Young Carers Activities Co-ordinator

Would you like to work in a supportive environment that offers great opportunities and benefits to staff? We take care of our staff by offering them generous benefits and development opportunities while being dedicated to staff health and wellbeing.

We are a small charity supporting local people who care for their loved ones at home. We have an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic, award-winning organisation to make a difference to the lives of family carers of all ages living in Solihull. We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced person to join our friendly team as a Young Carers Activities Co-ordinator.

Our staff benefits include:

· Pension in excess of statutory requirements

· Hybrid working

· Accrual of annual leave days and concessionary bank holidays

· Access to our Employee Assistance Programme giving employees and those who live with them access to free counselling as well as financial advice legal support for staff.

· Wellbeing support including sick pay in excess of statutory requirements.

· Training and personal development opportunities as well as regular supervision and annual appraisal.

Hours: 29.5 per week hours plus regular, optional opportunities for more hours

Permanent Contract Salary: £26,433 (pro-rata)

We are looking for someone experienced in working with children and young adults who has a high level of IT literacy, an excellent communicator with strong planning and organisation skills to coordinate the activities programme which exists to give young and young adult carers a break from their caring responsibilities. You will be understanding and sensitive to carers issues and have a willingness to learn more about the responsibilities of unpaid carers across the borough.

You will organise activities and co-ordinate sessional workers to ensure safe delivery of every event. This involves devising a 12-month rolling programme of young carers clubs, days out, and more, which you will promote to registered carers, and includes taking a lead role in arranging annual events to acknowledge national carers campaigns. You will also take the lead on awareness raising within the team

In addition to these core hours, you are able to do more hours by attending the activities as a Sessional or Lead Worker should you wish.

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It is important to cross reference your skills and experience with each entry on the job description/person specification to demonstrate how you match the requirements of the role.

Email the completed application to: ginaward@solihullcarers.org

For enquiries relating to this role, please call 0121 788 1143 and ask for Gina Ward.

Closing date for application forms Monday 3rd June at 12pm.

Interviews will take place on Monday 10th June

Disclaimer: we reserve the right to withdraw advert if we are able to appoint sooner than closing date

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