Young Carers Support Team Leader
Richmond Carers Centre, a network partner of Carers Trust, is a registered charity providing information, support, advice and a voice for carers living and caring in London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.
Helping Carers to Live Well is our organisational aim. We are looking for someone with the skills and ability to lead the delivery of our service to young carers living and caring in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.
As the Young Carers Support Team Leader you will be leading and supervising the Young Carers Support Team at Richmond Carers Centre. You will plan, coordinate and manage the service to young carers and their families. You will actively engage in fundraising to provide additional resources and develop our service offer, and be competent with completing appropriate monitoring and evaluation reports to demonstrate our achievements to funders. You will oversee the provision of advice, information and emotional support with young carers. Much of your work will involve actively listening to carers and supporting the Young Carers Support Team with any queries or concerns arising from their contact with young carers. You will be expected to work with our volunteers and a small team of sessional staff to deliver a wide and varied programme of activities and other bespoke services to young carers.
With your proven experience of working with carers or other vulnerable groups on an individual and/or group basis, you will recognise the importance of being client focused and have a commitment to enhance the lives of young carers. You will be able to demonstrate a broad knowledge of young carers’ needs and the issues they face, a wide range of skills in relation to service delivery and development to support young carers, and have a sound understanding of social care provision in both statutory and voluntary sector environments. You will be aware of and have a working knowledge of legislation and services affecting young carers and their families. You will be able to represent young carers’ voices to influence wider policy and community agendas.
You will be self-motivated and positive in your approach to working with staff and young carers and have a willingness to embrace our organisational values. Being an effective leader, you will respond positively to new challenges and be influential in supporting members of your team to manage change, develop their skills and knowledge, problem solve and make decisions. Strong administrative, time management, IT and organisational skills are essential. Your ability and willingness to occasionally work outside normal working hours is required.
In return, we offer regular supervision, training and professional development for this rewarding position, along with generous annual leave, employer’s contribution to your pension scheme and above all, a supportive and friendly working environment.
Richmond Carers Centre welcomes and encourages applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religious belief.
Please use the application form only. CVs will not be accepted
Closing date – 9am Monday 7th December 2020.
Provisional interview dates – Monday 14th December and Tuesday 15th December (afternoon) 2020.
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If you would like to discuss this role, please contact Sophie Richardson, Young Carer Support Team Leader on 020 8867 2383 or email email@example.com
Email application documents to firstname.lastname@example.org post to Chief Executive Officer, Richmond Carers Centre, 5 Briar Road, Twickenham, TW2 6RB.
In compliance with General Data Protect Regulations, Richmond Carers Centre will only collect personal data and applicant information relevant to carry out a safe recruiting process. This means we will ask for data such as applicant’s name and contact details, education and employment history, and contact details for referees. The application pack will include an equalities monitoring form, which will be separate to the application form for statistical purposes only. Applicant’s information will not be shared with a 3rdparty unless required to do so by law. We will retain applicant’s information for the duration of the recruitment period after which unsuccessful applications will be deleted.
Richmond Carers Centre is committed to Equality of Opportunity
Registered Charity No: 1092459. Company No: 4412793