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  • Lead Scotland - Befriending Coordinator, Fife Carers

    Created: 18/05/2023
    News/Events Category: Job Vacancies


    Organisation: Lead Scotland
    Role:
     Befriending Coordinator, Fife Carers
    Location: Home-based in Fife
    Contract: Fixed-term initially for 12 months. This post is funded by a recurring annual grant, subject to meeting funder objectives.
    Salary: £24,381 per annum, plus expenses and pension contributions
    Holidays: 25 days annual leave plus 12 public holidays per annum
    Hours: 35 per week (flexible working)
    Closing Date: 29 May 2023 (12:00)
    Interviews: Week commencing 29 May 2023

     

    About the role

    The Befriending Coordinator will promote and deliver Lead’s Fife Young Carers project and to provide additional support to its adult carers project. This is a befriending service for socially isolated carers who need a break from their caring responsibilities. You will recruit, support, and match a network of volunteer befrienders one-to-one with young carers. You will also liaise with a range of organisations, particularly Fife Young Carers.

    This post is home-based in Fife and involves regulated work for which a satisfactory PVG will be required. Lead Scotland has a Recruiting People with Convictions Policy.

    About you

    You must enjoy working with both young people and adults, be enthusiastic, have a flexible and creative approach to problem-solving, have very good digital skills, and be an effective networker, self-starter, and team worker. Experience in training volunteers and supporting young people (12 to 18 years of age) in the above context would be an advantage.

    Applications from disabled people
    Lead has Disability Confident status, and encourages applications from disabled people. All disabled people meeting the minimum requirements will get a guaranteed interview. Information about Lead's commitment to recruit disabled people is available on its website. If you would like to be considered under this scheme, please indicate this in the online form. This will in no way disadvantage you in the recruitment process. All job application information can be made in alternative formats on request including braille, large print and audio, and people can make applications in alternative formats.

    Recruitment paperwork is kept for six months before it is destroyed. Please complete the anonymous equal opportunities form to help us ensure they are attracting a broad range of candidates.

    How to apply

    1. Answer the questions in this online form. This will help them assess your approach and transferable skills for this specific role and replaces a cover letter; AND
    2. Email your CV to [email protected].

    Full job description | Additional information

    Lead Scotland is a charity that provides learning, befriending and helpline services for disabled people and carers and is a registered Scottish charity (SC003949).




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