Signpost Stockport for Carers believes that being a carer should not be a barrier to leading a fulfilling life. We are an independent registered charity that offers practical and emotional support, information, training and activities to anyone, from the age of 6 years old, that is providing unpaid care to a partner, relative, friend or neighbour in Stockport.
We are excited to be expanding our team and welcome applications for the following position. Please note that the office base is in Heaton Moor.
Office Support Worker
Location: Signpost Stockport for Carers, Adult Carer Support Team.
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum dependant on experience
Working Pattern: Within the hours of Monday – Friday, 8am – 6pm
Working Hours: 30 hours per week. Days/hours will be discussed with the successful candidate.
Contract Type: 1 year contract (possibility of extension)
Closing date: Monday 24th August Interview Date: Week commencing 31st August
This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to get involved with all areas of the Adults Carers Team at Signpost. The work will be varied, with different tasks every day. It is something that really is needed and the successful candidate will have a real opportunity to make a difference!
The Office Support Worker will have two key responsibilities; Firstly, they will be the initial port of call for the carers contacting our organisation looking for support , whether this is by telephone, online, social media or face to face- but this is much more than a receptionist role! The successful candidate will be expected to have an excellent understanding of what life can be like as a carer, and know how to have person centred conversations around strengths and challenges. They will be actively listening to carers, recording information on our database accurately and completely and appropriately referring to services internally and externally. Secondly, they will take a lead on ensuring the smooth running of the Heatons Centre, our social enterprise. They will be liaising with those using the space and will be booking in appointments. This requires superb attention to detail and exceptional customer service skills. The position will also involve updating Signpost’s website, providing administrative support (including taking minutes) to the director and team, getting involved with fundraising and promotion and supporting colleagues with events and activities for our carers.
For more information and an application pack please email Info@signpostforcarers.org.uk or call 0161 442 0442 quoting ref OSW0720
Or simply download the Job Description, Person Specification, and Application Form here. Good luck!
Why choose Signpost?
Working for Signpost means you can use your skills and passion to make a difference to the lives of thousands of carers in Stockport. We have a dedicated, passionate, and friendly workforce of 16. Staff wellbeing is a high priority and we understand the benefits of a healthy and happy workplace where staff feel valued, offering 25 days annual leave (pro rata for part time working), with up to 8 paid public holidays.
Other benefits include a competitive pension and free parking. Our registered offices are based in Heaton Moor, Stockport though sometimes some of our staff work from home too.
We also have a number of opportunities for those who would like to give their time in a voluntary capacity. Find out more about being a volunteer for Signpost here.
To apply for this job please visit www.grassroots-recruitment.online.