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

Education Officer (Primary and Secondary, Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £29,733
  • Glasgow, Scotland Office
  • Closing 29th April 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 an Education Officer (Primary and Secondary, Scotland).

The scope and main duties for this role include:

  • Update existing resources and/or develop new resources on young carer identification, support and rights, tailored for a range of education professionals
  • Work with key staff in relevant national education institutions in Scotland
  • Influence and contribute to the development of relevant national policy and practice
  • Attend relevant conferences/events to raise awareness of young carers and approaches to support them in schools
  • Provide quarterly reports as required by funder and disseminate information on progress
  • Be part of the Scotland team.

The successful candidate will have experience of:

  • successful project planning and coordination
  • partnership working
  • working with professionals in education
  • representing and speaking on behalf of a national organisation.

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

A full Job Description is available for download below.