Working for Carers- Employment Personal Advisor

What is Working for Carers?

Working for Carers supports unpaid carers and former carers in London, who are aged 25 or over, to move closer to employment. Carers can access free support, which is tailored to meet individual needs. This may include:

  • One-to-one meetings with a dedicated Employment Personal Advisor.
  • Group activities and training workshops.
  • Help with job searching.
  • Support with CVs, job applications and interview techniques.
  • Access to employment, volunteering, and training opportunities. 

The Working for Carers project is the employment project specifically designed to help and support unpaid carers. All support is currently being delivered by telephone or videoconferencing. Face-to-face activities may be available in the future, delivered in local areas.

Who are Redbridge Carers Support Service?

Redbridge Carers Support Service (RCSS) is a dynamic, Queen’s Award-winning charity providing services and support to unpaid carers in the borough. Established since 1994 we work with carers to give them a strong voice and opportunities to live a life alongside caring. Our mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of unpaid carers in the diverse communities of Redbridge by providing them with a range of services, support, and recognition. RCSS is one of four lead hubs that work in partnership with other carer network partners to deliver the Working for Carers project, London wide. RCSS has a skilled and diverse workforce and a strong and committed management team and Board.

Key responsibilities of the post

As part of the Redbridge Hub, Employment Personal Advisors will be required to deliver the Working for Carers employment support project across 8 London Boroughs - Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Hackney, Greenwich, Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets and Newham.

Of the 8 London Boroughs, however, the Redbridge Hub is currently focused and targeting intensive support to carers in Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Newham, and Hackney.  This will consist of a range of interventions, delivered both in-person and online, tailored to meet the needs of each participant.

Employment Personal Advisors will be required to effectively work with the internal hub (Redbridge) project and wider Working for Carers programme team to support carers across the region to move towards and realise their employment goals.

Employment Personal Advisors will be required to work closely with local stakeholders and be responsible for managing a caseload of participants and facilitating their journey through the project. Employment Personal Advisors will carry out holistic personalised assessments and provide good signposting options for participants that require additional support outside of employability options. 

Employment Personal Advisors will be required to play a full part as a Redbridge Carers Support Service team member including team meetings, supervision, working as a part of the team and adhering to the organisation’s policies and procedures.

How to apply

Please send a Cover Letter that addresses the Person Specification attached, along with your CV to [email protected] by midnight 14th October 2021.

Applicants who fail to address the Person Spec or who send CV's only, will not be contacted and will not be shortlisted for an interview. Interviews may be held online, via the Zoom platform.

For further information, please contact 0208 514 6251.

Please see attached document for full Person Specification 

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