Edinburgh Carers Council
Edinburgh Carers Council

Charity registered in Scotland SC052190

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

Carer Peer Support Worker (Eating Disorders)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £22,575 – £24,008
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th June 2023

Edinburgh Carers Council is looking for two peer support workers to assist carers and adult siblings of people with an eating disorder to feel supported in their caring role and to experience improved wellbeing. You will recruit and develop volunteers with lived experience of caring for someone with an eating disorder and support these volunteers in providing both individual and group peer support. You will cover the NHS Lothian area building on established links with carer organisations and NHS Lothian staff in inpatient and community services for eating disorders.

You will have experience of working in a supportive and enabling role in the mental health field and be passionate about the rights of carers and ensuring their voice is heard. You will communicate with empathy and sensitivity and have the ability to build good working relationships. Personal or lived experience as a carer of a person with an eating disorder is desirable.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

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.

This vacancy has now closed

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 1st June 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.

This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Chief Executive Officer (Interim)

  • Part time
  • £33,119 – £36,052 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th November 2022

Due to the retirement of its current Coordinator, Edinburgh Carers Council is seeking an interim CEO to lead the organisation. Edinburgh Carers Council is an independent advocacy organisation, delivering individual and collective advocacy for unpaid carers. It also supports carers through Peer Support work

Edinburgh Carers Council works with unpaid carers of people with mental health issues, intellectual disabilities, dementia, autism, traumatic brain injury and physical disabilities. It is part of national and local strategic planning, including THRIVE Edinburgh.

The post

The main purpose of the post is to lead and manage the organisation, to ensure a focus on carers’ needs and views, and encourage and support staff and volunteers working for ECC. The CEO will represent the collective expressed views of carers at partnership and planning meetings and to the Board of Trustees. They will work closely with our Trustees to focus on our vision and strategy.

The post requires excellent communication skills and an understanding of the issues faced by unpaid carers and the impact of caring on health and wellbeing