Carers in Hertfordshire is a well-respected, independent, carer-led charity, established in 1995. The charity works to ensure that all Hertfordshire's unpaid family carers are recognised, valued and supported in their caring role and have the opportunity for a life outside caring and can exercise a collective voice in the county. We support adult carers and young carers and provide information and support. We also arrange a variety of ways for carers to work closely and collaboratively with professional staff in a wide range of voluntary and statutory organisations to link our services and help those organisations to develop a carer friendly focus. 3 in 5 people will be an unpaid carer at some point in their life and 1 in 3 carers will have to give up work to meet the demands of caring. Although this unpaid care saves the NHS billions of pounds a year, it comes at a cost to the unpaid family carer - physically, emotionally and financially.

Carers in Hertfordshire has joined forces with Crossroads Care Hertfordshire South. We see this as a great opportunity for the future and plans for integration of services are well underway.

Logo to show we are a Living Wage EmployerWe are pleased to be an accredited Living Wage Employer. This means that every member of staff in our organisation earns not just the minimum wage but the Living Wage.
The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, based on the cost living in the UK. It is currently £8.45 per hour for outside London.
We believe that every member of staff deserves a Living Wage. You can find out more about the Living Wage by visiting www.livingwage.org.uk

Vacancies:

We have vacancies for a Fundraiser and also for Care Support Workers in our Crossroads Care Service. The Application Packs for the posts are available for downloading below and includes: an Application Form, Recruitment Monitoring Form and a Job Description and Person Specification. You can also find some background information about Carers in Hertfordshire below.

If you have any questions please contact 01992 58 69 69.

Fundraiser

(Full-time role 37 hours temporary role for six months. Salary is £26,116 - £28,663 per annum pro-rata).

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Fundraiser to join us on a fixed term contract basis for a period of six months.

The successful candidate will work with the Management Team and as part of the Fundraising Team to develop and implement a £250,000 a year fundraising strategy, growing income from the current 15% target to at least 20% of our income.

This post will work across a broad portfolio of fundraising. The post holder will be expected to manage a programme of work including organising and supporting community fundraising events, working with local donors such as for Charity of the Year partnerships, and coordinating and writing applications to grant-making trusts. The post holder will also be responsible for proactively recruiting and raising income with fundraising volunteers and charity partners.

We are looking for a self-motivated and tenacious individual, who has a demonstrable record of raising income and profile at a local level; who has a passion for building quality long term relationships with a variety of different types of donor, and someone who can effectively manage and support our valued fundraising volunteers.

A good standard of IT Skills is required, including use of databases, MS office and the internet. The role will require travel across Hertfordshire, so you will need the ability to travel independently, have access to a car and have a full valid driving license.

This is an exciting time to join us as we develop a new Fundraising Strategy in order to grow our fundraised income and development new income streams.

Closes: Wednesday 21st February 2018

Interview: Thursday 8th March 2018

 

Our Crossroads Care Service is also currently looking for Care Support Workers – Flexible regular hours available Monday to Sunday. The salary depends on the days, hours and times worked.
We are currently seeking dedicated experience Care Support Workers to join our team, helping people in their own homes. Applicants need to have a full driving licence and use a car. Good written and verbal communication skills are also required and an ability to complete simple records.

Care Support Workers attend the home/place of residence of the person requiring care to perform duties as specified in their care plan. For those providing personal (domilicilary) care duties may include include helping with dressing and undressing and eating and light domestic tasks such as preparing meals and washing up.

We offer excellent pay and conditions and there are opportunities for personal development. You can find out more and apply via the Care Support Worker pack available to download below or at http://www.hertfordshirecrossroads-south.org.uk/index.php?node=vacancies 

Volunteering:

We we welcome enquiries from people who wish to share their knowledge, skills and time as a volunteer. We have a great range of volunteer opportunities, check here for the latest vacancies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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