Position: Young Carers Outreach Co-ordinator Location: Harwell/Didcot (hybrid opportunities available) Salary: up to £25,000 basic salary Hours: Monday – Friday (37.5 hours per week – with occasional evening/weekend work) Experience: Charity, Youth Work, Young People, Young Carers, Events, Support
Thompson & Terry Recruitment are working with Be Free Young Carers, a UK registered young carers charity who support young carers aged 8-17 years old across Oxfordshire, who are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and passionate Young Carers Outreach Co-ordinator to join their team!
As a Young Carers Outreach Co-ordinator at Be Free Young Carers, your role would be focused on organising, promoting and leading activities for groups of young carers and also providing 1-1 support whilst contributing towards raising awareness for what is happening right here in the local community. This role will also include communication with other local agencies, schools and families, compliance with government policies, recording casework files and attending regular training too so whilst the successful candidate should live and breathe enthusiasm and fun, you should also have the ability to hold difficult conversations and communicate sensibly.
As the charity’s sole focus is supporting but also improving the lives of young carers, it is absolutely essential that the successful candidate has a passion for making a difference to the local community and is really excited by the opportunity to make a difference.
The successful candidate should have experience working with groups of young people, a genuine passion for making a difference and the ability to gain trust from vulnerable individuals but also promote positivity and enthusiasm.
Be Free Young Carers is the only specialist organisation supporting young carers in Oxfordshire and receives no statutory funding. Based in Didcot, they have been supporting young carers aged 8 to 17 years across South Oxfordshire, The Vale of White Horse and Oxford City for the past 29 years through their emotional and practical advice giving.
Be Free Young Carers are completely socially driven and the whole team lives by a set of strong core values so it is important the successful candidate aligns completely with this.
Alongside an incredibly rewarding job, the successful candidate will also enjoy a generous annual leave package (28 days + bank holidays and your birthday off!) with genuine career progression opportunities, alongside the opportunity to see the effects of your work first-hand.
Experience working with groups of young people is essential
The confidence to build relationships and good overall communication skills
A strong level of English (both written and verbal)
Qualifications in youth work/social work would be preferred but not required
A really confident, friendly, positive and outgoing personality
Thompson & Terry Ltd, trading as Thompson & Terry Recruitment (thompsonandterry.co.uk), are an Abingdon based recruitment agency specialising in placing candidates into jobs in Oxford and across Oxfordshire. We typically source candidates into Office Administration Jobs, Sales Jobs and Marketing Jobs. No terminology used in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of any of the protected characteristics.
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