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An award-winning small organisation celebrating our 20th anniversary this year, North Lanarkshire Carers Together are a carer led charity operating within the heart of North Lanarkshire. We are the commissioned organisation in North Lanarkshire providing Campaigning, Information and Representation of carers.
North Lanarkshire Carers Together was the first Voluntary Organisation in the UK to receive a National Award in the New Media Section of the Association of Social Care Communicators. We have contributed to the Carers Journey, to Carers Strategies in North Lanarkshire, to the reshaping care for older people agenda, a consultation resulting in Carers Health Needs Report, and helped implement locally, in our valued spirit of partnership approach - the enactment of carers rights in law within the Carers Scotland Act 2016 – which came into force in 2018.
Throughout this time and alongside this strategic work, we have also ensured that thousands of carers received sound and timely information and advice on their rights and how to access services to meet their needs and have tirelessly campaigned on their behalf and represented carers at various levels within the Local Authority, Health Board and more recently within Health and Social Care.
Community Solutions is an innovative, community led, health and social care investment and improvement programme for North Lanarkshire which is committed to building community capacity and support to help people live healthier and better lives and North Lanarkshire Carers Together are the thematic lead for carers within its programme of work.
About the role
Following additional investment in Community Solutions by Health and Social Care for the benefit of carers, North Lanarkshire Carers Together are recruiting a senior position within the organisation. Reporting to the Development Manager as part of a management team approach, the Carer Network Lead will
North Lanarkshire Carers Together offer an attractive benefits package including 8% contributory pension, Credit Union payroll option, carer friendly policies, Health Assured employee assistance programme, 12 public holidays and 25 days annual leave (pro rata).
All staff are currently working a blended mix of office based and home working to adhere to our Safe Systems of Work and ensure staff confidence and wellbeing are maximised.
North Lanarkshire Carers Together pledges to improve the lives of carers within North Lanarkshire by actively linking carers and professionals in meaningful working relationships to influence policy development and service provision, which affect carers and the people they care for.
We are the campaigning, information and carer representation organisation for unpaid carers in North Lanarkshire. We work in partnership with Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire and other community and voluntary organisations, to ensure that unpaid carers are informed of their rights and are aware of the range of services that can support them in their caring role. In response to carers’ needs, we are now recruiting an Advocacy Co-ordinator to develop and deliver a new independent advocacy service for adult carers in North Lanarkshire.
If you have proven experience in the field of independent advocacy, have an understanding of the issues facing unpaid carers and would relish the challenge of helping to shape a new service for and with carers, then we are interested in hearing from you.
If you would wish to discuss any aspect of the post please email Colin Smith firstname.lastname@example.org with contact details.
The post is for a fixed term to 31st March 2023, however there may be the opportunity to continue the post subject to further funding.
The post will be subject to an Enhanced PVG Disclosure.