This vacancy has now closed

Carer Engagement Officer

  • Part time
  • £24,729 – £27,183 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th September 2020

  • Advertised from 1st September 2020
  • 28 hours per week


VOCAL – Voice of Carers Across Lothian - is seeking a Carer Engagement Officer to help establish a new service to support carer engagement within mental health services across Edinburgh. This exciting new post offers an interesting and varied role for an experienced worker skilled in participatory and engagement practices.

The purpose of the project will be

  • to develop methodologies to effectively engage carers in service design, delivery and review, enabling them to contribute their views on mental health provision in a way that works for them.
  • to work with practitioners at VOCAL and mental health providers to devise and develop a diverse range of participatory activities that enable active involvement of carers of people with mental health conditions.

The role will involve project coordination, volunteer management and evaluation skills. The post is funded through the Thrive collaborative, initially for five years with possible extension thereafter.

Applicants will evidence excellent people, leadership and communication skills, with experience in volunteer management, service development and person-centred support work. They will also demonstrate considerable knowledge of health and social care services, policy and structures.

Applicants will be digitally competent and effective communicators with individuals, carer groups and partner agencies.

Application notes

Download the person specification / job description, also available at Complete the application form and equal opportunities form and return to, or by post to Lead Officer Carer Support (Edinburgh), c/o VOCAL Edinburgh, 60 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5HB.

We welcome applications from under-represented minority groups.

Closing date: Tuesday 29 September 2020, 5pm