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Join our team at Carer Support Dorset

Would you like to work for an organisation that makes a difference within your local community, an organisation that supports unpaid carers and impacts positively on their lives? Carer Support Dorset provides support directly to unpaid carers of all ages, as well as raising the profile of carers and their needs with health and social care professionals, employers, and the public.

Current roles available

Young Carer Coordinator

We are a local charity supporting unpaid carers across Dorset who are caring for a relative, friend or neighbour who have an illness or disability.

Position: Young Carer Coordinator

Location: Dorset

Salary:  £24,313 – £25,295

Hours: 37 hours a week including occasional weekend/evening

Benefits: 28 days’ holiday in addition to bank holidays, 5% employer contribution to pension, free annual eye tests.

About the Role:

Carer Support Dorset was commissioned by Dorset Council and CCG as the Lead Carer Organisation and was launched in November 2019. We are now looking for a Young Carer Coordinator. This is a new role to extend our work with schools and colleges to help them identify young carers and offer early support, to increase young carer awareness and improve access for support.

You will work with colleagues and volunteers to promote awareness of young carers. In addition to this, you will work in partnership with the Dorset Council Young Carers Team, Family Partnership Zones and other services to increase the offer to young carers across Dorset.

Your role will include giving carer awareness sessions in schools, colleges and other organisations, and developing links within the community. As Carer Support Dorset grows, there will be opportunities to develop other areas of work, including facilitating group sessions (both face to face and virtual) as well as working with young carers to ensure that their voices are heard throughout the County.

At present this post is based at home but will move to attending an office, currently in Ferndown, for at least part of the week.

About You:

As Young Carer Coordinator, you will have a positive attitude, confidence and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a small team. Other essential skills and experience include:

  • Experience of working with schools/colleges
  • Experience of working directly with children and young people
  • Experience of speaking to groups of people
  • Experience working with safeguarding policies and procedures
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Able to communicate and positively challenge other professionals both within the work place and externally
  • Able to communicate effectively with diverse members of the public
  • Able to use IT and databases to: manage time effectively, prioritise cases, record information gathered through assessments

Due to the nature of this role, it is essential that the successful candidate is able to work flexibly and has a full driving license, with access to a car for work purposes. We are looking for the right candidate to start in January 2021. All successful candidates will be subject to Safeguarding checks along with other relevant employment checks.

To Apply:

For more information and to apply, please download a full job spec and application form:

Young Carer Coordinator Job spec


CVs will not be accepted.  Please send your completed application form to date for applications is Monday 2 November 2020 at midnight. 

Trustee vacancies

We are currently recruiting for three trustee opportunities. To apply for any of these trustee roles email our Chief Executive, Judy Walker with the following:

Your current CV, setting out relevant experience (addressing the expertise area where relevant)
A covering letter answering the following questions:

– What motivated you to apply to become a trustee?
– What other experience or skills do you feel you could offer?
– Are there any areas of the organisation’s work you have a particular interest in and/or would like to become more involved in?

Legal and governance trustee role description – Legal and Governance Trustee jw
Health and social care trustee role description – Health and Social Care Trustee jw

Please note these roles are volunteer roles.

Find out more about becoming a Trustee download our pack below:

Trustees candidate pack July 2020

Carer Support Dorset is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity. We are also a Mindful employer, and we operate carer-friendly policies.