Carers in Hertfordshire is a well-respected, independent, carer-led charity, established in 1995. The charity works to ensure that all Hertfordshire's unpaid family carers are recognised, valued and supported in their caring role and have the opportunity for a life outside caring and can exercise a collective voice in the county. We support adult carers and young carers and provide information and support. We also arrange a variety of ways for carers to work closely and collaboratively with professional staff in a wide range of voluntary and statutory organisations to link our services and help those organisations to develop a carer friendly focus. 3 in 5 people will be an unpaid carer at some point in their life and 1 in 3 carers will have to give up work to meet the demands of caring. Although this unpaid care saves the NHS billions of pounds a year, it comes at a cost to the unpaid family carer - physically, emotionally and financially.

Carers in Hertfordshire has joined forces with Crossroads Care Hertfordshire South. We see this as a great opportunity for the future and plans for integration of services are well underway.

Logo to show we are a Living Wage EmployerWe are pleased to be an accredited Living Wage Employer. This means that every member of staff in our organisation earns not just the minimum wage but the Living Wage.
The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, based on the cost living in the UK. It is currently £8.45 per hour for outside London.
We believe that every member of staff deserves a Living Wage. You can find out more about the Living Wage by visiting


We have several vacancies at the moment in the following roles: Care Support Workers with our Crossroads Care Service, Health Champion Liaison Officer, HR Advisor, a Trusts and Charities Fundraiser, Admiral Nurses and an Admiral Nurse Clinical Lead. There is more information about the roles and application packs in the download section below. The pack contains an application form, recruitment monitoring form, job description and person specification. You can also find some background information about Carers in Hertfordshire below.

If you have any questions please contact 01992 58 69 69.

Health Champion Liaison Officer

Full time (37 hours). £26,116 per annum.

The 171 GP practices across Hertfordshire are being actively encouraged to recognise and support carers. Do you have the skills and perseverance to work with practice staff to develop innovative and creative ways to identify and support carers in primary care? You will need a strong understanding of carers and the difference that good support can make to their health and wellbeing, as well as an awareness of the priorities and pressures within primary care. The role will include setting up and facilitating networks of champions, evaluating the work in surgeries, reporting on success and encouraging improvement as required. You need excellent communication and influencing skills to work with practice staff, patient groups and others to affect change.

Closing date: 23rd May 2017

HR Advisor

Full time (part-time applications for 3 days or more a week will be considered). This is a 9 month fixed term contract.

Salary £36,611 per annum (pro rata).

The successful candidate will lead on all HR related activities and deliver a comprehensive service to the charity. The main focus for this role is to promote the charity’s corporate values and help us succeed through, job design, recruitment and selection, reward, performance management, training and development, employee lifecycle changes and talent management.

We are ideally looking for a candidate that will have an in-depth knowledge of HR Management. They should also have experience of consulting as well as dealing with hands on operational issues. They must be a strategic thinker with good problem solving skills as well as excellent communication skills.

A can-do attitude is also key for this role. You will be a key part of the management team, which is responsible for the delivery of the Carers in Hertfordshire strategy; for maintaining and developing key relationships and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the charity’s services to carers.

Closing date: 29th May 2017


Trusts and Charities Fundraiser

Full or part-time (27-37 hours a week). Salary £29,893 for 37 hours a week.

We are seeking to recruit a Trusts and Charities fundraiser who will specialise in drafting and submitting applications to relevant trusts, charities, charitable foundations and family trusts.
We are seeking an enthusiastic, positive and forward-thinking fundraiser, experienced in dealing with Trusts and larger stakeholders.


 Admiral Nurses and Admiral Nurse Clinical Lead

Full-time (37 hours a week).

Salary NHS band 6 - £26,302 - £35,225 pa and for the Admiral Nurse Clinical Lead (NHS band 7) £31,383 - £41,373 pa

Carers in Hertfordshire are pleased to be hosting a team of Admiral Nurses in partnership with Dementia UK.

The purpose of the Admiral Nurse role is to provide specialist dementia nursing expertise and support to those affected by dementia, with a specific focus on family carers/ supporters who experience difficulties within Hertfordshire. More information on the role is on the Dementia UK website:

Applicants should be Registered Nurses (RMN/RGN/RNLD) with formal knowledge of and also experience of dementia/older people with mental health needs. For the Clinical Lead role, a clinical post graduate qualification in dementia/older people plus experience of recent involvement in practice/service development are essential.


Our Crossroads Care Service is currently looking for Care Support Workers – Flexible regular hours available Monday to Sunday.
We are currently seeking dedicated experience Care Support Workers to join our team, helping people in their own homes. Applicants need to have a full driving licence and use a car.
We offer excellent pay and conditions and there are opportunities for personal development. You can find out more and apply at



We we welcome enquiries from people who wish to share their knowledge, skills and time as a volunteer. We have a great range of volunteer opportunities, check here for the latest vacancies.






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