Carers in Hertfordshire is a well-respected, independent, carer-led charity that works to ensure that all Hertfordshire's unpaid family and friend carers are recognised, valued and supported in their caring role, have the opportunity for a life outside of caring, and can exercise a collective voice in the county.
We support carers of all ages - children and adults - looking after someone in the county because they are elderly, have a learning or physical disability, a physical or mental illness, or misuse drugs or alcohol. We provide free services, including information, individual and group support, learning opportunities and more. 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. Our Care Service provides Carers Breaks and Domiciliary Care in Hertsmere, Three Rivers and Watford.
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 £9.50 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 a variety of vacancies listed below. The Application Packs for the posts are available for downloading at the bottom of each description and in the download area at the bottom of the page (please scroll down). The packs include: an Application Form (with Recruitment Monitoring Form for Care Support Workers) and a Job Description and Person Specification. You can also find some background information about Carers in Hertfordshire in the download area.
Kickstart – Project Assistant
Salary: £9.50 per hour
Contract: Initially 6 months
In September the Government announced the launch of the Kickstart scheme to help people aged between 16-24 into work. We are looking to employ four young people through this scheme on 6-month contracts to support Managers on a variety of projects and deliver direct services to family carers.
We will offer training and support so that you will have the skills to help you get a job in the future.
You will need to be referred by JCP Work Coach before you can apply for one of these roles - if you’re currently claiming Universal Credit, your local Jobcentre will be able to help you work through the eligibility criteria.
For more information see https://jobhelp.campaign.gov.uk/kickstart/
If you have been referred by your JCP Work Coach you can download the application pack by clicking here.
Young Carers Service – Activities Worker
Full Time: 37 hours per week
Salary : £3695.18 (£20,547.83 FTE)
Contract: 2 Months (05/07/2021 to 04/09/2021)
Are you interested in short term work for 2 months during the summer holidays? Are you passionate about working with vulnerable young people and engaging them in a range of activities? If so, then this opportunity may be for you…
We are looking for an enthusiastic person, with a real interest in supporting Young Carers and vulnerable people, to take on the role of Young Carers Activities Worker within the Young Carers Service at Carers in Hertfordshire. The Activities Worker will take on a range of responsibilities that enable the smooth running of the Young Carers Service’ Summer Activities Programme. The worker will work within a team of Support Advisors to deliver a variety of activities to young carers aged up to 19.
They will be responsible for motivating and encouraging young carers to participate in the enjoyment of activities both physical and online whilst managing safety. The successful candidate will also be able to manage groups to follow clear internal and external procedures. They must have good written and spoken English, effective communication skills, and must be confident in communicating with Young Carers and their parents. A good standard of IT skills is required including MS office and the internet. You will be required to travel independently across Hertfordshire (costs will be reimbursed), have access to a car and have a valid driving license.
Close date: Monday 31st May 2021, 9am
Interview date: Thursday 3rd June 2021
The application pack is available to download at this link.
Administrator - Hertswise
Hours: 25 hours per week
Salary: £18,741 FTE for 37 hours per week (£12,662 pro-rata)
Contract: To 28th February 2022
We are looking for a reliable, committed, and fun person to join our small Administration team at our Head Office in central Hertford. The successful candidate will provide a friendly and efficient first point of contact for all carers enquiring about services provided by Carers in Hertfordshire.
You will provide high quality administrative support to our operational teams and contribute to a variety of internal services as part of the wider Administration team.
The ideal person will be a good team player, able to work independently, have the ability to multi-task, and have a can-do attitude.
A good standard of IT skills is required, including use of databases, Microsoft Office, and the internet.
Closes: Friday 25th June at 9am
Interviews: Friday 2nd July 2021
The application pack for this vacancy is available to download from this link.
Carer Support Advisor
Hours: Full time (37 hours per week - 12 month contract)
Salary: £22,492.06 per annum
We are looking for a reliable and committed person to be part of our team of advisors to provide information, advice and emotional support to carers, while working collaboratively with colleagues and other organisations to achieve this. Experience of providing such support is essential and prior working with carers desirable.
This role is working within a team of seven Carers Support Advisors and volunteers, based in our office at Hertford - with some remote home working. You will be listening and advising Carers and linking with other organisations and services in order to find the best support possible. The work is primarily telephone based, but there are times when face to face support may be required. The role may also include undertaking talks and presentations to both promote and raise awareness of the service.
The Information and Carer Planning Service is continuing to develop and broaden its role for carers so this is an exciting time to be joining the team and the organisation. We are looking for keen, enthusiastic new staff to further enhance the service over the next 12 months.
Closes: Monday 5th July, 9am
Interviews: Monday 12th July 2021
The application pack for this vacancy is available to download at this link.
Operations Manager – Care Services
Part time: 22 hours over 3 days
Salary: £35,360 FTE (£21,024 pro rata)
Are you determined and passionate about homecare and have the leadership skills to deliver excellence?
We have a unique and exciting opportunity for an experienced Manager to work with our Registered Manager to deliver outstanding care services. This role will manage, develop and improve the performance, efficiency and impact of care services, using effective methods and strategies.
The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, dynamic, driven and an excellent communicator who copes well under pressure. A good understanding of current legislation and Care Quality Commission requirements is essential. You will be the face of the service and the one that cascades the values of the organisation to your team and to your customers.
This role will be based in our Borehamwood office and provides services and support in the boroughs of Hertsmere, Watford and Three Rivers.
Closing date: Monday 21st June 2021
Interview Date: Monday 28th June 2021
The application pack can be downloaded at this link.
Carers Development and Learning (CDL) Team Leader
Hours: 18.5 hours per week
Salary: £31,886 FTE for 37 hours per week (£15,943 pro-rata)
We are looking for an innovative and dynamic person, with a real passion for improving the opportunities that we offer carers, to take on the role of Carers Development and Learning Team Leader with the small CDL Team at Carers in Hertfordshire.
The CDL Team Leader will be responsible for the continuing development of the service with a focus on co-producing the service offer with carers and other stakeholders. They will be responsible for motivating and supporting the team and working with other colleagues both inside and outside the organisation. The Team Leader will also develop and deliver some of our courses to carers, staff and partner organisations.
The successful candidate will have a high standard of written and spoken English and effective communication skills. They will be confident in communicating and presenting at all levels to providers, commissioners and carers.
A good standard of IT Skills is required, including use of databases, MS office and the internet. The role will also involve budget preparation and monitoring and the preparation and submission of funding bids. You will be required to travel across Hertfordshire, so you will need the ability to travel independently, have access to a car and have a valid driving license.
Closing date: Monday 7th June 2021, 9am
Interview date: Monday 14th June 2021
The application pack can be downloaded at this link.
Senior Fundraising Officer
Full-time - 12 month maternity cover
Salary: £31,886 per annum (FTE for 37 hours a week)
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Fundraising Officer to join us for a period of maternity cover to further develop, drive and implement our Fundraising Strategy and Plan, which is seeking to achieve an annual income target of c.£105,000. During this period, the organisation will be reviewing its investment in fundraising with the possibility of reshaping the team to further develop the function.
This post will work across a broad portfolio of fundraising. The post holder will be expected to manage a programme of work including co-ordinating and writing applications to grant-making trusts, supporting community fundraising events and Charity of the Year partnerships, and delivering and growing an individual giving programme.
The Senior Fundraising Officer will be responsible for proactively researching new funding opportunities, stewarding existing funder relationships, and growing our Trust & Foundations portfolio. The role will provide dedicated stewardship and support to existing fundraisers and donors and recruit supporters to raise income and profile. This varied role will also identify and engage SMEs, groups, associations and schools – with the aim of securing long-term charity partnerships.
A good standard of IT Skills is required, including use of databases, Microsoft Office and the internet. The role will require travel across Hertfordshire, so you will need the ability to travel independently, have access to a car and have a full valid driving license.
This is an exciting time to join us as we develop and implement our new Fundraising Strategy in order to grow our fundraised income and develop new income streams.
For informal discussion about the role, please contact Tim Napper on 01992 58 69 69.
Closes: Sunday 20th June 2021 - midnight
Interviews: Thursday 24th June 2021
The application pack can be downloaded at this link.
BAME Carers Breaks Development Officer
Hours: 18.5 hours per week
Salary: £24,741 FTE for 37 hours per week (£12,370 pro-rata)
Contract: 2 years
Are you passionate about supporting communities to have their voices heard and design the services they need? We are looking for a development officer to work with BAME communities to co-produce carers breaks that meet their needs. You will be responsible for developing creative solutions to the barriers that stop carers from these communities accessing high quality breaks from their caring role. You need to have a strong understanding of caring in BAME communities as well as experience of working with people to codesign and deliver services.
An ability to influence and encourage services and individuals to embrace difference and make positive changes is essential.
A good standard of IT Skills is required, including use of databases, MS Office and the internet. You will be required to travel across Hertfordshire, so you will need the ability to travel independently, have access to a car and have a valid driving license.
Closes: 24th June 2021
Interview date TBC
The application pack for this post is available to download at this link.
Young Carers Co-Ordinator
Full time (37 hours) Part time hours will be considered over 30+ per week.
Salary: £20,547 FTE
We are looking for someone who is passionate about supporting young people to achieve their potential.
The young Carers coordinator will support the team taking referrals and holding a smaller caseload of families with emerging needs.
You will need excellent communication skills and be able to be creative to seek solutions to issues facing children, young people, and their families. You will be able to present information in a clear and concise manner suitable for a variety of audiences.
You will have strong IT skills and be confident using databases to record your work understanding the need for clear record keeping that demonstrates your understanding of the situation and allows others to work in partnership. Previous experience of using Families First, Outcome Stars or similar tools will be an advantage but is not essential.
As a carer led organisation Carers in Hertfordshire believes that the voice of the carer is central to everything we do, so you will be able to ensure young carers voices are heard at every level, whether this is in planning the care for them and their family or in the planning of services that affect them. You will contribute to this through supporting the work of the young carers council, encouraging feedback on support as well as regular surveys and the annual young carers conference.
Closing date: Thursday 10th June 2021 9am
Interview Date: Thursday 17th June 2021
The application pack for this role can be downloaded at this link
Care Support Workers
Salary: Competitive (rate depends on the days and times worked with enhanced rates for evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays). Full and part-time hours available.
Are you a reliable, compassionate person and want to help people with care needs stay safe and happy in their own homes if that is where they want to be? Did you want to make a difference to family members by giving them a break from caring?
If the answer to any or all of these is yes, then you may be interested in joining our Care Service as a Care Support Worker. The Service aims to provide high quality, flexible services that respond to the individual needs of carers and the people they care for.
• Excellent hourly rates - £10.46 per hour weekday up to £13.95 per hour for Bank Holidays;
• Mileage at 40p per mile between clients homes;
• Paid holiday (based on the hours you work);
• Free uniform and DBS check;
• Training and ongoing opportunities for career progression;
• Support from office based staff and a 24/7 on call team.
Applicants will need a full UK driving licence and use of a car. You will also have good written and verbal communication skills and a calm and caring manner.
We are particularly looking for people able to work:
• Monday to Friday from 4pm to 8.30pm to provide homecare in the Borehamwood and Bushey areas.
• Weekends (to work 8am – 12pm noon and/or 3pm to 8.30pm) to provide homecare in the Borehamwood and Bushey areas.
• Flexible, but ideally regular hours Monday to Sunday to provide Carers' Breaks in all the areas we serve - the boroughs of Hertsmere, Three Rivers and Watford.
You can find out more or apply via the Care Support Worker pack available to download below or call us on 020 8905 1158 to discuss the role.
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