Edinburgh Carers Council
Edinburgh Carers Council

Charity registered in Scotland SC028469

We are a local Edinburgh charity that provides free, confidential and independent advocacy for carers supporting someone with mental or physical health difficulties.

Current vacancies

Peer Worker – Eating Disorders

  • Full time
  • £22,335
  • Great Michael House, 14 Links Place, Edinburgh EH6 7EZ. Currently working in a blended way between the office at Links Place and homeworking.
  • Closing 18th May 2022

To assist carers of people with an eating disorder to feel supported in their caring role and to experience improved wellbeing.

This post is part of a new initiative, and the focus of the work is peer support for unpaid carers of people with an eating disorder. The peer worker will cover Lothian and will build on established links with carer organisations across Lothian as well as working closely with the Edinburgh Peer Network. The post will also offer specific supports to carers of those being treated at the Eating Disorders Unit at St John’s Hospital, West Lothian.

The peer worker will have responsibility for recruiting and supporting a small number of volunteers who have their own experience as carers.

The post will be subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Adults Groups (PVG) scheme and appropriate checks.

There will be a six-month probationary period. The post is initially fixed term until 31st March 2024.


Advocacy Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,027 – £27,702 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh - Hybrid working between home & office
  • Closing 25th May 2022

To help people to make supported decisions; by articulating their needs, providing them with information on their rights and redress, and to support them to have their voice heard.

To work independently – often lone working – and as part of a team, to ensure that the service proceeds within the policies, procedures and guidelines as approved by the Edinburgh Carers Council Trustees and reflective of statutory and professional obligations.