Young Carers Club Lead




: £ 19,033 - £ 20187 pro rata


We are seeking an enthusiastic and creative person with relevant experience to work with vulnerable children and young people in Clacton. The Young Carers Club Lead will establish and run a new club for Young Carers Club based on those the charity runs in other parts of Essex. If you are organised, like planning and leading activities, and have a passion for helping vulnerable children and young people, please apply.


This role is a fantastic opportunity to work with Young Carers in an active youth work setting, assisting with maintaining health and wellbeing whilst improving individual social skills and self-esteem. You will supervise a Club Assistant and a team of volunteers, liaising with parents and engaging Young Carers in planning games and activities. This is an exciting opportunity to develop your role within a charity which benefits from great support from the local community in Essex and which achieves a positive impact for local families.


Action for Family Carers is a thriving charity which for over 30 years has been providing support for adult carers and young carers – people with unpaid, caring responsibilities for others.  We are a Carers Trust Network Partner and Trusted Charity.  We provide information, befriending, counselling, wellbeing activities, Young Carer Clubs, Activity Groups and Day Care across Essex, working within schools, with GP practices and in a variety of community settings.



Young Carers Club Lead

Working with Young Carers aged 8 and over


Office base in Colchester (CO1 1TG). Young Carer Club in Clacton (CO15 3AY)

Salary: £ 19,033 - £ 20187 pro rata

7 hours per week


Your role will be to deliver a high quality support service:

  • Run the Young Carers Club
  • Give Young Carers the chance to mix socially with others and to and participate in fun activities
  • Provide emotional support and build confidence and self-esteem
  • Challenge inappropriate caring roles and identify appropriate support
  • Help Young Carers to have a break from their caring role and to enjoy their childhood



You will need to be:

  • Passionate about helping disadvantaged young people
  • Skilled and experienced in working with children and young people
  • Confident in working with groups and promoting the service
  • Creative in planning activities to engage children of different ages and interests




Post: Action for Family Carers, Brickhouse Farm, Poulton Close, CM9 6NG


For an informal discussion about the role please feel free to call our Young Carers Service manager Chris Vince on 07702 858656


Closing date for completed applications:  9am Thurs 26th May


Interviews will we be held in the week commencing Monday 30th May



Action for Family Carers is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from all sections of the community. If you have difficulty reading this please call us.


Registered Charity No: 1127164





Closing date for completed applications


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If you are interested in applying for this post, please Save a Copy of the application form, fill it in on your computer then either:-

email to or print and post to Brickhouse Farm, Poulton Close, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6NG or phone Kim Smith on 01621 851640.

If you are having difficulty with the online form, we can arrange to send you an application form via email or post, please ring the offices on 01621 851640.

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