

Job location (usual place of work): Oxford

Pay rate: £13 p.h. for 15 hours a week. This is a one-year post, renewable subject to funding, and is home-based.

Pay is pro rata?: No

Job title: Co-ordinator

Applications close on date: 30th June 2019

Hours are: Part time

Contract is: Temporary to permanent

Job description: Tandem provides one-to-one befriending support outside the home to people in the
immediate Oxford area who have been through a period of mental ill-health and are looking to rebuild
their lives. We do this through the ‘befriending partnership’; two people: a volunteer, who is a
befriender, and a befriendee who is an individual using the service.

Tandem volunteer befrienders gently support their befriendees in building self-confidence and
independence through shared activities in the community. Meeting once a week, both people choose
social and leisure activities they would like to do together. Examples of activities include going for a
coffee, visiting galleries and museums, going swimming, or for walks, going to a gig or a concert.

We are looking for someone with enthusiasm and commitment who can make a real contribution to the development of the service. The co-ordinator attends the monthly management committee meetings and is supported by an experienced supervisor.

There is a full job description on our website and on our Facebook page.

To apply, please contact: Please read the job description on our website (, where you will also find an application form. If you have further questions, please contact anton/