Dundee Carers Centre
Dundee Carers Centre

Charity registered in Scotland SC024115

We aim to improve the lives of unpaid carers and disabled people through practical and emotional support, advocacy and training plus information about Short Breaks and Self-directed Support.

Current vacancies

Top job! Chief Executive Officer

  • Full time
  • £50,789 – £55,457
  • Dundee
  • Closing 16th October 2022

The Dundee Carers Centre is an independent organisation with charitable status and has been working with carers, young carers and disabled people for over twenty-five years. The Centre is proud of its reputation for demonstrating innovation and in supporting people to achieve their aspirations for the future. While it looks back on its record with pride, there are challenges ahead. The number of adults in need of care is expected to increase 30% by 2026 as our population ages. The financial strain on local authorities to be able to support carers and their families is going to become even more challenging meaning that the expectation on families to do more could present a limited quality of life for carers and the people they are caring for.

Research has found that 32% of carers state that caring has a negative effect on their health, and carers providing more hours of care are less likely to state that they have good or very good health. Carers Scotland found that many carers start experiencing health problems when they begin caring, and that pre-existing health problems amongst carers can become worse. Commonly carers suffer from lack of sleep, poor diet and physical injuries, particularly back injuries as well as mental health issues.

In short, the need for Dundee Carers Centre’s services can only increase and their mission become even more important. The very long-standing CEO, Lucinda Godfrey, is leaving shortly to take up a new post and the Board of Trustees is looking for an exceptional individual to take her place.

You will need to have many personal qualities as well as the right skills, knowledge and experience to be a success in this role. The Board is not necessarily looking for an experienced CEO as they have the willingness and ability to support and develop someone who is ready to step up into the Lead Officer position. However, you would need a minimum 3 years’ experience in a senior management position in a similar organisation with significant strategic and financial management acumen. You should have a deep understanding of the national policy landscape, especially self-directed support, and experience of securing income for your organisation. In terms of your personal attributes, the Centre prides itself on the caring and nurturing environment for staff as well as carers and their families. The next CEO will need to be collaborative rather than directive and be very interested in staff welfare and development.

This is a special organisation that is looking for that someone special to lead it. In return, you will get support from a high calibre and very committed Board of Trustees and staff team.

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Team Leader (Short Breaks)

  • Part time
  • £29,778 – £32,402 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 29th November 2021

You will work as part of the Short Breaks Team to provide leadership and support to a multi-disciplinary team of staff and volunteers. Ensure the effective development and delivery of the Short Breaks Service. Creating and developing partnerships in localities with carers, voluntary and statutory partners, sharing learning and providing leadership and line management for front line staff.

Funded through Dundee Health & Social Care Partnership.

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Development Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,148 – £28,909 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 29th November 2021

The postholder will work with carers of all ages, disabled people and the community to deliver a rights-based programme; ‘The Rights Way’, including:

• Guided self-assessment and goal setting

• Rights and responsibilities

• Money

• Self-Advocacy skills Inc. Communication and assertiveness skills

• Understanding and navigating the system

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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £30,374 – £33,050
  • Dundee
  • Closing 10th January 2022

This is an exciting new post, supporting the Team Manager to provide leadership and support to a multi-disciplinary team of staff and volunteers working with carers of all ages to effect change. As part of the Carer Support Team but working across the Centre and the wider Carers Partnership you will create, develop and support partnerships in localities – supporting carers to progress and effect change through participation and engagement, learning and development and volunteering opportunities.

Funding: This is a permanent post with funding secured to March 2023 through the Carers Partnership, with a commitment from the organisation to secure funding beyond this.

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Participation & Involvement Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,671 – £29,488 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 10th January 2022

The successful applicant will have responsibility for working alongside unpaid carers of all ages and disabled people to ensure that they are key partners in service planning and improvement in Dundee. This will include supporting individuals and groups to work in partnership with key agencies in Dundee such as third sector, schools, community groups and statutory partners to improve outcomes for carers and their families.

Funding: This post has fixed term funding to the end of March 2023 with a commitment from the organisation to seek future funding beyond this point if successfully evaluated.

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Development Worker (Participatory Budgeting)

  • Full time
  • £26,671 – £29,488
  • Dundee
  • Closing 2nd February 2022

The postholder will work with carers of all ages, disabled people, the Carers Centre, locality teams and the wider community to test a participatory budgeting approach in localities. This post is part of a team providing specialist support to the wider Carer Support Team to support and enable carers to effect change in their own lives, communities and services.

Funding: This post has fixed term funding to the end of March 2023 with a commitment from the organisation to seek future funding beyond this point if successfully evaluated.

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Participation & Involvement Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,671 – £29,488 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 11th April 2022

The successful applicant will have responsibility for working alongside unpaid carers of all ages and disabled people to ensure that they are key partners in service planning and improvement in Dundee. This will include supporting individuals and groups to work in partnership with key agencies in Dundee such as third sector, schools, community groups and statutory partners to improve outcomes for carers and their families.

This post has fixed term funding to the end of March 2023 with a commitment from the organisation to seek future funding beyond this point if successfully evaluated.

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Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,602 – £25,863
  • Dundee
  • Closing 11th April 2022

The successful applicant will provide one to one and group support to unpaid carers of all ages. Learning, training, accreditation, trips and residentials also contribute to the broad range of support opportunities the successful candidate will be involved in providing. This will include delivering support in partnership with other agencies such as schools, community groups and statutory partners.

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Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,602 – £25,863 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 11th April 2022

The successful applicant will provide one to one and group support to unpaid carers of all ages. Learning, training, accreditation, trips and residentials also contribute to the broad range of support opportunities the successful candidate will be involved in providing. This will include delivering support in partnership with other agencies such as schools, community groups and statutory partners.

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Development Worker – Participatory Budgeting

  • Full time
  • £26,671 – £29,488
  • Dundee
  • Closing 25th April 2022

The post holder will work with carers of all ages, disabled people, the Carers Centre, locality teams and the wider community to test a participatory budgeting approach in localities. Part of a team providing specialist support to the wider Carer Support Team to support and enable carers to effect change in their own lives, communities and services.

Post holders will be required to join the PVG Scheme

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SDS Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £30,981 – £33,711
  • Dundee
  • Closing 15th May 2022

This is an exciting new opportunity to join Dundee Carers Centre supporting the Team Manager to provide leadership and support to the Self-directed Support Team. The SDS Team provides advice and guidance to disabled people and carers across Dundee & Angus who are going through the SDS process, empowering them to have genuine choice and control over the way in which they lead their lives and in the purchase of their own care.

Find out more about Self-directed Support here:

directpayments.org/self-directed-support

directpayments.org/how-we-can-support-you

Funding: This is a permanent post with funding secured to March 2023 through Dundee Health & Social Care Partnership & Angus Health & Social Care Partnership with a commitment from the organisation to secure funding beyond this.

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Development Worker – Participatory Budgeting

  • Full time
  • £27,205 – £30,077
  • Dundee
  • Closing 15th May 2022

The postholder will work with carers of all ages, disabled people, the Carers Centre, locality teams and the wider community to test a participatory budgeting approach in localities. Part of a team providing specialist support to the wider Carer Support Team to support and enable carers to effect change in their own lives, communities and services.

Funding: This post has fixed term funding to the end of March 2023 with a commitment from the organisation to seek future funding beyond this point if successfully evaluated.

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Participation & Involvement Worker

  • Part time
  • £27,205 – £30,077 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 22nd August 2022

The successful applicant will have responsibility for working alongside unpaid carers of all ages and disabled people to ensure that they are key partners in service planning and improvement in Dundee.

This will include supporting individuals and groups to work in partnership with key agencies in Dundee such as third sector, schools, community groups and statutory partners to improve outcomes for carers and their families.

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Assistant Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £21,674 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 22nd August 2022

The successful applicant will assist the Carer Support team in running groups for carers of all ages, including development and delivery of group programmes.

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Self-directed Support Advisor (Angus)

  • Part time
  • £27,205 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 12th September 2022

Dundee Carers Centre is a thriving and innovative local charity providing information and support services for disabled people and carers.

We have an established provision enabling people accessing services through SDS across Dundee and Angus.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team.

As a Self-directed Support Advisor, you will work to empower people to have genuine choice and control over the way in which they lead their lives, ensuring that they have comprehensive advice, information and support to enable them to purchase their own care and support services in Angus.

You will have a good standard of education, experience of working with people in an outcome focused way and be committed to working in a co-productive manner.

The post is funded by the Scottish Government & Angus Health & Social Care Partnership

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