Carers Trust
Carers Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC042870

Carers Trust is the largest UK wide charity for the nation’s 7 million unpaid carers. Together with 170 Network Partners, we provide support, information, advice and services for children, young people and adults caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend.  The number of carers is a growing issue, with 3 in 5 of us likely to become a carer at some point in our lifetime. Carers save the UK economy over £119bn every year and act as a main support to our stretched health and social care systems.


Current vacancies

Research and Engagement Worker (Scotland)

  • Part time
  • £26,789 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 11th September 2019

Carers Trust Scotland is part of Carers Trust, a major charity for, with and about carers. We work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.

With locally based Network Partners we are able to support carers in the community with information, advice, emotional support, hands on practical help and access to much needed breaks. We offer specialist services for carers of people of all ages and conditions and a range of individually tailored support and group activities.

We are currently looking for a Research and Engagement Worker (Scotland). The scope and main duties for this role include:

  • Design, deliver and analyse in-depth research using a mixture of quantitative and qualitative research methods with students and practitioners across Scotland’s colleges and universities
  • Recruit and support a group of student carers to train as peer researchers, to co-facilitate and co-produce this research report
  • Engage at least 300 student carers, and 50 practitioners and policy-makers in the research process and engagement activities to illuminate the lived experience of students with unpaid caring responsibilities transitioning to and from further and higher education
  • Deliver a community engagement campaign composing of a series of roadshow events to facilitate a national dialogue with students, practitioners and policy-makers in Scotland
  • Identify, design and implement new and innovative step changes needed to ensure that the barriers for existing or prospective student carers face are significantly reduced
  • Plan and deliver a research launch event
  • Provide reports as required by the funder and other stakeholders
  • Work closely with the Development Officer (Further and Higher Education) to ensure dissemination of research work to colleges and universities across Scotland
  • Be part of the Scotland team.

The successful candidate will have experience of:

  • undertaking social research using a range of methods and developing research reports
  • training and supporting peer researchers
  • successful project planning and coordination
  • partnership working
  • working with professionals
  • representing and speaking on behalf of a national organisation.
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Development Officer (Further and Higher Education)

  • Full time
  • £30,328
  • Glasgow, but travel around Scotland is required
  • Closing 16th August 2019

Carers Trust Scotland is part of Carers Trust, a major charity for, with and about carers. We work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.

With locally based Network Partners we are able to support carers in the community with information, advice, emotional support, hands on practical help and access to much needed breaks. We offer specialist services for carers of people of all ages and conditions and a range of individually tailored support and group activities.

We are currently looking for a highly skilled, self-motivated and innovative Development Officer who has a proven track record of delivering impactful community development work.

The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing and diversifying our Going Further and Going Higher programme of work with all colleges and universities across Scotland, ensuring that every college and university has the infrastructure and capacity to identify, support and report on unpaid student carers. You will also be responsible strengthening our existing collaborations and identifying new areas of development to enhance our working, strategically and operationally with a range of stakeholders such as colleges, universities, our Network Partners, the College Development Network, and Scottish Funding Council. While ensuring through our Student Carers Voice for Scotland forum that student carers voices are heard, and able to influence, shape and contribute to policy and practice developments in further and higher education in Scotland.

The successful candidate will have experience in working with seldom heard groups and have experience of delivering a range of community learning development approaches to deliver positive outcomes and change for stakeholders. The successful candidate is expected to have excellent interpersonal skills, can think strategically and operationally and have experience of delivering capacity building activity in the third sector.

This is a great opportunity for someone interested in joining a vibrant organisation and very successful team.

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