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.

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Network Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £40,000 – £45,000
  • Hybrid (Remote working & Carers Trust Glasgow office)
  • Closing 23rd February 2024

The role of the Network Development Manager is pivotal to supporting, developing and sustaining Carers Trust’s UK network of local carer organisations. The programme of proactive development and support delivered by Network Development Managers is central to ensuring that all local partners rate the support they receive from Carers Trust as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’, through the stewarding of a high quality membership offer, aligned to the needs of local carer organisations. The post holder will be a key strategic stakeholder lead for our network of local carer organisations in Scotland.

About us

Three in five of us are likely to become a carer in our lifetime. There are an estimated 800,000 unpaid carers in Scotland, which includes at least 30,000 under the age of 18. The value of unpaid care provided by carers in Scotland is over £10 billion per year.

Our work in Scotland is multi-faceted. We support our network of local carer centres to deliver a range of services to unpaid carers, including grants for essential goods, respite care, information and guidance, group support and social activities, help with access to education, training and employment and dedicated young carer services. The Carers Trust Scotland team leads on influencing and policy work, runs Scotland wide events, such as the Scottish Young Carers Festival, hosts the Scottish Young Carers Service Alliance, plus runs projects with schools, further and higher education institutes and with mental health providers.

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Top job! Senior Fundraising Manager

  • Full time
  • £41,000 – £45,000
  • Glasgow (Hybrid)
  • Closing 7th January 2024

Carers Trust are a vital support for people who look after others without pay in the UK. They offer a wide range of services to help and empower unpaid carers. This includes providing useful information, counselling, and opportunities for a break to recharge. Carers Trust works closely with local carer groups, organising community events and workshops to bring carers together for support. They also speak up for Carers’ rights nationally, making sure their voices are heard. Essentially, Carers Trust are a friendly helper, offering various services to appreciate and assist those who generously care for others in their daily lives.

They describe themselves as a ‘dual impact’ charity, focussing on both unpaid carers and local carer services. The charity support over one million unpaid family carers per year, including children and young adults providing care for friends and family members. Their activities include providing support to their network of local carer organisations, running programmes and services, distributing grants, and working in the fields of policy and campaigning. They operate UK-wide and have offices based in Cardiff, Glasgow, Rugby, and London.

Their work in Scotland is multi-faceted. They work with their network on local carer centres to deliver a wide range of services, including grants for essential goods, respite care, information and guidance, group support and social activities. They help with access to education, training, and employment work, run national Scotland wide events such as the Scottish Young Carers Festival, hosts the Scottish Young Carers Service Alliance. Plus, they run projects with schools, further and higher education institutes and mental health services.

The new Senior Fundraising Manager will be based in Glasgow, with hybrid and flexible working arrangements available. To be successful in this role, you will be an experienced fundraiser with knowledge and a broad understanding of all aspects of fundraising within the Scottish fundraising market. You will have a demonstratable track record of successfully securing funding from a verity of sources. It would be advantageous to have experience of major donors, corporate partnerships, charitable trusts, and foundations and/or government funding.

The Senior Fundraising Manager will be an ambitious and driven individual with the ability to work closely with the Head of Fundraising to develop an achievable annual income growth target. Help to build, maintain, and nurture their strong trusts and statutory performance, while spearheading an uplift in Corporate and major donor partnerships in Scotland.

If this role excites you and you would like to learn more about this wonderful charity and exciting opportunity, get in contact with our friendly recruitment team today!

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Youth Enagagement Officer

  • Full time
  • £29,000 – £33,000
  • Anchored in our Glasgow office the role will work up to 2 days in the office
  • Closing 14th December 2023

We are looking for a Youth Engagement Officer to play a critical role in making sure that young carer and young adult carer voices are heard. We are looking for a creative, inclusive worker who is equally comfortable working directly with young people, as they are telling truth to power.

This important role will support a diverse range of young people, delivering and supporting young carers and young adult carers to engage in the Scottish Youth Parliament, the media and other key stakeholders.

In this role you will be responsible for the development and delivery of our flagship event, the Scottish Young Carers Festival. Working with our partners at Scottish Government, you will design an event programme for over 500 young carers and their workers. This will include activities in consultation, wellbeing and information, and most importantly, be lots of fun.

To have an informal chat about the role please feel free to contact Nicola Bell at

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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.

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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.

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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.