Young Carers Worker Vacancy

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Young Carers Worker
16 hours per week

Hourly rate: Negotiable, subject to qualifications and experience, from National Living Wage (£7.83 age 25+) / National Minimum Wage (£7.38 age 21-24) up to a maximum of £10.50.
For Job Description and Person Specification, email: admin@connectsandco.co.uk

Connects is a small charity supporting Young Carers in the Norwich and Dereham areas, with an office base in Catton Grove. An opportunity has arisen to take on a fourth worker on a part time basis (maximum of 16 hours per week).

Applicants must be at least 21 and have:

  • General education to GCSE standard, including English and Maths grade C / grade 5 or above and
  • NVQ Level 2 in Youth Work or relevant equivalent; applicants not yet possessing a qualification at this level but willing and eligible to undertake the next available training course will be considered.

Other relevant but higher vocational / professional qualifications welcomed.

A full driving licence and use of a car are essential.

Management will be provided by the Project Manager and supervision by her or the Chair of trustees, as appropriate.

Applications should be in the form of a typed CV (curriculum vitae) setting out:

  • the applicant’s education, training and employment to date, with qualifications;
  • their interest in working with Young Carers and motivation for applying;
  • a self assessment of the applicant’s character, temperament and interests;
  • full address, with post code, contact telephone number and email address.

The application must be signed and dated.

Two references must be provided.  Appointment is subject to a satisfactory DBS (safeguarding) check.

The closing date for applications is 1st November 2018.  Applications should be sent in a securely sealed envelope marked ‘confidential’ to The Chair of trustees – Connects & Co Executive Committee, PO Box 3346, Norwich NR7 7GJ.