Who are we?

Befriended is a small charity based in Mid Sussex with a Big vision. Our vision is to end loneliness and isolation amongst older people living in Mid Sussex working in partnership with local churches and organisations. We aim to fulfil our vision by addressing the main causes and consequences of loneliness and isolation.

Our Christian Ethos

• We have a Christian Foundation
• We represent local churches
• We are underpinned through prayer
• We value every human being, just as God does
• We acknowledge that we are a multi-faith society and we welcome people of all faiths or none

Befriended has achieved recognition for its impact in the community through a Coronation Champions award in 2023, Mid Sussex applauds award in 2022 and 2024 and an invitation to No 10 Downing street in 2024.

How do we do that?

We offer a range of services and activities that not only bring people together to improve wellbeing, encourage spirituality and build friendships but we also connect people with befrienders in their homes. We support people
through the journey of bereavement and bring joy through our community choir, outings and tea parties.

Our current activities are one to one befriending, telephone befriending, befriended buddies, Chaplaincy in care homes, Community Choir, Befriended Balance, Bereavement courses, Bereavement café, Bus trips, Acts of kindness,
Monthly tea parties and special events.

We currently have around 500 clients, 90 volunteers and 400 partners who receive our newsletters.

Why do we need an Operations Co-ordinator?

Befriended has grown exponentially in the last 2 years increasing its client base by over 300% and increasing its activities from two to twelve. We have a fabulous team of volunteers, but the operation of the charity is now needing underpinned by an efficient co-ordinator who will enable the charity to flourish and grow.

Are you that special person who will bring your gifts and skills to benefit Befriended.

This role will play an active role within the growth, development and fulfilment of Befriended’s Vision.

Gail Millar – CEO

What do we need?

Befriended needs someone who firstly is passionate about what we are doing and why we are doing it. Secondly, we need someone who aligns with our values and vision, but thirdly we need someone who is brilliant at admin and organisation.

We need someone who is happy working alongside and assisting the CEO in her multitude of tasks, bringing order out of chaos and efficiency in everything we do. Someone who is efficient in working on their own as well as being part of a team and is confident in using their initiative.

Do you think you can help us to make a difference?

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