Short Breaks Bureau Link Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,534 – £28,214
  • Hybrid: Post holders will be based between our centres in Hamilton and Airdrie, and localities throughout Lanarkshire. Working from home/hybrid working may also be required.
  • Closing 29th July 2024

  • Advertised from 1st July 2024
  • 35 hours per week worked flexibly to include occasional evenings and weekends, however, part-time hours may also be considered for the right candidate.


What are we looking for?

If you are a positive, caring, responsive, hardworking and professional practitioner who shares our values and our commitment to providing excellent unpaid carer services and support across Lanarkshire. The work within the Short Breaks team is demanding and diverse, requiring an organised and skilled approach. We operate public offices and outreach activities; carers contact us in many different ways. Lanarkshire Carers is a digitally enabled organisation, and you will be able to demonstrate the required skills in all aspects of your work. We are looking for people who understand the culture and value of this sector and nature of job roles within a carer led organisation.

Who are we looking for?

You will have a relevant experience in health or social care or preferable a relevant qualification to this post. We will consider someone who is qualified by experience with demonstrable relevant skills. You must have a good understanding of the impact of caring and the issues unpaid carers face.

Lanarkshire Carers

Lanarkshire Carers is a well-established, award winning carer led organisation built on a vision to work with and for carers to develop and deliver services that make a positive difference to their lives. A value-based organisation, our mission is to ensure that carers in Lanarkshire are identified, well informed, involved, supported, and empowered. We deliver information, advice and direct support services that enable unpaid carers to continue to care, whilst maintaining their own health and wellbeing.

Staff values and benefits

Our Board of Directors are committed to making Lanarkshire Carers a great place to work. Lanarkshire Carers works flexibly and is a carer positive employer. A generous annual leave and public holiday allocation provides 37 days leave rising to 42 days with increased length of service. A workplace pension scheme is available along with group life and critical illness cover and other benefits. We offer an Employee Assistance Programme and also Credit Union Membership. Our staff learning and development programme ensures you have access to continuous professional development, with progression routes across the organisation.

Lanarkshire Carers is an Equal Opportunities employer and all applicants for posts receive equal treatment irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religion, sexuality, and age.

Additional Information

Please view our website for more information about Lanarkshire Carers where you will also find our Annual Report - Carers at the Centre for 2022/2023. This provides a good overview of our work and job roles. Our staff team, many of whom are carers themselves, are committed to making caring a positive experience.


Post holders require a countersigned membership of the PGV scheme.

Our workstyles

Post holders will be based between our centres in Hamilton and Airdrie, and localities throughout Lanarkshire. Working from home/hybrid working may also be required. All staff work on an outreach basis in community, health and social care venues across Lanarkshire.

Application notes

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing Date: Monday 29 July 2024.

Lanarkshire Carers reserve the right to close this vacancy early. Informal enquiries are welcomed please call and ask to speak to an Assistant Carer Service Manager.

Interviews will be held W/C 05 August 2024 in Lanarkshire Carers Centre: Hamilton.