Young Carers Support and Development Officer


Colchester and Tendring


£19,033 per annum Fulltime

Young Carers Support and Development Officers in Colchester and Tendring

£19,033 per annum

full time


2 x Young Carers Support and Development officer in Tendring or Colchester £ 19,033 per annum


Full time or part time options are available



Hybrid working with office base in Colchester


We are developing an exciting new offer for Young Carers in Colchester and Tendring districts, North East Essex and a variety of opportunities are available.  If you are passionate about supporting young people, in particular Young Carers, and have experience working in an education, youth, social care or community setting then please get in touch.


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 hold Trusted Charity status.  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 Support and Development Worker - Working with Young Carers in schools and colleges and other education and community settings, providing one to one and group work sessions to help Young Carers


You will need to be:

  • Passionate about helping disadvantaged local children and young people
  • Skilled and confident in working directly with children and young people
  • Able to work independently, flexibly and to work well with others to achieve positive outcomes
  • Have a full driving licence and access to your own vehicle.


We offer:

  • Full induction and relevant training
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • An opportunity to make a positive difference for carers and families in Essex
  • A chance to be part of a supportive and friendly team.


If you are passionate about supporting Young Carers in Colchester or Tendring please get in touch




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


To find out more about the roles please feel free to call our Young Carers Service manager Chris Vince on 07702 858656


Action for Family Carers is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from all sections of the community including people affected by a disability.

If you have difficulty reading this please call us on 0300 7 70 8090

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Closing date for completed applications


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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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