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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.

Do you share our values? Read them at this link. You can also read more about how we help unpaid carers at this link. Our Care Service provides Carers Breaks and Domiciliary Care in Hertsmere, Three Rivers and Watford – find out more at this link.


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 £9.90 per hour for outside London (although will be changing to £10.90).

We believe that every member of staff deserves a Living Wage. You can find out more about the Living Wage by visiting

There are other benefits to working at Carers in Hertfordshire – follow this link to find out more – Benefits of working at Carers in Hertfordshire.

Carers in Hertfordshire is a flexible employer, committed to openness and equality of opportunity in every activity, from the way we recruit and promote employees to the way we deliver our services. It is a core responsibility of members, employees and volunteers of the charity to ensure that every individual we come into contact with is treated with dignity and respect. We want our organisation to reflect the diversity of the population we serve and we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and diversities.


We have a variety of vacancies listed below. The Application Pack for each post is available to download at the bottom of each description. The packs include: an Application Form (with Recruitment Monitoring Form for Care Support Workers), a Job Description and Person Specification, and the benefits of working at Carers in Hertfordshire.

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

Volunteer Manager

Hours: 30 hours per week
Salary: £38,242 FTE (£31,007 pro rata 30 hours)
Hybrid working

Are you passionate about making a really positive difference to unpaid family carers and making sure Carers in Hertfordshire is an inclusive organisation?

This is a great opportunity to lead our work recruiting and retaining a diverse and robust cohort of volunteers to support our work. If you enjoy working with people and are determined that they get the support that they need – this is the job for you.

About you:
• Experience of managing people.
• A good track record of volunteer recruitment and management
• Excellent communication and presentation skills, confident public speaking and the ability to react quickly and think on your feet.
• Experience of facilitating and leading groups
• Competent with a range of software programmes including Microsoft Windows
• Holding a drive licence and access to a vehicle

• Flexible and Hybrid working
• Time off in lieu of any hours worked in the evening or at weekends
• Work/Life balance
• Pension
• 31 days paid Annual Leave pro rata including Bank Holidays increasing to 34 days after 5 years service
• 5 days paid Carers’ Leave pro rata for family/friend carers

We are committed to ensuring our workforce is reflective of our diverse community and welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Closing Date: Monday 20th November 2023, 5.00pm

Interview Date:  Thursday 30th November 2023

Download the application pack at this link for the full job description and application form.

Project Officer – Urgent Carers Breaks

Hours: 37 hours per week, part-time (30+ hours)/or Job Share considered
Salary: £26,575 (pro rata for part-time depending on hours)
Hybrid working

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to promote and coordinate our urgent carers breaks scheme. Initially until end of March 2024 and covering the west of the county. This scheme enables carers who need it to take a break, attend medical appointments and look after their own health and wellbeing safe in the knowledge that a trained care worker is taking on the care. Referrals come from primary care, voluntary sector and our own teams, and we find the right care and the right time.

Interview Date: TBC

Download the application pack at this link for the full job description and application form.

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 – £12.24 per hour weekday up to £16.33 per hour for Bank Holidays;
• Mileage at 45p 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.

Download the Care Support Worker application pack at this link.