The Supported Employment Buddy role is a rewarding opportunity for you to empower the people we support to thrive, whilst developing your mentoring skill set. We provide training to help you get the most out of the role.

You will play an important role by supporting people with learning disabilities or autism on our Ready, Willing & Able supported employment program.

The people on our supported employment program are looking to take that first step into employment.

As a Supported Employment Buddy you will:

• Mentor them through the job search, supporting them to set up their job site profiles and offering advice on completing applications.

• Act as that friendly face and offer words of wisdom and encouragement as they attend their interviews.

• Use your local knowledge and connections to seek out local businesses and job opportunities for them to explore.

• Spread the word on disability confident approaches to employment and jobs.

Volunteering as one of our Supported Employment Buddies provides people we support with the opportunity to participate and contribute to their communities. When you help someone secure employment, you’re supporting them to be an equal citizen while helping to make inclusion a reality for even more adults and children with disabilities.

This is a fantastic opportunity to give something positive back to society and have a direct impact on people’s lives.

Location: Various locations in Surrey

Time commitment: Flexible (2-4 hours a week, Monday to Friday).

What skills do I need?

• To be proficient in Microsoft Office software and job search engines.

• To be a confident communicator, who is able to adapt to an individual’s communication method.

• To be able to facilitate meetings in person, remotely on video and by telephone.

• To be reliable and consistent.

• To be kind and friendly, empathetic and patient.

  • Disability
  • Advice and Information
  • Teaching, Training and Coaching


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Availability Details

Working from Home & locations throughout Surrey Time commitment: Flexible (2-4 hours a week, Monday to Friday).

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