We are working in partnership with a well-respected, independent, carer-led charity, which works to ensure that all of Hertfordshire’s unpaid carers are recognised, valued and supported. They support adult and young carers and provide information and advice, as well as arranging a variety of ways for carers to work collaboratively with professional staff in a wide range of voluntary and statutory organisations. The organisation runs a Young Carers service, which works with children and young people up to the age of 19 who are taking on caring responsibilities, including those where they are happy with their caring role but would like to access discounts and information, as well as those who need support with the whole family to reduce the caring role and the negative impact it is having on the child or young person.
They are seeking a Young Carers Service Manager to contribute to the delivery of the organisation’s strategy through the management and development of the Young Carers Service. The postholder will supervise a team of young carer staff and volunteers, ensure the provision of high-quality outcome-focused young carer services to the public and agencies, support the Fundraising Manager to attract new funds for additional and existing services, and develop and maintain key external relationships to ensure young carers can receive the right support early on and throughout their caring lives.
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:
An understanding of young carers and their needs
Experiencing of managing a team and motivating staff
An understanding of the children’s, health social care or education environments and how to influence change within them
An understanding or experience of self-help approaches and of helping people to take power in their lives
A strong understanding of safeguarding principles and procedures, including when applied to e-technology
We are seeking an individual with excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills, who is used to working with people living in stressful and difficult situations. A sensitive and professional approach towards colleagues, partners and carers; while being able to evaluate and identify where the greatest impact can be made and manage internal and external expectations effectively to achieve it, will be essential.
For more information, please contact Sandra Smith, Charisma Charity Recruitment, email@example.com or 01962 813300.
Applications should be submitted through the Charisma website and include your CV and supporting statement.
We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or other category protected by law.
Closing date: 19th September