Join the Edinburgh Young Carers (EYC) Team

Edinburgh Young Carers Service is a voluntary organisation working with and on behalf of young carers throughout Edinburgh with a strong commitment to the rights of children and young people.

Young Carer Development Worker 

Starting salary: £25,507 
Contract: Permanent, Full-time
Closing day:
Sunday, 23 February 2020
Interview date:
Monday, 2 March 2020

Edinburgh Young Carers is seeking a suitably experienced and qualified applicant to join the service in developing and providing high quality support to young carers in Edinburgh between the ages of 5 and 25 years.

The post-holder will work alongside colleagues to raise awareness of young carers and their support needs, identify hidden young carers, and develop and provide support plans to ensure that young carers identified personal outcomes are being met, in accordance with the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.

The candidate will need to be suitably qualified and experienced in working with children and young people, with at least three years proven experience in a role including individual and group work.

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Development Worker 

Starting salary: £25,507 pro-rata
Contract: Permanent, Part-time (21 Hours)
Closing day: 
Sunday, 23 February 2020
Interview date: 
Monday, 2 March 2020

Edinburgh Young Carers is seeking a suitably experienced and qualified applicant to join its Drug and Alcohol Project in developing and providing high quality support to young carers in Edinburgh between the ages of 5 and 25 years, who care for someone with problematic drug and/or alcohol use.

The postholder will work alongside colleagues to increase the Project’s effectiveness, identify hidden young carers, develop and provide support and increase our knowledge and understanding of the needs of young carers who are caring for someone with problematic drug and/or alcohol use.

The candidate will be expected to have proven experience of working with children and young people and working with people affected by drug and alcohol difficulties, with a sound understanding of Child Protection issues and relevant qualifications. We seek experienced professionals committed to improving the lives of young carers.

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Schools Awareness Project Manager

Starting salary: £25,507
Contract: Permanent, Full-time 
Closing day: Sunday, 23 February 2020
Interview date: Thursday, 5 March 2020

Edinburgh Young Carers is seeking a suitably experienced applicant to join our team in developing and providing high quality support to young carers in Edinburgh as a Project Manager for our Schools Awareness Raising Project.

The purpose of the role is to manage an awareness-raising project in schools and Higher Education / Further Education establishments across Edinburgh, with the aim to develop whole-school, sustainable approaches in the identification of, and support to, young carers.

The postholder will be expected to work directly with a variety of schools in Edinburgh, which will include delivering presentations and workshops to both pupils and teaching staff, as well as forming partnerships with healthcare, social care and other voluntary sector professionals.

We would expect applicants to have experience of managing, monitoring and evaluating a project, and proven experience of partnership working with education colleagues. We seek experienced professionals committed to improving the lives of young carers.

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Board of Directors – Vacancy

The Board meets regularly (generally every six weeks on a Monday evening from 5.30- 7.30pm). There are times when you will be asked for extra commitment for specific projects; agreed through negotiation. At present, the Board has two sub-committees; one focusing on quality and the other on finance matters. On average, the applicant can expect to spend between 1-2 days per month on EYC issues (including attendance at Board meetings).

As with all our Board roles, this is a voluntary position. All reasonable expenses incurred in carrying out the tasks of a Board member (including travel) will be reimbursed. We will provide full training for the role including a supportive induction as well as the opportunity to attend a Board meeting prior to appointment.

This is an excellent and rewarding opportunity for an individual with the right mix of experience and passion, who is looking for a meaningful way to help improve the lives of young carers across Edinburgh.

Currently, our Board has members with a range of skills and backgrounds including: social work; I.T.; business and corporate; finance; the charitable and public sectors and child protection. The Board works well together with members supporting each other as well as employed staff and the senior management team.

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