Carers Trust Scotland
Carers Trust Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC042870

Carers Trust Scotland is the largest provider of comprehensive carers support services in Scotland. We reach around 30,000 adult carers and 2,400 young carers from all groups and communities, through a unique network of independent carers centres and young carers services throughout Scotland. We work with these centres to improve support, services and recognition for carers in communities across Scotland.

Current vacancies

Top job! Programme Lead (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £45,300
  • Hybrid working anchored at our Glasgow office with some travel across Scotland and the rest of the UK.
  • Closing 11th October 2023

The Programme Lead for Scotland will be an entrepreneurial, driven and creative leader responsible for building partnerships with our Network of local carer organisations and external agencies across the private, public and third sector to devise and deliver innovative solutions to the challenges faced by unpaid carers and local carer organisations. We want to generate and facilitate local solutions to the big challenges face by Scotland’s unpaid carers.

This new post for Scotland will be responsible for the development and delivery of key national programmes from ideation to completion. The post holder will be working with colleagues from across the UK to identify and secure funding from a diverse range of sources-including grants and corporates- to develop, deliver and scale our programmes. This role has a cross-nations focus and will require a dynamic leader who is confident working in a connected way across UK teams.

Working with the Director for Scotland and colleagues across Carers Trust, they will lead and line manage a small staff team to deliver ambitiously against programme objectives, creating a supportive team culture that promotes creativity, innovation and autonomy.

This pivotal role will be responsible for creating a brave and exciting approach to developing partnerships and programmes that deliver real impact for unpaid carers and support the reach and impact of our network of local carer organisations.

We welcome applications from candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, including those with experience of caring.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Director of Scotland

  • Full time
  • £69,804
  • Hybrid (Remote working & Carers Trust Glasgow office)
  • Closing 21st November 2022

The Director for Scotland is a key role at Carers Trust, leading our work across Scotland to ensure we deliver for unpaid carers and for local carer organisations. The postholder will have responsibility for taking forward and implementing our Scotland strategy, as part of our broader UK strategy ‘Building a Caring Society’. They will show visible leadership in relation to staff, funders and donors, partners and with the Scottish Government. They will be as comfortable in conversations about programme development and delivery, as they are with representing the organisation externally. We are looking for someone entrepreneurial, full of ideas and able to drive Carers Trust Scotland to achieve greater impact, whether with policymakers, grants or programmatic delivery.

What we are looking for

• Someone with significant leadership experience, likely to have been gained working with the voluntary and/or public sector

• Experience of engaging effectively with the Scottish Government, with a track record of work that has influenced public policy and practice in the Scottish context

• A sound grasp of programme development and delivery, able to ensure that we deliver evidence-based support for unpaid carers

• The ability to operate effectively in a multi-stakeholder environment, able to help lead and support a network of partner organisations

• An understanding and/or empathy of the challenges faced by unpaid carers, local carer organisations and of the wider health and social care context of our work

• A corporate team player, able to play a significant role within the UK organisation.

This vacancy has now closed

Research and Influencing Officer (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £31,863
  • Glasgow, Scotland Office (hybrid working considered)
  • Closing 4th April 2022

Carers Trust Scotland is part of Carers Trust, a major charity for, with and about carers. We work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.

With locally based Network Partners we are able to support carers in the community with information, advice, emotional support, hands-on practical help and access to much-needed breaks. We offer specialist services for carers of people of all ages and conditions and a range of individually tailored support and group activities.

We are currently looking for a Research and Influencing Officer (Scotland). The scope and main duties for this role include:

  • Design, deliver and analyse in-depth research using a mixture of quantitative and qualitative research methods focussing on the experience unique to older adult unpaid carers.
  • Responsibility for collating and analysing relevant data that impacts unpaid carers in Scotland, such as Census and Scottish Health Survey etc and providing data reports.
  • To identify evolving issues and needs of unpaid carers in Scotland through research and policy analysis.
  • Produce comprehensive, original, and accessible research reports with key and clear recommendations, with a focus on social policy progression for unpaid carers and carer services in Scotland.
  • Engage unpaid carers, carer services and policymakers in research and activities to give voice to the lived experience of unpaid carers and carer services in Scotland.
  • Deliver Learning and Sharing research events that target key stakeholders and decision-makers.
  • Work with colleagues to plan and manage all media opportunities for promoting research and events.
  • Have an active role in assisting with communications in Scotland such as social media, website content and press engagement.
  • Acting on key recommendations, delivering relevant community engagement campaigns with unpaid carers to facilitate a national conversation to assist with Carers Trust Scotland's policy and influencing work.
  • Build contacts with a range of decision-makers, such as Scottish Government Ministers, MSPs, NHS Health Board Chief Executives, Directors of Education, Social Work etc to build partnerships and to facilitate strategic influencing following research recommendations being produced.
  • Represent Carers Trust Scotland as agreed on role relevant strategic forums including government, voluntary sector and other steering groups and committees, using these to influence policy and practice change impacting unpaid carers and carer services.

The successful candidate will have experience of:

  • undertaking high-quality social research using a range of methods and producing research reports
  • successful project planning and coordination
  • partnership working
  • working with professionals
  • representing and speaking on behalf of an organisation
  • planning events.

This is a great opportunity for someone interested in joining a vibrant organisation and very successful team.