VACANCY – Carers Activity Co-ordinator

VACANCY – Carers Activity Co-ordinator

Herefordshire Carers Support (HCS) is moving into a new phase of supporting Carers from April 2019. We are planning a year of activities that are not being provided through statutory funding and yet are highly valued by Carers.

We are looking for a self-motivated, organised individual, passionate about supporting unpaid and family Carers in Herefordshire, to provide the coordination we need to deliver a range of activities and events. These will include Carer-specific training, support to Carer groups and social activities/trips. The work will involve planning and organisation, liaison and communication with Carers, venues, trainers/speakers and reporting to the HCS Board.

You will need:

insight and understanding of an unpaid/family Carer's role and needs and commitment to meeting their needs;

excellent planning and organisational skills;

experience and confidence in using MS Office applications and Mailchimp;

ability to work within a set budget and report on activities to the Board of Trustees;

ability to facilitate activities and events;

excellent communication skills;

ability to work on personal initiative and alongside others, including volunteers;

a non-judgmental attitude and commitment to equality of opportunity;

ability to work flexible hours including evenings/weekends as required and travel easily throughout the county.

You will also find some experience or knowledge of Health & Social Care, data protection requirements, safeguarding, and/or of being a Carer yourself very helpful. You will need to satisfy an enhanced DBS check for this role. We welcome applications from anyone who is 18 and older.

This is a service contract (self-employed basis) for up to one year funded by Herefordshire Carers Support.

Closing date Friday 5th April 2019. Interviews to be held on Thursday 11th April.

Please email [email protected] for further information and application pack. Alternatively, you can download the pack using the buttons below.

For applications by post, please send them to:
Herefordshire Carers Support
c/o Aspire Hub
Canal Road