Network Development Manager

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


  • Advertised from 23rd January 2024
  • Permanent. 35 hours per week (5 days a week, 9 am-5 pm).
  • 29.5 days annual leave (April-March) plus bank holidays, pension scheme (5% employer contribution), flexible working, and 2 paid volunteer days.

Role

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.

Application notes

To apply, please email your CV and cover letter, setting out how your skills and experience match the criteria for this role set out in the Job Description, to recruitment@carers.org. The cover letter should not exceed two sides of A4.

Suitable candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis and an offer made when a suitable candidate has been identified. The role closes on the 23rd of February.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Scott Lafferty, Head of Network Futures, on slafferty@carers.org.

Please ensure you download and complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring form here.


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