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 several vacancies at the moment in the following roles: Care Support Workers with our Crossroads Care Service, a Trusts and Charities Fundraiser and an Admiral Nurse. There is more information about the roles and application packs in the download section below. The pack contains an application form, recruitment monitoring form, 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.

 

Trusts and Charities Fundraiser

Full or part-time (27-37 hours a week). Salary £29,893 for 37 hours a week.

We are seeking to recruit a Trusts and Charities fundraiser who will specialise in drafting and submitting applications to relevant trusts, charities, charitable foundations and family trusts.
We are seeking an enthusiastic, positive and forward-thinking fundraiser, experienced in dealing with Trusts and larger stakeholders.

 

Admiral Nurse

Full-time (37 hours a week).

Admiral Nurses Salary NHS band 6 - £26,565 - £35,577 pa

Carers in Hertfordshire is working in partnership with Dementia UK to provide the specialist dementia support that families need through the establishment of an Admiral Nurse Service across Hertfordshire.

Are you a nurse? Passionate about dementia care?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for experienced, registered nurses to play an instrumental role in developing a new service in Hertfordshire to meet the multiple, and often complex, needs of families affected by dementia.

Employed by Carers in Hertfordshire, the new post is delivered in partnership with Dementia UK, who will support you to maintain and strengthen your clinical expertise as a specialist nurse through monthly clinical supervision and practice and professional development. You’ll become part of a network of Admiral Nurses, and will have the opportunity to access relevant post-graduate courses and develop professionally, informed by the Admiral Nurse Competency Framework.

The post is supported and part-funded by Hertfordshire County Council, Herts Valley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), East North Herts CCG, Carers in Hertfordshire and Dementia UK.

The main purpose of the Admiral Nurse role is to provide specialist dementia nursing expertise and support to those affected by dementia, with a specific focus on family carers/ supporters who experience difficulties within Hertfordshire.

This is an exciting role and a good career development opportunity in dementia care. The Admiral Nurse role is initially offered on a full-time basis, however we would consider requests for part-time working.

If you consider that you have the skills and abilities to deliver specialist dementia support as an Admiral Nurse please contact Lesley Potter, Admiral Nurse Clinical Lead on 01992 58 69 69 or email


You can learn more about the roles on the Dementia UK website: www.dementiauk.org/how-we-help/admiral-nursing

Applicants should be Registered Nurses (RMN/RGN/RNLD) with formal knowledge of and also experience of dementia/older people with mental health needs.

Deadline: 7th September 2017

 

Our Crossroads Care Service is currently looking for Care Support Workers – Flexible regular hours available Monday to Sunday.
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.
We offer excellent pay and conditions and there are opportunities for personal development. You can find out more and apply 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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