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Befriending Coordinator, Fife Carers

  • Full time
  • £25,600
  • Fife
  • Closing 23rd June 2023

  • Advertised from 1st June 2023
  • 35 hours per week. Fixed term initially to 31st March 2024. This post is funded by a recurring annual grant, subject to meeting funder objectives.
  • Expenses; 25 days annual leave plus 12 days public holidays per annum; flexible working.


About the role:

We seek a full time (35 hours per week) Befriending Coordinator to promote and deliver Lead’s Fife Young Carers project and to provide additional support for our adult carers project. This is a befriending service for carers who are socially isolated and who need a break from their caring responsibilities. You will recruit, support, and match a network of volunteer befrienders one to one with young carers. You will also liaise with a range of organisations, particularly Fife Young Carers.

This post is home-based in Fife and involves regulated work for which a satisfactory PVG will be required. Lead Scotland has a Recruiting People with Convictions Policy.

About you:

You must enjoy working with both young people and adults, be enthusiastic, have a flexible and creative approach to problem-solving, have very good digital skills, be an effective networker, self-starter, and team worker. Experience of training volunteers and supporting young people 12 to 18 years of age in the above context would be an advantage.

Applications from disabled people:

Lead has Disability Confident status, and we encourage applications from disabled people. All disabled people meeting the minimum requirements will get a guaranteed interview. Information about our commitment to recruit disabled people is available on our website. If you would like to be considered under this scheme, please indicate this in the online form. This will in no way disadvantage you in the recruitment process. All job application information can be made in alternative formats on request including braille, large print and audio and people can make applications in alternative formats.

Recruitment paperwork is kept for 6 months before it is destroyed. Please complete our anonymous equal opportunities form to help us ensure we are attracting a broad range of candidates.

Application notes

How to apply:

1. Answer the questions in this online form. This will help us assess your approach and transferable skills for this specific role and replaces a cover letter.


2. Email your CV to

Link to the Job description and additional information on our website. If you have any further queries about the role, please email

Closing Date: Noon, Friday 23rd June 2023.

Interviews: Monday or Tuesday 3rd/4th July 2023.

Lead Scotland is a charity which provides learning, befriending

and helpline services for disabled people and carers. Charity no. SC003949