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New Vacancy-Community Support Coordinator

Are you enthusiastic, full of energy and new ideas?

Do you love talking to people? Are you great at organising events?

Can you make a positive difference to local carers and former 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 Co-ordinator to develop our group supports. Based in Milngavie but delivering across East Dunbartonshire, the Co-ordinator will plan, organise and facilitate our network of Carer Cafés and support groups. You will also organise ‘one-off’ activities as well as providing occasional one-to-one support.

The post is funded until the start of November 2019 although we will seek additional funding beyond that time.  Closing date Friday 7th July, 12pm.

Application details below-

Job Description -Community Support Coordinator

Background Information

Application & EO form

Criminal Convictions Declaration

 

 

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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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First organisation in Scotland to be given Carer Positive acknowledgement

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Carers Link has been the first organisation in Scotland to be awarded Carer Positive Engaged status. Carer Positive aims to encourage employers to create a supportive working environment for carers in their workplace.

The Carer Positive kitemark is awarded to employers in Scotland who have a working environment where carers are valued and supported. Carer Positive employers recognise the importance of retaining experienced members of staff, reducing absence, and cutting down on avoidable recruitment costs.

Supporting carers to manage the sometimes difficult job of balancing work with caring responsibilities can deliver real benefits to employers as well as helping individuals and their families. Unfortunately many carers give up work because the job of juggling their work and caring responsibilities simply becomes too much.

“Almost 500 people every day take on a caring responsibility.

Over 250,000 people in Scotland juggle caring with holding down a job.

As many as 1 in 5 carers give up work because it becomes too much.”

 

 

 

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Job Vacancy – Office Co-ordinator (35 hours)

Are you self-motivated, with excellent communication skills, an unfailing attention to detail, and a willingness to use your initiative to take on any task? Do you enjoy working in a busy open-plan office?  Are you experienced in office management or administration?  Are you looking to work in an organisation that makes a difference?

Based in Milngavie, Carers Link seeks a full-time Office Co-ordinator.  We need someone that demonstrates initiative, thinks ahead and takes prompt action to solve problems and complete tasks.  You need to be skilled in all aspects of MS Office, have good report-writing skills and have experience of designing & managing office systems.

Starting salary will be between £17,000 – £18,000 depending on experience of successful candidate.  This is a full time post at 35 hours per week.

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

Closing date 4pm Friday 9th May Extended to NOON Monday 12th May

Interviews on Wednesday 21st May.

 

How to Apply by Post:

Please complete the Application and Equal Opportunities forms (below) and return them with a covering letter no later than 4pm on Friday 9th May.  Please also return the Confidential Declaration form.  Forms should be sent to Carers Link, Enterprise Centre, Ellangowan Road, Milngavie G62 8PH

How to Apply by E-mail:

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

 

Background Information

Application and EO Form 2014

Job-Description-Office-Co-ordinator

Criminal Convictions Declaration

 

 

 

 

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