Lanarkshire Carers is a well-established carer led organisation built on a vision to work with and for carers to develop and deliver services that make a positive difference to their lives. A value based organisation, our mission is to ensure that carers in Lanarkshire are identified, well informed, involved, supported and empowered.
We deliver information, advice and direct support services that enable unpaid carers to continue to care, whilst maintaining their own health and wellbeing. Thanks to Carers Trust ‘Making Carers Count’ programme we have been successful in funding a new 2 year LGBTQ+ Carer Project.
For this project we are recruiting a full time LGBTQ+ Carer Services Coordinator. This specialist role will support Lanarkshire Carers to deliver an inclusive service to carers belonging to LGBTQ+ communities. This role requires personal understanding and broad experience of LGBTQ+ carer issues and a strong commitment and desire for learning, development, and continual improvement of our approach to under-represented carers as a whole. The LGBTQ+ Coordinator will inform positive changes to practice, communication, and service offer. The specific area of work will be to support carers from the LGBTQ+ community, undertake LBGTQ+ research, engagement and collaboration effectively.
This project aims to ensure that carers from this under-represented group are identified and their barriers addressed so that they are engaged, informed, involved, supported and empowered to manage and sustain caring roles. This project management position will ensure LGBTQ+ carers are aware of their rights and are recognised and valued as equal partners in care.
Working closely with communities and partner organisations, the LGBTQ+ Carer Services Coordinator will inform and identify specific barriers and issues that affect carers from this underrepresented group. Lanarkshire Carers is an organisation where you will be supported, valued and well rewarded. Post holders will be based between our centres in Hamilton and Airdrie, and localities throughout Lanarkshire. Working from home/hybrid working may also be required.
All staff work on an outreach basis in community, health and social care venues across Lanarkshire.
Closing Date 19 January 2022 at 4.30pm
Interviews will be held in our head office in Hamilton or on teams between 27 and 28 January 2022.
All applicants must be available on this date.
All interviewees will be required to adhere to current covid guidelines to ensure safety in the workplace.
A Guidance checklist will be given following confirmation.
Please visit our website lanarkshirecarers.org.uk for more information about Lanarkshire Carers where you will also find our annual report for 2020/21. This provides a good overview of our work and job roles. Our staff team, many of whom are carers themselves, are committed to making caring a positive experience. Our Board of Governors are committed to making Lanarkshire Carers a great place to work. Lanarkshire Carers works flexibly and is a carer positive employer. A workplace pension scheme is available along with group life and critical illness cover and benefits. Equality of Opportunity in Employment Lanarkshire Carers is an Equal Opportunities employer and all applicants for posts receive equal treatment irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religion, sexuality, and age. In addition to this vacancy, Lanarkshire Carers also has a number of volunteer roles. Please contact us on 01698 428090/01236 755550 for further information