Carers Network is recruiting Carers Caseworkers

Carers Caseworkers – two posts

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

12-month fixed term contract with possible extension

7% pension, interest free travel loan available

We are seeking two excellent candidates 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, either in the City of Westminster or in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

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 are a London Living Wage employer.

Download the Job Description and Person Specification here

To apply for this role please send your CV together with a covering letter addressing each of the points in the person specification and a copy of our equal opportunities monitoring form that can be downloaded here to info@carers-network.org.uk

Closing date for all applications is Monday 20 August 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.

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.