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  • Advertised from 23rd March 2023
  • 35 per week. Permanent.


Perth and Kinross Association of Voluntary Service (PKAVS) is a charity in Perth & Kinross where enhancing lives and connecting communities is our mission. We provide a diverse range of services including support for Carers, Mental Well-being, Minority Communities, Third Sector Support and Volunteering. Every year PKAVS enhances the lives of over 5000 local people, helping them to overcome barriers and achieve their goals.

PKAVS Carers Hub supports unpaid carers of all ages who are living in Perth & Kinross and caring for family, partners, friends, or neighbours. Our trained support workers and volunteers help over 1500 adult carers retain a life outside of caring and develop skills or interests to enhance their own lives. PKAVS Carers Hub uses a holistic approach in working with people who have caring responsibilities and their families to assess and plan support. Support can include access to training, respite services, information & advice, and support groups.

The Hub is available virtually through a multi-agency website and locally, through carers support staff working in localities in Perth & Kinross. PKAVS carers support staff will work as part of a health & social care partnership approach with health and social care colleagues who support complex care in a community setting.

The Young Carers Service offers information, advice and support to young people and works in partnership with other agencies to deliver a range of activities that enable children with caring responsibilities to be supported.


We are looking for a highly motivated person to work within a small, supportive, and dynamic team striving to recognise and enhance the potential of young people. Whilst a relevant qualification is desirable, experience of working with and being able to engage directly with young people and their families is an essential element of this role.

You will be involved in developing and delivering a range of group activities and programmes for Young Carers between the ages of 5-18 years. You will be responsible for the planning, preparation, and evaluation of all activities.

You must have a flexible approach, working in collaboration with team members, volunteers, and external agencies in developing and participating in a range of activities and services delivered during school holidays, in the evenings and on weekends for Young Carers.

Key Objectives

  • To identify the respite needs of Young Carers of all ages and across all localities.
  • To improve accessibility to respite and personal development opportunities for Young Carers across all localities of Perth and Kinross.
  • To develop and deliver an annual programme of respite and development activities to alleviate the impact of caring and improve outcomes for Young Carers.
  • To improve the coordination and promotion of information about respite for Young Carers.
  • To secure funding in support of the annual respite programme.
  • To support the recruitment and supervision of sessional staff and volunteers.
  • To manage budgets in relation to respite programmes.

The Benefits of Working at PKAVS are:

  • The opportunity to be part of the next exciting chapter in PKAVS history and to work with a highly skilled carers team.
  • Personal development and opportunities that will help you achieve your career aspirations.
  • A working environment that is designed to make it as easier for you to balance your home life and deliver effectively in your working life.
  • A generous salary that values your skills, knowledge, and experience.
  • Auto-enrolment into our Pension scheme.
  • 6.8 weeks of annual leave (pro-rata) which increases according to your length of service.
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme that offers 24/7 advice and listening for all your support needs.

Offers will be made subject to satisfactory references, PVG check, and eligibility to work in the UK.

Application notes

Closing date for applications: Sunday 2nd April 2023

Interview date: Week Commencing 10th April 2023

Completed applications should be emailed to