Young Carers Information and Advice Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,722
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th February 2023


  • Advertised from 12th January 2023
  • 35 hours per week. 1 Year Contract.
  • Flexible/hybrid working, pension and benefits

Role

Edinburgh Young Carers is seeking a suitably experienced and qualified applicant to join the service in developing and providing high quality support to young and young adult carers in Edinburgh between the ages of 5 and 25 years.

Piloting our new ‘EYC Membership’ Information and Advice Service, designed for young and young adult carers who do not need our full service support but still require limited support, the post-holder will provide young and young adult carers with information, advice and materials to support them in their caring situation, using a person-centred approach. They will assess the individual needs of young people in our EYC Membership base, maintain community provision and support service maps, produce regular communications across a variety of media, maintain our website, facilitate support materials and plan and host events, whilst providing a direct line of communication to young carers and their families.

The post-holder will work alongside colleagues to raise awareness of young carers and their needs with other organisations and ensure young carers’ voices are heard, helping to shape the development of our service and promote Young Carers’ Rights.

The candidate will need to be suitably qualified and experienced in working with children and young people, with at least three years proven experience in a relevant role and strong administrative skills.

Organisation Profile:

Edinburgh Young Carers Service is a voluntary organisation working with and on behalf of young carers throughout Edinburgh. We are one of the largest and most well established independent young carers organisations in Scotland. We have a strong commitment to the rights of children and young people.

Application notes

Closing date: Sunday 5th February 2023

Interview date: Thursday 23rd February 2023

For further details and an application pack, please visit our website: youngcarers.org.uk/get-involved/vacancies

Or contact: info@youngcarers.org.uk Tel: 0131 475 2322


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