Carers Network is recruiting for the post of Head of Services

Head of Services

£35,000 per annum (37.5 hours per week)

7% pension, interest free travel loan available

As part of a growing organisation, we are seeking an exceptional candidate for the key senior role of overseeing and developing services to support carers in diverse boroughs in Central London. Working with the CEO and senior management team, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring Carers Network provides a range of high quality services and in creating new opportunities to meet the emerging needs of carers.

Three out of five people become an unpaid carer at some point in their lives, looking after a family member or friend who couldn’t manage without them because of an illness, disability, mental illness or an addiction. Most do so without help or recognition.

The successful candidate will support this hidden army by overseeing the daily work of the Carers Hub teams, information and advice service and other projects supporting carers, as well as taking a lead on developing relationships with local organisations to identify carers and raise awareness.

This role is based in our Westminster office, with significant contact with the communities we work with in four London boroughs. Proactive and flexible, the ideal candidate will have a successful track record in overseeing services in a similar or equivalent field, leading and developing high-performing teams, overseeing funder relationships and monitoring and reporting.

Carers Network is an independent charity. We are an equal opportunity employer and service provider that recognises and celebrates diversity. We hold quality marks from PQASSO and Carers Trust, we are also a London Living Wage employer.

The job description and person specification for the role can be downloaded here.

To apply for this role please complete the application form, which can be downloaded here, and return this along with the equal opportunities monitoring form, which can be downloaded here, to info@carers-network.org.uk.

Closing date for all applications is 5.00pm on Thursday 25 January 2018, interviews expected to be in week commencing 5 February or 12 February 2018.

Carers Network is recruiting for the post of Carers Caseworker

Carers Caseworker

£24,000 per annum (37.5 hours per week)

7% pension, interest free travel loan available

We are proud to announce that we have recently secured new funding to expand our services for carers across Central London.  We are now seeking an excellent candidate to join our growing and dynamic team of Carers Caseworkers.

Three out of five people become an unpaid carer at some point in their lives, looking after a family member or friend who couldn’t manage without them because of an illness, disability, mental health problem or an addiction. Most do so without help or recognition.

The successful candidate will support this hidden army by providing a confidential listening ear and one-to-one information and advice, including carrying out carers assessments and creating individual support plans, tailored to each carer’s needs. They will also develop excellent working relationships with partner organisations, to raise awareness of carers’ rights and needs.

Based in our Westminster office, with significant work remotely in the community, primarily in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

The ability to speak a community language would be advantageous.

Carers Network is a charity. We are an equal opportunity employer and service provider that recognises and celebrates diversity. We hold quality marks from PQASSO and Carers Trust, we are also a London Living Wage employer.

The job description and person specification for the role can be downloaded here.

To apply for this role please complete the application form, which can be downloaded here, and return this along with the equal opportunities monitoring form, which can be downloaded here, to info@carers-network.org.uk.

Closing date for all applications is 26th January at 5pm.  We are keen to fill this role quickly and will not necessarily wait until the closing date to invite candidates for interview. Interested candidates should apply immediately.

Carers Network is recruiting for the post of a Finance Officer

Finance Officer

(37.5 hours per week)

7% pension, interest free travel loan available

We are seeking an exceptional candidate to be the organisation’s sole Finance Officer.  The successful candidate will be flexible, highly organised and keen to contribute their skills and uphold our values as we develop our services and support for carers.

The job description can be downloaded here

To apply for this role please complete the application form that can be downloaded here and return along with the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form that can be downloaded here to info@carers-network.org.uk.

Closing date for all applications is 19th January at 9am.  We are keen to fill this role quickly and will not necessarily wait until the closing date to invite candidates for interview. Interested candidates should apply immediately.

For further information about this role please contact Alison Katerji at alison.katerji@carers-network.org.uk or telephone 020 8960 3033.

Carers Network is recruiting for the post of an administrative volunteer

Carers Network is seeking an IT savvy volunteer to assist the Administrator with day-to-day administrative duties, such as working with spreadsheets and entering information on our database.

Duties include:

  • Data entry (Excel and online database)
  • Contacting carers by phone
  • Taking calls and monitoring our generic email address
  • Office filing
  • Help with mail-outs
  • Supporting staff at carer events

Person Specification:

  • Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook packages
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident and polite telephone manner
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks with attention to detail
  • Interest in Carers Network’s work supporting unpaid carers

What will you get out of this role?

In this role you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in general administration as well as gain experience of working in a busy, friendly and professional organisation. We will provide training and support, references, and travel and lunch expenses if you are able to commit to more than half a day volunteering per week. If you have specific skills you would like to develop, you will have the chance to discuss this with the staff member supervising you.

You will be required one day per week for a minimum of three months.

How to apply

To apply for this volunteering opportunity, email your CV and covering letter to info@carers-network.org.uk

For more information please call us on 020 8960 3033.

Carers Network is an equal opportunity employer and service provider that recognises and celebrates diversity. We particularly welcome applications from unpaid carers and from residents of Hammersmith and Fulham, Westminster, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the City of London. This role can include contact with vulnerable adults and we may therefore apply for a DBS check.