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Carer Short Breaks Facilitator (Edinburgh)

  • Part time
  • £27,179 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh Carers Hub, 60 Leith Walk
  • Closing 10th November 2020

  • Advertised from 23rd October 2020
  • 25 hours per week. SCP 48, £14.48 per hour


VOCAL - Voice of Carers Across Lothian is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced facilitator to join the Edinburgh Carer Support Team to strengthen and deliver short break experiences for carers. The postholder will design and deliver a range of short breaks and coordinate arrangements for short breaks funding. They will support VOCAL to secure funding and report to funders.

They will work with carers to encourage uptake of short breaks provision, prepare them for breaks and undertake evaluations. They will carry a small caseload and provide information sessions to help carers identify and prepare for short breaks.

The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of health and social care provision in Scotland, including key legislation and policy affecting carers. They will have an understanding of the diverse range of caring situations, the impact of caring on peoples’ lives and barriers carers face at different points of the caring journey

Applicants will evidence excellent people, casework and communication skills. 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 putting ‘Short Breaks Facilitator’ in the subject heading, 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 10th November 2020, 5pm