Community Engagement Officer at Swindon Carers Centre
Swindon Carers Centre provides advice, information, and support to unpaid carers aged 5+ who look after a family member or friend who due to age, physical or mental illness, addiction or disability and cannot manage on their own.
We are a seeking a passionate, effective, and committed individual to become part of our friendly and professional team.
Community Engagement Officer
37 hours per week, Fixed Term Contract until March 2024, £28,000 (FTE)
This is a fantastic opportunity to join our community driven team at Swindon Carers Centre. The Community Engagement Officer will lead on a key project to significantly increase our engaging of Asian unpaid carers of all ages in Swindon. The role focuses on reaching Asian communities in particular as this is the least well represented ethnic minority group currently reached by SCC.
This project is part of a larger national programme called Making Carers Count led by the Carers Trust network.
Closing Date: Tuesday 16th November (11pm)
For an informal discussion regarding this role, please email Ann Giles at firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details or call her on 01793 975314.
To be considered for this position, you are required to complete the application form (you can complete the online application form on our website or download the form) and outline how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification.
Swindon Carers Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An advanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for this post.
We adhere to a policy promoting equality of opportunity. No CV’s. No agencies.
Many of our staff work flexibly in different ways. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need. If you are an unpaid carer, we can discuss how we can help you to balance work and your caring role. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.
Swindon Carers Centre will retain all unsuccessful applications for 12 months after the date of interview and may contact you during this time regarding future job opportunities. All applications will be destroyed following the 12-month period.
All information for applicants is on our website:
Swindon Carers Centre
Employee Entitlements and Benefits
All staff are entitled to 25 days paid leave (pro-rata for the first year of service and for part-time staff), rising by 2 working days after 5 years continuous service to 27 days (pro-rata for part-time staff) and by a further 3 days after 10 years continuous service to 30 days (pro-rata for part-time staff).
Swindon Carers Centre offers employees the opportunity to work flexibly, with a mixture of working from our office location and from your home address.
Birthday Day Off
All staff are offered a fully paid day off for their birthday.
Subsidised Parking (limited availability)
Swindon Carers Centre offer subsidised parking for all employees (subject to availability) at Fleming Way car park.
All staff have access to free refreshments in the office including tea, coffee, and dispenser water.
Emotional Support Helpline
Swindon Carers Centre offers all staff and their immediate family members (providing they live with the staff member and are over the age of 18) access to a free and confidential counselling service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Swindon Carers Centre continuously supports our staff and their wellbeing. We have many policies and procedures in place to help us support everyone is the best way possible. All staff have regular supervisions and annual appraisals to support with workload and wellbeing. We always strive to do the best we can and have a Wellbeing Programme to offer further support.
Health and Fitness
All staff have access to discounted membership rates at selected gyms in Swindon.
This post is funded by Carers Trust’s Making Carers Count programme, which is supported by the Covid-19 Support Fund