Young Carers Lead




£22,725 per annum

We are a thriving charity providing information and support to Carers who have unpaid, caring responsibilities for others.


We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our friendly and passionate Young Carers team, helping us make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged or vulnerable young people, within our local community.



Young Carers Lead for Tendring

Working with Young Carers aged 8-18

£22,725 per annum



Location: Tendering (Hybrid working with office base in Colchester)

This post is full time 35 hours per week over 5 days with potential need to work evenings and weekends
Fixed term to March 2025 (continuation subject to funding)


This role is a fantastic opportunity to work with Young Carers and support the development of Young Carer services in Tendering


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

  • To lead on the identification of needs for Young Carers and their families in Tendering

·         Understanding of the strengths and gaps in local provision relevant to Young Carers and their families

·         Directly delivering a caseload of one to one and group support for and with Young Carers in schools and other community settings

·         Acting as a local advocate for improving Young Carer outcomes including via active participation in local networks and forums

·         Establishing positive working relationships with key local stakeholders e.g. schools, colleges, health and social care providers etc.

·         Supporting the positive transition of Young Carers as they become Young Adult Carers






You will need to be:

  • Passionate about helping disadvantaged young people
  • Skilled and experienced in working with young people, at least 6 months in an educational setting
  • Experience of managing projects & complex cases including safeguarding issues
  • Confident in working with groups and promoting the service
  • Able to work in a diverse and challenging environment




Post: Brickhouse Farm, Poulton Close, Maldon,

Essex, CM9 6NG




Action for Family Carers is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community including people affected by disability. If you have difficulty reading this please call us on 0300 7 70 8090


Registered Charity No: 1127164





Closing date for completed applications


Interviews will take place on


Application Pack

To view the full Application Pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification, please see the PDF links below.

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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