Engagement Coordinator

Warwickshire Young Carers

About Us

Warwickshire Young Carers is here to help improve the lives of Young Carers across Warwickshire by offering free and confidential support.

We work with young carers from the age of 6 upwards and aim to help make a difference to their lives by encouraging them to take time out to relax, take a break and to realise their own dreams.

We don’t have all the answers, but we will try to find them for any Young Carers who come to us for help or support.

Warwickshire Young Carers is an independent local charity that tailors the help, support and advice we offer to the individual needs of each Young Carer.

Are you passionate about raising awareness to support Young Carers through engagement and wider community participation?

As an Engagement Coordinator you will work countywide to raise awareness of the situation of Young Carers with other professionals and the wider community creating opportunities for Young Carers, having their voices heard and engaging with parents and families empowering them to positively navigate often complex needs and thereby improve outcomes for their Young Carers.

You will proactively engage with and build effective on-going working relationships with partners to ensure Warwickshire Young Carers is actively promoted, providing and creating resources and materials to promote the service, engage potential partners and to support Young Carers and families when they most need support.

You will be required to use your excellent organisational skills to effectively support the planning, coordination and delivery and day to day running of trips and activities, creating engaging and fun activities for Young Carers to participate in. You will also be responsible for supporting the Young Carers and Young Adult Carers in accessing the activities (online and face to face)

You will embed a robust Young Carer led ethos and practice in all activities of Warwickshire Young Carers, develop mechanisms and use various contacts and approaches to reach and offer support to ‘hidden Young Carers’ who may be unaware of services available.

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a supportive, creative and proactive team, servicing families with complex needs whilst supporting the welfare and safeguarding of Young Carers. If you’re a lateral thinker who can work flexibly and welcomes a challenge, we’d like to hear from you.

If you would like to make a difference in the lives of Young Carers and their families across Warwickshire, please apply!

For more information about key requirements, skills and experience please see the attached job description / person specification.

To apply for this vacancy please download the application form, complete it and email it to recruit@warwickshireyoungcarers.org.uk

Please note, CV’s should not be submitted.

You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application.

Additional Information

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

18-month contract (with potential for extension, subject to funding)

For further information about the role, please email recruit@warwickshireyoungcarers.org.uk or call Latoyha on 01926 963940 

Closing Date: 30th January 2024

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