Connecting Carers
Connecting Carers

Charity registered in Scotland SC020501

Highland Community Care Forum is the leading voluntary organisation in the Highlands representing the voices of carers. HCCF works at community, regional and national level to make sure that the issues that really matter to carers are heard. We use this information to influence policy direction and practice. HCCF works with partners in the statutory and voluntary sectors to change practices in ways that deliver better outcomes for carers.


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Business Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £30,000 pro-rata
  • The post holder will normally be office based in Dingwall but due to COVID-19 may be based at home initially.
  • Closing 13th June 2021

We are looking for an experienced Business Development Officer to join our fun, hardworking and ambitious team.

The successful candidate will contribute directly to the growth of Connecting Carer’s services through the management of proposals, tenders and grant applications, following standard processes for developing business case, contract terms approval and risk assessment.

This will be achieved through creative innovative ideas and leading/project managing the implementation and delivery of strategies in such a way that it allows our operational delivery to grow and be effective.

The Business Development Manager will also deputise for the Connecting Carers Manager in their absence.

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Head of Finance

  • Full time
  • Circa £45,000
  • Home based with travel to Inverness
  • Closing 13th December 2021

The Head of Finance will be responsible for all aspects of the management and oversight of the finance function including advising the HCCF Board and Managers, as well as liaising with external bodies as required. You will be part of the senior leadership team and help to support across all strategic finance matters as well as being able to provide hands on support where needed.

You must be passionate about what we do, how we do it and our commitment to supporting unpaid Carers throughout Highland.

Your ability to build excellent relationships, virtually and in person, is crucial. This is a fantastic opportunity as Head of Finance to use your skills and creativity to make a difference to the lives of unpaid Carers throughout Highland.

If you think that this role is right for you, then we'd love to hear from you!

The post holder will be located at their home and connect with colleagues through appropriate digital media. From time to time the post holder may be expected to travel to a location within or near Inverness for face-to-face meetings. This is expected to be an infrequent occurrence. All necessary equipment will be provided, and expenses paid for travel from home

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Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Due to Covid-19, meetings are currently facilitated via an online platform with the intention of reinstating face to face meetings when time allows
  • Closing 6th February 2022

Highland Community Care Forum (HCCF) is a vibrant and growing charity committed to supporting unpaid Carers across Highland. Our mission is to support Carers in Highland throughout their caring journey. You can make a difference and contribute to this work.

HCCF is seeking new Trustees. Board Trustees play a critical role in the future development and governance of the service. We would also welcome candidates with a future interest in taking on the role of the Chair.

Working to the organisation’s values, we are seeking a diverse range of Trustees with a commitment to the work we do across Highland.

Impartiality, equality, fairness, passion, and commitment are essential qualities for our board members. We are particularly interested in applicants from less represented groups and those with knowledge and experience of the Third Sector, finance, funding, governance, lived experience of being an unpaid Carer and strategy.

Hours: Variable according to the needs of the service. On average, post training, one 2 hour meeting every six weeks plus additional hours associated with specific responsibilities.

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Carer Link Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,500
  • Home based with travel covering Inverness
  • Closing 26th June 2022

We are looking for a Carer Link Worker to join our team. The successful candidate will promote the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 and Carers’ rights including the benefits of an Adult Carer Support Plan (ACSP) in supporting Carers to maintain their own well-being and day to day life.

Directly supporting Carers through preparing ACSPs to manage their caring role and to prevent where possible the escalation of their situation into critical or substantial need. You will use the National Framework of Eligibility to determine whether the local authority is required to provide support to Carers to meet Carers identified needs. In addition, gather evidence in support of Carers’ short breaks applications and share this with Social Work partners, who will present the case at District Care Planning.

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Wellbeing Service Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £30,000
  • Homebased
  • Closing 27th November 2022

Funded by the William Grant Foundation, Connecting Carers are very excited to be creating this new role. The aim of the service is to support all unpaid Carers from the age of 8 to self-manage their caring role, in a way that does not impact negatively on their health and wellbeing and that of the cared for person. This service will bridge the support between our existing counselling service and the role of the Carer Link Worker.

The Team Leader will be required to help develop the service and play a role in mentoring and supporting the Wellbeing Team to provide a quality Wellbeing Listening Service to enable unpaid Carers to have the space, time and dedicated support to truly be listened to in a non-judgemental manner.

We are seeking a Team Leader who has, proven knowledge and experience of providing wellbeing support with the ability to create and facilitate workshops, experience of managing and leading a team and strong IT skills. If this, is you, we would love to hear from you!

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Short breaks & Respitality Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £30,994 pro-rata
  • Homebased in Highland with travel
  • Closing 27th November 2022

Do you have a passion for people and hospitality, leisure and tourism?

Funded through the Short Breaks Fund (Shared Care Scotland), Connecting Carers are very excited to be developing a new service to enable unpaid Carers to have the opportunity to access regular breaks from their caring role.

The Short Breaks Team will support the development of a Short Breaks Bureau, which will comprise virtual, digital, and person-centred resources to generate a wide range of short break information for the benefit of Carers (young and adult) and their families and for providers of short break opportunities.

The range of breaks will endeavour to provide Carers with regular breaks from their caring role and it is envisaged that this will include grant funding, events and training, gifted breaks, statutory provision and peer support.

We are looking for a Short Breaks and Respitality Development Officer who has the imagination, drive, vision and determination to ensure equity and delivery of outcomes for Carers. You must be passionate about what we do, how we do it and our commitment to supporting unpaid Carers throughout Highland. If this, is you, we would love to hear from you!

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Fundraising Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £30,000
  • Home based in Highland
  • Closing 27th November 2022

We are very excited about our new Fundraising Officer role as it has the potential to enhance support to all unpaid Carers across Highland by providing unrestricted income to develop services and strengthen support offered.

The Fundraising Officer will develop a fundraising strategy, deliver ambitious Highland fundraising plans and budgets to maximise local support and achieve financial targets. Leading the development of fundraising campaigns for Connecting Carers linked to supporting young and adult Carers.

If you are self-starter and have a passion for supporting your local community, we would love to hear from you!

Reporting to: Business Development Officer

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