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We are currently recruiting for paid and voluntary roles in our busy teams

Carers in Bedfordshire has grown rapidly in the 13 years since the charity was founded. From supporting 50 carers from our founder’s conservatory, we now have over 8,000 family carers living across Bedfordshire and Luton registered to receive support. We have a team of over 40 staff and 125 volunteers, and operate across five sites.

Carers in Bedfordshire has grown rapidly in the 13 years since the charity was founded. From supporting 50 carers from our founder’s conservatory, we now have over 8,000 family carers living across Bedfordshire and Luton registered to receive support. We have a team of over 40 staff and 125 volunteers, and operate across five sites.

Carers Lounge Coordinator – Bedford Hospital Ref: CLCO18

28 hours a week/starting salary £23,235 FTE (pro rata for part time hours)
Bedford Hospital Carers Lounge, South Wing

The Carers Lounge in Bedford Hospital has been open for five years and has become a trusted resource within the Hospital with over 500 carers visiting a year. In 2016 the Lounge won a national award in recognition of the quality of the service, and its innovative approach to supporting carers.

We are now looking for an experienced family support professional to take the Lounge service to the ‘next level’.  As Coordinator you will spearhead the identification, support and signposting of unpaid family carers within the Hospital setting, working with the Lounge team of volunteers and support staff.  You will be an experienced partnership worker as you will nurture relationships with departments within the hospital as well as with Bedford Borough Council and Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group. Your excellent project management skills will ensure the Lounge service continues to achieve its objectives while working within budget and with a skilled, informed team of staff and volunteers.

To apply, please complete our online application form, with reference to the Job Description and Person Specification included in the Application Pack, attaching your CV and completed Equal Opportunities form.

Carers Lounge Coordinator job pack CLC018

Deadline: 10am, Monday 12th March
Interviews scheduled for: Wednesday 21st March

If you’d like an informal discussion about this role, please contact Sandra Rome, Bedford Locality Lead, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 0300 111 1919.

Carer Support Worker (Dementia) and Memory Navigator Ref: CSW18

21 hours a week/starting salary £20,516 FTE (pro rata for part time hours)
Carers in Bedfordshire’s Bedford and Biggleswade offices

The aim of our support is to help families affected by dementia navigate a seamless route through services available to them, guiding them along the way.

We are looking for someone with experience working with people with dementia or memory loss and carers to join our busy team of staff and volunteers. In this role you will help people affected by dementia to identify and access services that will maintain their health and wellbeing. These include one-to-one support, both over the phone and face to face, and group activities including cognitive stimulation activities, carer groups, information sessions for people living with dementia and carers and training. Key to the role is working in partnership with other organisations, nationally and locally, and the creativity and empathy to help people find solutions that work for them.

To apply, please complete our online application form, with reference to the Job Description and Person Specification included in the Application Pack, attaching your CV and completed Equal Opportunities form.

Carer Support Worker Dementia job pack

Deadline: 10am 14th March
Interviews scheduled: for Monday 26th March

If you’d like an informal discussion about this role, please contact Sally Petre, Dementia Lead, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling  0300 111 1919.

Adult Carer Support Workers – 2 roles Ref ACSW0218

Role 1: 21 hours a week/ /starting salary £20,516 FTE (pro rata for part time hours); Leighton Buzzard based
Role 2: 14 hours a week/starting salary £20,516 FTE (pro rata for part time hours); Biggleswade based

We need two experienced support workers to help unpaid adult family carers living in Central Bedfordshire to access information and other support to maintain their wellbeing.

You will have a good understanding of the needs of unpaid family carers and the issues they face on a day to day basis, as well as experience in an advice, information or support role in a voluntary, social work, health or similar setting. You are an excellent communicator and advocate for carers and will thrive delivering one-to-one support to carers over the phone and face to face, as well as facilitating carer peer-support groups, events for carers and working with volunteers.

Leighton Buzzard/Luton based role. Part-time. 60% FTE: 21 hours per week. Preferred days Tues, Thurs, Fri.

Weekend and/or evening work will be required (on average 1 Saturday afternoon a month, 2 evenings a month)

Location: Carers in Bedfordshire’s Leighton Buzzard Office (2 days a week) and Luton and Dunstable Hospital Lounge (1 day a week)

If you’d like an informal discussion about this role, please contact Sharon Rogers, Leighton Buzzard and Chiltern Vale Lead by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling  07772231192.

Biggleswade based role. Part-time. 40% FTE: 14 hours per week. Preferred days Mon, Weds.

Weekend and/or evening work will be required (on average 1 Saturday afternoon a month, 1 evening a month)

Location: Carers in Bedfordshire’s Biggleswade office.

If you’d like an informal discussion about this role, please contact Jenny Harris, Ivel Valley and West Mid Beds Lead by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling  01767 315079.

Both roles will require working at Carers in Bedfordshire’s other offices and attendance at other venues to attend CiB activities and meetings.

Applications will be considered by candidates wishing to combine the two roles.

To apply, please complete our online application form, with reference to the Job Description and Person Specification included in the Application Pack, attaching your CV and completed Equal Opportunities form. Please state in your application which role you wish to be considered for.

Adult Carer Support Worker Central Bedfordshire (2 roles) job pack

Deadline: 10am Monday 12th March 2018
Interviews scheduled for: to be confirmed

Board trustees - voluntary role

Do you have what it takes to join our dynamic Board of Directors to help steer a thriving local charity on the next leg of its exciting journey?

Board members are volunteers, many of whom have personal experience of caring for a family member, friend or neighbour as well as having the skills to govern a charity.  Board members, also known as trustees, use their skills, knowledge or experience to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. You'll be scrutinising board papers before meetings, contributing to discussions, focusing on key issues, and bringing your skills, experience and perspective to matters considered by the board on new initiatives and issues relevant to the charity.

We are looking for people with knowledge or experience - as a carer or in a professional capacity - in the following areas:

  • Fundraising
  • Primary or social care
  • Legal matters
  • Mental health
  • Life limiting illness
  • Caring for an adult child
  • Transitions to adulthold

There are 6 meetings a year, held in Bedford during the day.
You will need access to computer facilities and to have basic computer literacy. We communicate a lot by email so you will need to be familiar with emailing.
The role of charity Trustees is set out in The Essential Trustee, a Charity Commission publication and in this short guide.
We provide induction training and cover travel expenses.

Closing date 31st March 2018.

sue lowe

Sue Lowe started as an office volunteer to give HR advice and later joined the Board last year: 
"I became a trustee because I was committed to the ethos and values and objectives of the charity. They are professional and very well organised and provide good quality support to their clients. I felt I could add value by bringing my skills to the Baord. I have joined a great team and really enjoy being involved in helping to support the organisation"

 If you think this might be the role for you, please contact Carol Solaiman, Development & Engagement Lead, on tel 0300 111 1919 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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