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New Vacancy-Young Carers Service Coordinator

Do you have experience of working with children or young people?  Do you have experience in leading and co-ordinating service delivery?  Can you make a positive difference to the lives of local Young Carers?

You will also need to be flexible and confident, have brilliant communication skills, be comfortable using social media and be able to work on your own initiative.  If all this sounds like you – why not apply?

We are looking for an energetic, creative and enthusiastic Service Co-ordinator to take a lead in developing and delivering support services for young carers aged 8-18.  Based in Milngavie but delivering across East Dunbartonshire, the co-ordinator will plan, develop and manage a regular programme of group activities as well as providing one-to-one support and/or advocacy to the young person.  You will also need to work closely with wider family members to ensure ‘whole family’ support and build close working relationships with social workers, teachers and the local schools.

Application details below or on www.goodmoves.org.uk.  Closing date 10am Monday 22nd May, Interviews Tuesday 30th May.

Successful applicant subject to PVG membership.

Job Description – YC Service Co-ordinator

Application EO Form

Criminal Convictions Declaration

Background Information

 

 

 

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New Vacancy-Finance Administrator

 

Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you enjoy working with numbers and spreadsheets?  Do you want your experience to make a difference?

Carers Link is looking for a Finance Administrator to join our busy team. You will be able to demonstrate a strong background in finance management, bookkeeping and administration. You should have working knowledge of Excel, SAGE and Payroll systems (preferably Iris).  Personal motivation, enthusiasm and excellent organisational skills are essential qualities.  You should also have strong attention to detail, be happy with complexity and be willing to ‘hit the ground running’ although training will be provided.

Successful applicant subject to Disclosure.  Application details on www.goodmoves.org.uk or www.carerslink.org.uk   Closing date 10am Monday 21st November.  Interviews will take place week beginning 5th December.

Application Form

Job Description

Criminal Convictions

Background Information

 

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Board Vacancy-Treasurer

Do you enjoy working with numbers & finance? Are you good with accounts?  Are you looking to volunteer for a busy local charity?

Based in Milngavie, we are looking for a volunteer Treasurer to join our board. They will work closely with the CEO and Finance Administrator to ensure best practice and compliance.

The board currently meets bi-monthly and attendance would also be expected at the AGM and quarterly Finance Sub Group Meetings.

Director application form & role description

Criminal Convictions Declaration

 

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New job vacancy – Young Carers Resource Worker

Are you friendly & enthusiastic?  Have you experience of working with children & young people?  Can you communicate well with children?  Are you looking to work in an organisation that makes a difference?

Based in Milngavie, Carers Link seeks a Young Carers Resource Worker (6 hours p/w) to assist with the running of our Young Carer group, as well as helping out with other aspects of the Young Carer service including providing individual support, administration and raising awareness of the service.

Salary will be £18,000 pa pro rata or £9.90 per hour (6 hours p/w)

Successful applicant subject to PVG membership/disclosure.   Application details and further background information below.

Closing date 12 pm Friday 4th September.

Interviews on Thursday 10th September .

How to Apply by Post:
Please complete the Application and Equal Opportunities forms (below) and email them to clair@carerslink. org.uk

Job Description – Young Carers Resource Worker

Background Information

Application and EO Form 2015

Criminal Convictions Declaration

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What’s On for carers – June – August 2015

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The latest version of the What’s On Newsletter is here listing all of the Carers Link activities and events between June and August 2015.

Download here -> What’s On June – August 2015

In this edition:

– Launch of Young Carers Support Service (Linked Up)

– Carers Week Summer Picnic & Tea Dance

– Autism….some exciting opportunities

– and much more.

To sign up to receive a regular What’s On Mailings please fill out the Contact Us Form.

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New job vacancy-Young Start Co-ordinator

Do you know how to motivate and support young adults?  Have you experience of working with young people?  Can you build confidence & develop skills?  Are you looking to work in an organisation that makes a difference?

Based in Milngavie, Carers Link seeks a Co-ordinator (32 hours p/w) to develop our Young Start project for Young Adult Carers throughout East Dunbartonshire, and to provide support, advocacy, information and social activities as well as employability initiatives.

Salary will be £19,986 pro-rata.

The project is funded by the Big Lottery Young Start Fund until 4th November 2016.

Successful applicant subject to PVG membership/disclosure.   Application details and further background information below.

Closing date 12 pm Thursday 12th February

Interviews on Wednesday 25th February.

How to Apply by Post:

Please complete the Application and Equal Opportunities forms (below) and return them with a covering letter no later than noon on 12th February.  Please also return the Confidential Declaration form.  Forms should be sent to Carers Link, Enterprise Centre, Ellangowan Road, Milngavie G62 8PH.  Please mark for the attention of Clair Hegarty.

How to Apply by Email:

As above, however all forms should be e-mailed to: clair@carerslink.org.uk

Job Description Young Start Co-ordinator

Application and EO Form 2015

Criminal Convictions Declaration

Background Information

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New job vacancy-Information Co-ordinator

Are you skilled in PR and communications?  Have you experience in giving and/or producing information? Are you looking to work in an organisation that makes a difference?

Based in Milngavie, Carers Link seeks a part-time Information Co-ordinator (28 hrs p/w) to develop & implement an integrated communications strategy whilst ensuring that local carers have access to information materials both online and printed.  As well as producing information, you will also be responsible for providing information and advice to callers on the OPAL Advice Line that is delivered in partnership with 3 other local organisations.

Salary will be £20,000 pro-rata (28 hrs p/w)

The project is funded in the first instance to end March 2016, however it is hoped to secure further funding beyond this date.

Successful applicant subject to PVG membership/disclosure.   Application details and further background information below.

Closing date 12 pm Monday 16th February

Interviews on Monday 2nd March .

How to Apply by Post:
Please complete the Application and Equal Opportunities forms (below) and return them with a covering letter no later than noon on 16th February.  Please also return the Confidential Declaration form.  Forms should be sent to Carers Link, Enterprise Centre, Ellangowan Road, Milngavie G62 8PH.  Please mark for the attention of Clair Hegarty.

How to Apply by Email:
As above, however all forms should be e-mailed to: clair@carerslink.org.uk

Job Description-Information Co-ordinator

Application and EO Form 2015

Criminal Convictions Declaration

Background Information

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Carers Link East Dunbartonshire is a ‘Carer Positive’ employer

Carer Positive Recognition

Carers Link East Dunbartonshire are the first employers in Scotland to have achieved Exemplary Status and be awarded the recently launched Scottish Government ‘Carer Positive’ kitemark

The Carer Positive kitemark is awarded to employers in Scotland who have a working environment where carers are valued and supported. This might be through flexible working policies or with simple practical measures which can make a big difference to carers.

Heather McKelvie, Events Co-ordinator, highlights the support she has received while being a carer for her father “Carers Link provides support to family carers, and that certainly includes its employees who are caring for a family member. My elderly father has been in poor health for quite some time now, and the support I have had has been terrific. In addition to being able to alter my working pattern to suit hospital visiting and various medical appointments, my colleagues have provided me with all manner of information which has proved invaluable to our family. I have also received tremendous emotional support from staff and volunteers alike, and I feel very fortunate to work for an organisation that truly lives by its values.”

It’s fitting that Carers Link should take an early lead on Carer Positive as they are a provider of local support services to carers throughout East Dunbartonshire from their office base in Milngavie or online at www.carerslink.org.uk.  They are of course also an employer and almost all their 14 staff have – or have had – a caring role.

Jennifer Roe, chief Executive of Carers Link says “We were keen to achieve the Carer Positive kitemark as – because of the nature of our work – we actively seek to recruit staff with caring experience.  It is therefore important to recognise and support those staff members who have a caring role, and even small supports can make a big difference.  However by leading as an example, we can also encourage carers in other workplaces to seek their own flexible arrangements or support.”

More about Carer Positive

‘Carer Positive’ aims to raise awareness of the growing number of working carers and the benefits to employers of supporting and retaining valuable members of staff.

A carer is someone who looks after an ill, frail or disabled family member, friend or partner.  In Scotland it is estimated that around 1 in 7 people in the workforce are juggling work and caring, with the number of carers across the UK forecast to increase by around 50% over the next 20 years.

90% of working carers are over the age of 30, with the ‘peak’ age between 45 and 64, when considerable skills and experience have been built up. Unfortunately, as many as 1 in 5 people give up work because of their caring responsibilities at home.

As the population ages and number of carers rises, combined with the fact that we are all working longer, the effects of losing these members of staff from the workforce will grow and will increasingly present a real challenge to employers. Evidence shows that supporting carers to remain productively in work helps retain skills, knowledge and experience, reduces absence levels, and avoids additional recruitment and training costs.

To be recognised as Carer Positive, employers complete a simple self-assessment application form, showing how their organisation meets criteria in 5 key areas. There are 3 levels of award, from ‘Engaged’, to ‘Established’, through to ‘Exemplary’. The kitemark is designed to enable organisations of all sizes and structures to engage in the process. There is no cost associated with this.

To find out more about Carer Positive, visit: www.carerpositive.org or call Sue McLintock on 0141 445 3070

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New Years Message from the National Carer Organisations

The National Carer Organisations have issued a New Years Message  on behalf of Scotland’s 953,000 unpaid carers.

This calls on the government to improve the lives of carers in 2015 by taking up their New Years Resolution:

“To give carers the right to the support they need to sustain them in their caring role, based on a National Framework that ensures this right is implemented consistently across Scotland.”

A full copy of the message can be found here.

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Emergency Planning – Are You Prepared?

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2015 see’s the development of a new service for carers called Care – Aware – Prepare.

The Care-Aware-Prepare project has grown out of concerns from carers about what would happen in an emergency or if their own poor health stopped them caring.

Some carers also have concerns about what might happen in the future.

The Care – Aware – Prepare project is aimed at helping carers in times of crisis and to encourage them to develop their own backup plan to avoid future crises or at the very least reduce the worry and stress.

As part of developing the new service, we would like to consult with carers to get their views on what information they would like to see in the toolkits (emergency plans) that we will be producing.

We are holding an Emergency Planning Consultation event on:

Thursday 5th February 2015
Kirkintilloch
11am-2.30pm
Lunch will be provided

If you would like more information and would like to attend please contact us 0800 975 2131 or amrit@carerslink.org. uk

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