Somerset Carers Engagement Project Officer


Somerset Carers Engagement Project Officer

Evolving Communities
  • Part Time
  • Salary: £21,972 pro rata
  • Closing date: Sunday February 13th, 2022 11:59pm
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Part time (20 hours per week to be worked flexibly)

Salary £21,972 pro rata

18-month fixed term contract

Do you have experience of working with unpaid carers and do you understand the challenges that they face? Are you passionate about empowering people to have their voices heard? If so, you could be part of an exciting new project.

Evolving Communities is a Community Interest Company that helps local people and organisations shape the way health and social care services are run in their communities. We provide a bespoke consultancy service – specialising in research, evaluation and public engagement as well as supporting the work of independent health and social care champions Healthwatch Dorset, Healthwatch Gloucestershire and Healthwatch Somerset.

We want to ensure that unpaid carers from across the county are listened to and heard by the people who buy, plan and run health and social care services in Somerset. We are looking for a dynamic, experienced Carers Engagement Project Officer to lead this exciting new project.

You will lead the project and recruit and support a group of unpaid carers to co-produce a new carer engagement service which aims to understand the current and future needs and concerns of the unpaid caring community in Somerset. It will be a varied and interesting job and no two days will be the same.

You will need a can-do attitude, be enthusiastic and a ‘people person’. You will also need to be a team player who enjoys being part of and contributing to a small and dynamic team.

If you want to know more, visit our website and download our job pack.

In return we offer 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, a generous contributory pension scheme, comfortable office accommodation in Bridgwater and Melksham and flexible working practices.

For more information about this post and to download an application form please visit: https://evolvingcommunities.co.uk/work-for-us/vacancies/

or telephone 01225 701851

Closing date for applications: Midnight on Sunday 13th February 2022

Date for interview: Friday 21st February 2022 via Microsoft Teams