We have over 8,000 carers registered with us to receive support. We help carers through a wide range of services, including carer groups, monthly carers’ cafes, our Carers Lounge in the local hospitals, and a wide range of activities for young carers looking after a parent or sibling.
We are looking for a special person to fill the following role. If you have experience in working with people, are a good listener, are passionate about helping carers and would like to work as part of a committed team working hard to make a difference here in Bedfordshire, we would like to hear from you.
To apply, please click on the link and complete the online application form, uploading an up to date CV and a completed Equal Opportunities questionnaire.
Adult Carer Support Worker
Closing date: midday Monday 5th June 2017
We are looking for an experienced family worker to support unpaid adult family carers to maintain their wellbeing, and access information and other support. Based in our Biggleswade and Leighton Buzzard offices, the post holder will be a key member of our Central Bedfordshire team, ensuring we deliver services for carers that fulfil their needs.
Part-time. 70% FTE: 24.5 hours per week. Grade 3, starting salary £20,065 FTE (pro rata for part time hours). Applications for hours up to 50% FTE will be considered; additional hours may be available subject to workload and funding; weekend and/or evening work will be required.
Post subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Download the application pack here.(PDF)
Apply online here.
Download the Equal Opportunities Form here. (PDF)
Previous applicants need not apply.
Interviews will be held on the 21st and 22nd June.
If you would like an informal chat about this role, please call 0300 111 1919 and ask to speak to Sally or Sharon.
Young Carers Peer Mentor Coordinator (maternity cover)
Closing date: Friday 16th June 2017 at midday (12pm)
We are looking for a special person to oversee the Young Carers Peer Mentor programme, part funded by Children in Need, during the postholder’s maternity leave.
So far the programme has seen over 30 young carers equipped with the skills and knowledge to support their peers both in school and at a range of Carers in Bedfordshire activities. Fifteen schools across Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire are now involved with the scheme, many of them having established support networks for young carers in school following involvement with the scheme. We are looking for someone with the experience, skills and attributes to support young carers as a member of our committed and busy team, and to continue to nurture and support schools as they develop their involvement with the scheme and support of young carers.
Part-time. 28 hours a week. Grade 3 £20,065 FTE (starting salary); pro rata for part time hours. Evening and weekend working will be required.
Interview date: Monday 26th June 2017
Post subject to an Enhanced DBS check
If you would like an informal chat about this role before applying, please call 0300 111 1919 and ask to speak to Jo Sanctuary – Young Carers Lead.
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