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Carers in Bedfordshire supports unpaid family carers of all ages across Bedfordshire, including through the Carers Lounges, operating within Bedford and the Luton and Dunstable Hospitals.

We are looking for qualified, experienced people to fill the following roles:

Luton and Dunstable Hospital Carers Lounge Coordinator

Young Carers Peer Mentor Coordinator (maternity cover)

Young Person’s Activity Workers (Saturdays)

If you feel you have the experience, knowledge and personal qualities for these roles, are passionate about helping carers and would like to work as part of a committed team working hard to make a difference here in Bedfordshire, we would like to hear from you.

To apply, please click on the link for the role or roles you would like to apply for, and complete the online application form, uploading an up to date CV and a completed Equal Opportunities questionnaire.

Luton and Dunstable Hospital Carers Lounge Coordinator

Ref: LDLC09017

Part time: preferred hours 21 hours per week; minimum 14 hours; maximum 28 hours per week; Grade 4 £22,724 FTE (starting salary); pro rata for part time hours. Occasional evening and weekend working will be required.

Closing date: midday Monday 2nd October

Having opened in September 2015, the Carers Lounge has now become integral to the hospital and is a known location where carers can access emotional support as well as advocacy and signposting to a wide range of services that will improve their health and wellbeing, as well as services to support the person they care for.

We are looking for the right person to take the service to ‘the next level’. The successful candidate will develop the service with the needs of the carers as paramount. You will also appreciate the requirements of the commissioning agencies, and excel at nurturing relationships with partner organisations within Luton and departments within the hospital. You will be empathetic and resilient, thrive working in a team, but also comfortable working independently. If you have experience in working in a health, social care or voluntary sector environment and  get a buzz from shaping a service to be all it can be, we would like to hear from you.

Post subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

For a job pack, please click here 

To apply, complete our online application form here, attaching a CV and completed Equal Opportunities form.

If you would like an informal chat about this role before applying, please call 0300 111 1919 and ask to speak to Sharon or Helen.

Young Carers Peer Mentor Coordinator (maternity cover)

Ref: PMC(M)0917

Part-time. 28 hours a week. Grade 3 £20,065 FTE (starting salary); pro rata for part time hours. Occasional evening and weekend working will be required.

Closing date: midday Monday 9th October

We are looking for an experienced young person’s worker to coordinate the Young Carers Peer Mentor programme, part funded by Children in Need, during the postholder’s maternity leave.

So far the programme has seen over 50 young carers equipped with the skills and knowledge to support their peers both in school and at Carers in Bedfordshire activities. Many schools involved with the programme have now established support networks for young carers in school. We are looking for someone with the experience, skills and attributes to support young carers as a member of our committed and busy team, and to continue to nurture and support schools as they develop their involvement and support of young carers.

Post subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

For a job pack, please click here

To apply, complete our online application form here, attaching a CV and completed Equal Opportunities form.

Previous applicants need not apply.

If you would like an informal chat about this role before applying, please call 0300 111 1919 and ask to speak to Jo.

Young Person’s Activity Workers (Saturdays) – sessional workers

Ref: YPAW0917

Sessional contract. £8.45 per hour plus holiday pay; Saturday working required (c. 12.30-4.15).

Opportunities in Bedford, Houghton Regis, Biggleswade.

Experienced young person’s activity workers are required to deliver fun and focused activities to young people affected by caring, or with additional needs, who attend Saturday afternoon groups in Bedford, Biggleswade and Houghton Regis. There may also be opportunities to help deliver evening clubs for young carers and activities during half terms and school holidays. 

You will have experience of delivering appropriate, enjoyable activities for young people and an understanding of young carers’ needs and the difficulties they face.

If you love helping young people thrive and would like to make a valuable contribution to the health and wellbeing of young people in Bedfordshire we would love to hear from you.

Post subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

For a job pack, please click here

To apply, complete our online application form here, attaching a CV and completed Equal Opportunities form.

To find out more about these positions, please call 0300 111 1919 and speak to Jo or Jenny.

 

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