Northamptonshire Carers is a local charity which next year celebrates it is 30th anniversary. We provide a range of services to unpaid carers and those with care needs. We are a trusted service provider and flexible employer. You will be joining a creative and supportive team.

We are currently recruiting a Diversity Worker. This is an exciting new post that allows the right candidate to shape and develop our services.

The post holder will link up with Ethnic Minority, LGBTQ+ and Traveller Communities to facilitate them to receive specialist support from ourselves and other services.  To identify those who have the responsibility of looking after others as their unpaid informal Carer.   The post holder will need to develop ways for people from these communities to access our services.  Working in collaboration with our Ethnic Minority Carer Lead and our Project Manager they need to organise, operate activities and/or groups which reflect and are of interest to the needs of these little heard Carers. By working with existing community groups, we aim to develop a network of support for Carers across all communities that are confident in reaching out for support.

Salary: £11.05/hr

Hours: Negotiable (part time; would consider several part time candidates/job share)

Contributory pension and health benefits package

Based at: Northamptonshire Carers, The Anne Goodman Centre for Carers, 123 Midland Road, Wellingborough, NN8 1LU with expectation of countywide travel. Option of hybrid home working.

Contact: Linda Tiffney or Sarah Drage

As well as making a difference to the 70,000 carers in Northamptonshire, we offer 24 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), pension and staff health benefits.

  • Deadline: 9am Monday 6th December 2021
  • Start date: January 2022

When applying, please make reference to the job description & person specification. Please complete an application form as we do not accept CVs.

Job Description  Application Form

This job description uses the term ‘Ethnic Minority, LGBTQ+ and/or Traveller Communities’. We are open to several part time posts or job shares to cover as many communities as possible but would not necessarily expect any one candidate to focus on all these areas. We recognise that each of these communities are broad and diverse themselves however we want to support as many Carers as we can across Northamptonshire.

We have a comprehensive COVID-19 risk assessment to ensure the safety of staff and those we support.

This post is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. Fixed term contract until June 2024 although we would hope that this becomes a permanent role.