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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.

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 £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


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.

If you would like any documents in large print or have any questions please contact 01992 58 69 69 or email

Admiral Nurse - Band 6

The primary focus of the Admiral Nurse role within the Carers in Hertfordshire team 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. Under the supervision of a Band 7 Admiral Nurse Clinical Team Lead and alongside a team of nurses you will deliver evidence based dementia care and support improvements in the experience for families affected by dementia. This is a community based post and delivered by a combination of home visits, telephone and video calls.

As these posts are delivered in collaboration with Dementia UK, you will receive support to maintain and strengthen your clinical expertise as a specialist nurse through ongoing Professional and Practice Development. You will become part of a network of Admiral Nurses, and will have the opportunity to access relevant resources to continue to develop professionally, informed by the Admiral Nurse Competency Framework.

To apply for this role, visit the listing on the NHS Jobs website:

Young Carers Co-Ordinator & Young Carer Support Advisor

We have three vacancies in our Young Carers Team at the moment for people who are enthusiastic about supporting young people to achieve their potential!

We are looking for people with excellent communication skills to work with young carers and their families. You will be friendly and able to demonstrate creative ways to seek solutions for issues young carers and their families might be facing. We ask that you can present information in a clear and concise manner suitable for a variety of audiences.

You need to be able to use various IT skills confidently with key tasks being using databases to record 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 activities and the annual young carers conference.

Young Carer Co-Ordinator

Salary: £20,547 FTE
Hours: Full time (37 hours). Part time will be considered over 30 hours per week.

The Young Carers Co-Ordinator will support the team taking referrals, making review calls and holding a smaller caseload of families with emerging needs. You can download the application pack at this link.

Young Carer Support Advisor

Salary: £22,492 FTE
Hours: Full time (37 hours). Part time will be considered over 30 hours per week.

The Young Carers Support Advisor will be working with young carers and their parents holding a caseload of families with a range of needs including targeted and sometimes at intensive levels. You can download the application pack at this link.

Recruitment for these roles is ongoing as we shortlist people when people apply, so don't delay make your application today!

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.

We offer:
• 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, including personal protective equipment (PPE) and a work mobile phone and pay for your DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) 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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