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Senior Carer Support Worker (Edinburgh)

  • Part time
  • £30,100 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd December 2019

  • Advertised from 7th November 2019
  • 34 hours per week (including occasional evening and weekend work)
  • VOCAL will match up to 6% pension contribution. 28 days paid leave plus public holidays (pro rata).


VOCAL is seeking a dynamic, well organised and experienced professional to undertake an exciting and fast paced role in delivering and managing carer support in Edinburgh. Applicants will evidence excellent people, leadership and communication skills, with experience in staff management, casework and person-centred support work, including experience of arranging or brokering support. In addition, applicants should be able to demonstrate up to date knowledge of the health and social care system, including key policies and practices affecting carers.

VOCAL is the leading carer organisation in Edinburgh and Midlothian. The successful candidate will contribute to the effective running of carer support across Edinburgh, managing a small team of carer support workers and volunteers. Applicants will evidence an excellent 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 should be digitally competent and effective communicators with individuals, carer groups and partner agencies.

Application notes

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

We welcome applications from under-represented minority groups.

Closing date: Tuesday, 3rd December 2019

Interviews: Monday, 16th December 2019