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We’re looking for an experienced, empathetic Support Coordinator to join our busy Young Carers team.

We offer the chance to be part of a friendly, creative and effective team.  Generous holiday allowance, training provided, and flexible working arrangements available.

Young Carer Support Coordinator - Reference: YCSC0819

Ideally 28 hours a week, starting salary £23,235 FTE (pro rata for part time hours).

Applications from candidates wishing to work from 21 hours a week minimum to 35 hours a week maximum (full-time) will be considered.

Our Young Carers team of staff and volunteers supports young people aged up to 24 who care for a family member – maybe a parent with mental ill health or a life-limiting condition, or a sibling with additional needs.

Young carers are often more mature in some ways than their peers, but their school work may be affected, and they are more likely to be socially isolated.

We offer a wide range of services and activities for Bedfordshire's young carers, from after-school clubs to training courses in managing stress, from 1:1 support to working with mentors supporting their peers in school.

As our services grow, we have an opportunity for a new Young Carer Support Coordinator to work alongside our Young Carers Lead to ensure that our services for young people are effective in delivering improved outcomes for young people.

You’ll be equally happy liaising with schools, local authorities, parents and young people to ensure carers access the support they need. Your questioning mind will help you ensure we’ve thought of all options to ensure our activities and events achieve what they should do for young people, and are safe. You’ll thrive at coordinating lots of activities simultaneously, ensuring they are all delivered to time and budget and the team of staff and volunteers working on them are working well together to achieve shared goals.

In return we’ll offer you an opportunity to play a key role as part of an effective and enthusiastic Young Carers team, working within an organisation that punches above its weight.

  • Ref: YCSC0819
  • Grade/Salary: Grade 4; starting salary £23,235 FTE (pro rata for part time hours)
  • Hours: Up to 35 hours a week available (21 hours minimum); term-time or other flexible working arrangements available; weekend working will occasionally be required; evening working will be required.
  • Location: CIB’s Bedford office; the role will require working at Carers in Bedfordshire’s other offices and attendance at other venues to attend CiB activities and meetings
  • To apply, please complete our online application form, with reference to the Job Description and Person Specification, attaching your CV. On submission, you will be asked to complete an equal opportunities form
  • New Application Deadline: 10am Thursday 26th September
  • Interviews (including presentation): Friday 4th October

If you’d like an informal discussion about this role, please contact Jo Sanctuary, Young Carers Lead (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or call 0300 111 1919.

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