Carers Support Adviser

36 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with some planned evening and weekend work
Astolat, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7HL

This is your opportunity to make a difference by supporting, advising and advocating for adult Carers in East Surrey.  Your base will be your home and you will work within the community spending at least one day per week in a carers hub setting.

Key responsibilities

Managing a caseload of carers, you will encourage carers to identify their own needs and facilitate initiatives for carers including running carers networks and support groups. This role involves visiting carers in their own home and seeing carers in community buildings.  You will work across the Reigate, Redhill, Horley and Tandridge areas.

You must have a current driving licence and use of a road worthy vehicle (milage is paid at 45p per mile).

About you

You must have had experience of working with and advocating for adults and families and have an understanding of carers rights. You will have knowledge of legislation relevant to carers and disabled people. Finally, you will be a confident communicator and be able to faciliate training and information sessions to groups.  You will have a flexible approach to your work and be confident travelling to and working in a variety of settings.

This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

About Us

Action for Carers (Surrey) has a vision ‘to enable all unpaid carers to have a voice and access support to improve their quality of life and wellbeing.’ We are a committed, passionate charity determined to make a difference to young and adult carers across Surrey.

We offer our staff a friendly, supportive, flexible workplace and are committed to welcoming applicants from a wide range of backgrounds as well as supporting staff who have their own caring responsibilities.  We offer a generous holiday entitlement, starting at 28 days plus bank holidays, an employee assistance programme, pension and opportunities for development and training.

To apply

Complete an Application Form and return it to [email protected]

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