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Young Carers Worker

  • Part time
  • £16,350 pro-rata
  • Irvine
  • Closing 18th October 2019

  • Advertised from 19th September 2019


Unity is looking for a young carers worker in their North Ayrshire carers centre. You will be a vital member of the team working directly with the young people of North Ayrshire. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with the right values to join our service assisting and supporting young carers to achieve better lives.

You will have an SVQ Level 3 Health & Social Care qualification, although consideration may be given to exceptional candidates who are not qualified to that level. It would be advantageous if you had been working with young people before this.

The post would be a 14-hour working week 2 days per week with occasional weekend working.

Typical shift pattern would be 9am – 4pm but late working is required when facilitating young carers group.

You would have to facilitate young carers peer support groups 2 or 3 evenings per week during term time. These groups would be educational and also some fun for the young people.

You would also have to go into local schools and carry out presentation to large school assembles raising awareness in all North Ayrshire schools the plight of the young carers.

We offer you excellent learning and development opportunities, competitive annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, life assurance cover. Car user would be beneficial with excellent mileage rate paid.

Organisational Profile

We are Unity (formerly Unity Enterprise). We are a Scottish Charity and Social Enterprise founded in 1989. Over the years we have provided a variety of support services to people who are vulnerable, disadvantaged or a risk of exclusion across the West of Scotland. We believe in fair and inclusive communities where everyone is valued and has opportunities to fulfil their potential. This takes many forms and we are always looking for new ways to support our fellow citizens and widen our impact.

Application notes

Please complete application form and send to or Chris Speedwell, North Ayrshire Carers Centre, 174 High Street, Irvine, KA12 8AN.

Closing Date: Friday 18th October 2019

Unity aims to promote equality of opportunity in service delivery as well as in employment practice. To achieve this, we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.