Young & Young Adult Carers Events and 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 Events and Activities Coordinator.

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: 22.5 per week hours plus opportunity for additional hours

Permanent Contract Salary: £24,006 to £25,173 (pro-rata) subject to review on completion of satisfactory probation period of 6 months.

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. An element of evening and weekend will be required, and it is essential that you are a driver with a full license held for a minimum of 2 years.

In addition to the coordination role, there is the opportunity to supplement the standard 22.5 hours per week by undertaking sessional work to assist in facilitating and delivering club and activity sessions over the year.

Job Description: Download here

Application Form: Download here

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 18th December at 10am

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

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