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


We have vacancies for an Interim Chief Executive Officer for maternity cover, an Administrator and also for Care Support Workers in our Crossroads Care Service. The Application Packs for the posts are available for downloading  in the download area at the bottom of the page. The pack and includes: an Application Form with Recruitment Monitoring Form and a Job Description and Person Specification. You can also find some background information about Carers in Hertfordshire in the download area.

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

Chief Executive Officer (Maternity Cover)

Salary £competitive

This post is for a 10 -12 month fixed term contract (maternity cover) from August 2018. This is a full-time post (37 hours a week), but consideration will be given for part-time or flexible working proposals.

We are looking for someone who is an experienced leader with a thorough understanding of carers’ issues. The CEO will have a genuine commitment to and sympathy with, Carers in Hertfordshire’s objectives, maintaining its ethos and providing vision. The charity currently has over 28,000 carers registered who are supported through a range of services.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Leadership, management and organisational skills, including fairness and impartiality and openness to new ideas and methods.
  • The ability to work closely with Trustees, managers and staff, building positive working relationships in a constructive and consultative environment. You should be able to ensure people feel valued members of the team and be able to resolve performance issues in a respectful way.
  • The ability to influence stakeholders and other care organisations positively, in order to achieve results that are in the best interest of Carers in Hertfordshire in the fulfilment of its strategic aims.

Due to the nature of the role you must be able to travel independently across Hertfordshire and have a valid driving licence and access to a roadworthy vehicle suitably insured for business purposes. Mileage allowance is payable in accordance with Carers in Hertfordshire policy.

If you would like to discuss the post informally and confidentially, please contact Laura on 01992 58 69 69.

Closes: Thursday 28th June 2018 at 5pm

Interviews: Friday 6th July 2018


Administrator (incorporating support for the Fundraising Team and Communications and Marketing Officer)

Salary is £17,833 - £19,552 per annum (37 hours a week)

We are looking for a reliable and committed person to join our Administration team of five staff at our Head Office in Hertford. The successful candidate will provide a friendly and efficient first point of contact for all carers enquiring about services provided by Carers in Hertfordshire. They will also work with the Fundraising Team and the Communications & Marketing Officer to provide administrative support.

A good standard of IT skills is required, including use of databases, Microsoft Office and the internet. The ideal person will be a good team player, able to work independently and have the ability to multi-task.

Experience of working in an administrative role, a good telephone manner and excellent customer service skills are essential.

Closes: Extended until Friday 22nd June 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 


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