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Young Carers Education Equality Manager
Carers Trust

Job Description

Young Carers Education Equality Manager

£35,183 per annum, plus £3,000 Inner London Weighting per annum

35 hours a week, part time applications considered

Fixed term to 31 March 2021

Location: London SE1

Carers Trust is the largest UK wide charity for the nation’s 7 million unpaid carers. Together with our Network Partner members, we provide support, information, advice and services for children, young people and adults caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend.  The number of carers is a growing issue, with 3 in 5 of us likely to become a carer at some point in our lifetime. Carers save the UK economy over £132bn every year and act as a main support to our stretched health and social care systems.

We are looking for an Education Equality Manager to lead on our work to tackle the inequalities experienced by young carers in school, college and university. This group of children and young people need the right help and support to help them achieve their potential and maximise their life chances.

A varied and exciting role, this candidate will have the opportunity to inspire and empower education providers across the country with the tools and confidence to do more for young and young adult carers. Working with Carers Trust Network Partners and young and young adult carers, the successful candidate will deliver a pioneering ambassador programme, giving young and young adult carers the chance to ask for change in their schools, colleges and universities.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter, with strong project management skills, and you’ll be particularly skilled at building, maintaining,  and facilitating relationships with key stakeholders. You’ll understand the importance of bringing people of all ages together at engaging events to learn and collaborate and be comfortable in delivering these. You’ll have a grasp on education policy and understand the relationship between policy and practice and why we need to champion recognition and support for young carers locally and nationally.

As this post will be working with young carers and vulnerable adults, the post is subject to a DBS check.

Carers Trust is committed to valuing diversity. 

Carers Trust has a number of measures in place to support the carers in its employment including carers leave.

Charity numbers: England and Wales 1145181, Scotland SC042870.