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.
In 2016, Crossroads Care Hertfordshire South was integrated into Carers in Hertfordshire to strengthen the services and support for unpaid carers and the people they care for. Our Care Service provides Carers Breaks and Domiciliary Care in Hertsmere, Three Rivers and Watford. For some carers a great break is the best support as it enables them to have time to themselves and a life outside of their caring role.
We 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 www.livingwage.org.uk
We have vacancies for an Admiral Nurse, a Carer Involvement and Development Worker and our Crossroads Care Service is recruiting Care Support Workers. The Application Pack for the post is available for downloading in the download area at the bottom of the page (please scroll down). The pack includes: an Application Form with Recruitment Monitoring Form and a Job Description and Person Specification. You can also find some background information about Carers in Hertfordshire in the download area.
If you have any questions please contact 01992 58 69 69.
Carers Involvement and Development Worker - Learning difficulties, physical disabilities, autism, dementia and frail old age.
22 hours a week. Salary is £14,207 (Full-time equivalent, 37 hours a week, is £23,895 per annum).
We are looking for a confident and outgoing person for the role of Carers Involvement and Development Worker within our Involvement Team. This role supports and enables unpaid carers to speak up about the issues that are important to them, particularly in relation to learning disability, physical disability and long-term illness, autism, dementia and frail old age. The post will primarily cover parts of North and East Hertfordshire, although the post holder will be required to work across the County on occasions.
The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and an understanding of carers needs.A good standard of IT Skills is required, including use of databases, MS office and the internet.
You will also need the ability to travel independently, have access to a car and a valid driving license.
Closing date: 9am Tuesday 19th February 2019
Interview: Thursday 28th February 2019
Two years fixed term, 37 hours a week (part-time hours will be considered). Salary is NHS Band 6 scale.
We are seeking to recruit an exceptional individual with a passion for, and experience of, providing person-centred and relationship-centred dementia care, to join our Admiral Nurse Service to provide specialist dementia support to families across Hertfordshire.
Employed by Carers in Hertfordshire, this post is delivered in partnership with Dementia UK. The successful applicant will be Nursing and Midwifery Council registered with post-registration clinical experience of working with people with dementia and their carers/supporters in different settings. In addition, the postholder should have formal knowledge of dementia acquired through clinical post-graduate training/education. Experience of recent involvement in practice/service development is essential, along with the ability to operate effectively with a constantly developing relationship with key stakeholders and associated agencies.
If you consider that you have the skills and abilities to deliver specialist dementia support as an Admiral Nurse please contact Lesley Potter, our Clinical Lead Admiral Nurse, or Maisie Ogier, Business Development Officer at Dementia UK, for an informal discussion about this exciting role.
Lesley Potter: 07917 186841 or email
Maisie Ogier: 07849 828866 or email
Closing date: 9am Monday 18th February 2019
Interview: Tuesday 5th March 2019
Care Support Workers
Salary: Competitive (rate varies dependant on days, hours and times worked). Flexible regular hours available Monday to Sunday.<
We are looking for reliable, compassionate Care Support Workers to join our Crossroads Care Service, based in Borehamwood. Our Care Service aims to provide high quality, flexible services which respond to the individual needs of carers and the people they care for.
Good written and verbal communication skills and a calm and caring manner are essential for this important role in our organisation.
Applicants need a full UK driving licence and use of a car.
Our Care Support Workers receive comprehensive training enabling them to achieve the highest of standards in their work and there are opportunities for personal development. You can find out more and apply via the Care Support Worker pack available to download below.
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 including Trustees, check here for the latest vacancies.
Become a Trustee
We are seeking a number of individuals to become Trustees and who are committed to our purpose, objectives and values.
We invite applicants that can introduce new experiences and perspectives to our current Board and add to the existing variety and diversity of our work. The Board of Trustees is currently under represented in a number of areas and to ensure we are a diverse and responsive organisation we are particularly interested in receiving applications from ethnic minority communities, women, younger adults, people identifying as LGBTQ+, and those who have experience of supporting young carers.
Whilst we are open to all applicants, we are also particularly interested in hearing from people with strategic management experience in the following areas:
• Property/ estate management/ asset management;
• Public relations & communications; and
• Human Resources.
Trustees play a ‘critical friend’ role to both our Chief Executive and senior management team and being a Trustee is a rewarding and valuable role.
We are looking for passionate, committed and enthusiastic individuals who are invested in unpaid carers needs and can contribute to the work and development of the organisation. Carers in Hertfordshire are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of all of our members and all roles are subject to a satisfactory DBS check.
Although this is a voluntary role, reasonable expenses will be covered.
If you are over 18 and interested in applying to become a Carers in Hertfordshire Trustee, our Chair, Slava Budin-Jones, is available to discuss this role further. Closing date for applications is Monday 25th February 2019 and an application pack is available for download at the bottom of the screen. If you would like to request a discussion with our Chair then please email Laura McGrath, PA to Chair & CEO: ().
Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.