Jobs with our partners

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£7.42 - £7.78 per hour (zero hours contract)

Driving licence and access to a car required

Carers First are looking to recruit friendly and committed staff for their childrens' and adults' services. They support children and adults with an illness or disability, in their home or out in the community to participate in activities. Home and Community Care Workers provide a respite break for carers, while supporting their cared for person one to one in a meaningful activity tailored to their needs.

The post is working days or evenings and alternative weekends. Posts are based either within South West Kent or in the Medway area – a mileage allowance is paid. The posts based in Medway are to support adults and children, with posts in South West Kent supporting mainly adults.

Carers First are seeking candidates with preferably an NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care and 2 years experience. Benefits include a healthcare plan, childcare vouchers and training.

An enhanced DBS check (provided by the charity), driving licence and access to a car are essential.

To apply, visit the Carers First website or email HRAdministration@carersfirst.org.uk.

Full time and part time hours available

Night shifts and day shifts

7 St Michael’s  Road, Maidstone, Kent ME16 8BS

Lukestone Care Home is looking for Health Care Assistants.to work night shifts and day shifts.

Experience is not essential as access to NVQ level 2 and 3 qualifications can be offered.

Lukestone want flexible, caring people to come and join their team.

An Enhanced DBS will be required for this role.

Nellsar Limited is an Equal opportunities Employer

To apply, call Karen Wilkins (Registered Manager) on 01622 755821.

£13.50 per hour

Full time, part time or bank

Nellsar Ltd are looking for a professional, dynamic and motivated nurse to join their team.

You will be managing a team of care staff in order to ensure that our residents receive appropriate and timely care at Abbotsleigh Care Centre, which is a 61 bedded dementia and frail elderly nursing home in Staplehurst, Kent.

You will be responsible for welcoming and admitting new residents, care planning and medication. Once you have settled into your role there will be additional development opportunities linked to your personal interests, such as tissue viability link nurse, key person for medication ordering, key lead for infection control, end of life care and more.

Key skills you will have are:

  • caring attitude
  • communication skills, both written and verbal
  • ability to foster and develop communication with external agencies
  • up to date clinical skills
  • proven professional development
  • ability to manage your workload and maintain standards.

To be considered for this role you will need to be a qualified registered nurse with a valid PIN.

An Enhanced DBS will be required for this post.

Nellsar Ltd is an equal opportunities employer.

To apply, call Paula Persaud (Registered Manager) on 01580 891314 or Jinu Jose on 07950 802993.

Are you able to support children and vulnerable adults who have been arrested by the police? Vulnerable people detained in custody often need support and guidance, and a caring hand to ensure they are treated properly and fairly. Usually parents will attend, but there are times when they can't. This is when Kent Police call on our volunteers to fulfil this crucial role. The Police cannot proceed without an appropriate adult.

To find out more about how you can make a difference, visit the Young Lives Foundation website or call Amy Jones or Lisa Warne on 01622 693459.

Sessional hours, as required

Various locations in Kent

Kent Adult Education have a wide range of courses available across Kent and are always interested to hear from anyone who has got a passion for their subject and would be interested in teaching in a friendly and welcoming environment where we aim to ensure everyone reaches their potential.

At this time we are particularly looking for complementary therapies, art and craft including jewellery making, creative writing, early years, fitness and yoga, GCSE maths, IT and bookkeeping, European languages, guitar and psychology.

Working as a part time tutor in Kent Adult Education gives you the flexibility to work at a variety of times, venues and gain experience of community education. We have a supportive induction and training process in place to help you settle in and be successful.

Read more information and apply online via the Kent Adult Education website.

Full time and part time hours available, day or night shifts.

Salary dependant on experience and skills

Abbotsleigh Care Centre, George Street, Staplehurst, Kent, TN12 0RB

Key skills you will have are:

  • caring nature
  • experience of caring for people
  • well motivated
  • good communication
  • strong interpersonal skills

Your Nellsar colleagues will support you to develop your professional skills through induction and supervision so that you are competent and confident to work safely.

An enhanced DBS will be required for this post.

Nellsar Ltd is an equal opportunities employer.

To apply, call Paula Persaud (Registered Manager) on 01580 891314.

Vacancies for full time and part time work, day and night shifts.

Salary dependent upon experience.

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual who has experience of working with Dementia patients, to join our care team at Abbotsleigh Care Centre which is a 61 bedded home with a Dementia and  residential Unit.

You will have:

  • an NVQ Level 3 or equivalent
  • experience of working in a Care Home setting
  • excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • a caring attitude
  • ability to work unsupervised whilst providing all aspects of personal care for our residents

Ideally you will be able to manage a team of carers for a shift, induct and supervise junior staff and administer medication.  However training will be given to develop these skills if needed.

Opportunities for further training and development are available within Nellsar Ltd.

An Enhanced DBS will be required for this role .

Nellsar Ltd is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this role please call Paula Persaud (Home Manager) 01580 891314 or  Jinu Jose 07950 802993.

Full time hours.

Salary dependant on experience.

Abbotsleigh Care Home.

Do you enjoy the dynamic environment of a care home setting, where resident care is the central focus of your working day? Do you have experience working with people who have dementia or do you believe you have the special qualities to make a valuable difference to peoples’ lives?

You will need to have excellent communication skills and be able to confidently liaise with residents, their loved ones, your colleagues and external providers/the general public, especially for arranging those special activities/events. You need to be enthusiastic, passionate, responsible, well organised, creative and demonstrate high levels of initiative. You need to be flexible enough to understand that all individuals have different needs and therefore every day is different. If you have a musical talent – even better!

Nellsar Ltd is an equal opportunities Employer.

An enhanced DBS will be required for this post.

To apply please call Marcos Menager (Registered Manager) 01580 891314.

Contracted 20 hours per week (extra hours may be available)

Salary:

  • Competitive Salary - Base rate  £8.09 Monday - Friday - 0800 - 2100
  • Unsocial    £10.11 Monday – Friday - 2100 - 0800
  • Weekends £12.14
  • Bank Holidays £16.18

Carers FIRST is recruiting Home & Community Care Support Workers supporting the Short break Services Team within their growing organisation.

They are looking to recruit caring, friendly and committed staff to join their team to provide support to carers in their home or out in the community. Their service is to provide care and support for the cared for person to enable carers to have a break. They deliver a holistic practical and personal support service for carers and the person they care for, including children and adults with a range of needs.

Our focus is person centred to meet the needs and requirements of the person. This may include support with personal care, keeping someone company and safe within their own home or taking the person out.

The role is working days/evenings and alternative weekends. Posts are based either within South West Kent or Medway area – a mileage allowance is paid. We are seeking candidates preferably with a NVQ Level 2 Health & Social Care and experience within the care sector.  You will need to be flexible and reliable with a range of skills and knowledge.

It is essential that you hold a full current driving licence with access to a car.

Posts subject to satisfactory references and DBS check.  You will receive on-going training, regular supervision and appraisals.

Benefits include the option to join a workplace pension and Benenden Healthcare. Uniform provided – including personal protective equipment and work mobile phone.

If you are interested in the above position and have the skills, experience and passion required by the role, please contact recruitment@carersfirst.org.uk for an application pack, or if you would like to discuss this role confidentially please contact us and we will be happy to facilitate a meeting.

Full time permanent, 30 hours a week (5 days a week, including Saturdays from 9am-3pm)

Salary: starting salary wages negotiable

Location: Ramsgate

Newlyn Residential Home offers residential care and day care for older people who require assistance with daily living activities.

We are seeking a full time Registered Manager to manage our care setting. Duties will include all aspects managing and running a 13 bed residential home for older people including liaising with other professionals on a need basis.

You will need to have a minimum of two years’ experience as a Deputy Manager or previous manager of a residential setting, preferably an establishment for older people. You will need to have completed NVQ 4 Care and NVQ 4 RMA or QCF Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management (Residential Pathway) or equivalent and have excellent communication and IT skills. You will also need to undertake paid training as part of your induction and personal development.

The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure through the Disclosure Baring Service which a contribution from the applicant is required.

For further information and to apply for this position please contact Lynne Martin on 01843 58 91 91.

25 to 28 hours per week

Location: Medway

Salary: £20,015 - £21,277 pro rata

Carers FIRST is pleased to offer two exciting opportunities to recruit to the post of Care Navigator, supporting the Medway Operational Team, based at a GP surgery or Health & Wellbeing Hub within the Medway Locality but working within Carers FIRST staff teams.

The requirements of post will include holding in-house expertise on behalf of Carers FIRST, engaging in national best practice, working collaboratively with statutory and voluntary sector partners. You will work as part of the Primary Health Care team within General Practice to promote the identification of clients who would benefit from support through partnerships, outreach, community connections, and networking.

Successful candidates need to provide a personalised service to clients based on the principles of trust, respect and dignity and be able to conduct assessments to identify need, provide appropriate support planning and review of outcomes. You will also need to offer information, advice, guidance, emotional and practical support that responds to identified client need. You will need to advocate on behalf of clients and empower self-advocacy and use a range of outcome based tools to evidence your work, identify gaps in provision and support continuous service development.

You will need to develop a strong understanding of data and outcomes recorded on our bespoke database, ensuring accurate records are maintained.

Posts subject to DBS check. You will receive on-going training and regular supervision and appraisals.
Benefits include good holiday entitlement and the option to join a work place pension and Benenden Healthcare.

If you are interested in the above position and have the skills and experience required for this role, please contact recruitment@carersfirst.org.uk for an application pack, or please download an application pack from our website www.carersfirst.org.uk. If you would like to discuss this role confidentially please contact us and we will be happy to organise for one of the team to contact you.

22.5 hours per week

Location: Appledore

Salary: £20,414 per annum

An exciting opportunity exists for a suitably qualified individual to manage a small charity CARM (Caring All together on Romney Marsh) based in Appledore which provides volunteer delivered services to older, isolated and vulnerable people living mainly across the Romney Marsh and Tenterden areas.

Applicants must have experience of managing staff and budgets within a small to medium sized organisation or within a team in a larger organisation as well as an understanding of the needs of older people. Excellent communication skills are a must and you will need to evidence that you have been successful with funding or grant applications for projects or services.

You will need excellent all round business skills, including excellent IT skills and be very organised to manage the demands of this varied role.

CARM is a well-established local charity (Charity number 1067189) with a reputation for delivering quality and highly valued services - the challenge will be to maintain this during these difficult financial times.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and the use of a car is essential.

Full job requirements are in the job description and person specification, which can be found on the CARM website with an application form. For more information, please email office@carmromneymarsh.org.uk.

Closing date for applications: midday Friday 17 March 2017

Interviews will be held in Appledore on Monday 27 March

New post holder required to start late May 2017.

37 hours per week (30 hours may be considered for the right candidate)

Location: remote/community working

Salary: £28,922 pro rata (37 hours)

Carers FIRST is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity to recruit for the post of Human Resources Manager, who can lead and specialise in all aspects of the human resources portfolio within the organisation across a broad locality. Working with the CEO and Senior Leadership Team you will manage and process the HR administration of the organisation ensuring that policies are relevant, legal, appropriate and fit for purpose.

Leading and coordinating a small team of Human Resources administrative staff, this role will be required to support the strategic direction of the organisation, working closely with senior managers and at times you will be required to undertake daily tasks of Human Resources administration.

Owing to the nature of the role, you must be comfortable working autonomously and be able to communicate clearly with a passion to drive results. The successful candidate must also possess the ability to operate flexibly in a constantly changing environment.
Developing a strong understanding of the database will be essential to enable accurate reporting, ensuring that accurate database records are maintained and provide evidence to report on the services we provide.

The role will be required to work from any of our locations, whilst predominantly in Kent and regularly working from our Head Office in Strood. It will be required to work remotely and with some travel to our satellite offices in Tonbridge/Lincolnshire and Waltham Forest on a regular but less frequent basis. Travel costs incurred would be reimbursed on a monthly basis

Posts subject to DBS check. You will receive on-going training and regular supervision and appraisals.
Benefits include good holiday entitlement and the option to join a work place pension and Benenden Healthcare.

If you are interested in the above position and have the skills and experience required for this role, please contact recruitment@carersfirst.org.uk for an application pack, or please download an application pack from our website www.carersfirst.org.uk. If you would like to discuss this role confidentially please contact us and we will be happy to organise for one of the team to contact you.

Location: Smeeth, nr Ashford

Hours: Can be flexible for the right person

Salary: £16,974 - £18,471

Salus is a social enterprise established to deliver services to vulnerable children and their families. The organisation is at the cutting edge of service delivery and seeks to improve social skills, educational outcomes and the emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people in Kent.

We are currently looking for an experienced individual to provide administrative and clerical support to management and the wider team, assisting in the smooth running of the organisation, and taking a proactive role in relation to day-to-day functioning.

Previous experience of administrative roles is essential and proficiency in Microsoft Office will be required.The successful candidate will need to be able to maintain confidentiality and discretion at all times. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For more information please contact Peter Heckel on 07725 595719 or Sally Williamson on 07725 595722.

Closing Date: 31st March 2017

Please return your completed application form to info@salusgroup.org.uk. Or by post to The Barn, Greenacres, Pound Lane, Smeeth, Ashford, TN25 6RJ.

Location: Sevenoaks

Hours: 37 hours per week, term time only

Salary: £14,134 per annum

West Kent Housing Association (WKHA) is a high performing housing association providing excellent homes and services across Kent. We have been accredited with the Customer Service Excellence award and are a Gold IiP Employer.

West Kent has recently been commissioned by KCC to deliver youth services across the Sevenoaks district for the next five years.

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced Youth Worker who will be delivering a programme of school, street and community based youth work sessions for young people aged 8 – 25 years.

This role requires the successful candidate to hold a full UK driving licence and have access to a private vehicle for business use. The post is also subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. This post is a term time only position meaning that the successful candidate will work 39 weeks of the year and will not work during school holidays.

You will be experienced in working with young people as well as in managing and delivering youth projects, events and programmes. You will be confident in setting and delivering key performance indicators and in evaluating the quality and success of youth interventions, with a good understanding of record keeping.

Closing date: 20 March 2017

Interview date: 4 April 2017

Send your completed applicant’s statement and current cv to recruit@wkha.org.uk. You can also apply online.

For an informal discussion please contact Kate Craib  on 01732 749945.

Applicants will not be contacted until after the closing date.

Location: Ashford

Hours: 18 hours per week

Salary: £8.50 - £10 per hour

Sk8side Community Interest Company have recently been awarded a five year contract by Kent County Council to deliver the Ashford Contract. This includes the Town Centre area (though Sk8side Youth Centre) as well as work in other areas - street-based, centre-based or through project work.

Sk8side Youth Centre, situated next to Ashford Borough Council’s Ryan Clements Skate Park, is an open access centre operating daytime and evening programmes. Through a mixture of daily drop-ins; structured evening and weekend sessions; trips; group work and one to one support the youth centre facilitates a programme of personal and social development of young people (11 to 25 years) through an ethos of informal education.

We are currently seeking a member of staff to support the centre’s programme. The post is for 18 hours per week – primarily day time (afternoons and early evenings). The holder will oversee (with the Senior Youth Worker) the planning and delivery of sessions within the weekly programme as well as holiday provision. This post would be ideal for someone who has been involved in youth work working sessional hours and who would like to increase their levels of responsibility.  Formal and informal training, regular supervision and opportunities for new experiences are all on offer.

Closing date: 24 March 2017

For an application pack or more information please contact – deirdre@sk8side.org

Location: various locations

Hours: 12 hours per week

Salary: £8.50 - £10 per hour

Sk8side CIC will be delivering in a variety of settings, as well as in Sk8side Youth Centre, including identified areas of Ashford Town as well as in village settings. The areas, venues and types of provision will vary according to need and staff in the team will be expected to move provision as need arises. The Peripatetic staff will work in detached street settings; in existing or new centre-based provision as well as setting up projects with young people.

The team will be responsible for planning and delivering the work (with the Senior Youth Worker’s support) in all identified areas.

Formal and informal training, regular supervision and opportunities for new experiences are all on offer.

Closing date: 24 March 2017

For an application pack or more information please contact – deirdre@sk8side.org

Location: various locations

Hours: 6 hours per week

Salary: £8.50 - £10 per hour

Sk8side has received a grant from the Big Lottery – Awards for All – to enable us to target provision to young women. We are seeking a second female workers to run a weekly evening session and also be available to plan and evaluate the work. The funding also allows for a residential experience with the group, additional resources and holiday trips.

Formal and informal training, regular supervision and opportunities for new experiences are all on offer.

Closing date: 24 March 2017

For an application pack or more information please contact – deirdre@sk8side.org

Location: various locations

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary: £19,240 – £21,164 per annum

Carers FIRST is pleased to offer exciting opportunities to recruit to several roles of carer support and response co-ordinators, supporting the Short Breaks Service team. We are currently developing a service that is new and different and will be an additional support to our expanding growth of carers services across Kent and Medway. We are, therefore, seeking a team of people for this new and exciting service to enable carers to access the support they need within their caring role, enabling them to a have short break in a more responsive and effective way.

Successful candidates will need to work closely with all of the in-house teams to understand and identify what information, guidance and support is available to carers. The aim of this service is to provide an appropriate level of support to prevent further stress to the carer, whilst having the skills to provide the hands on support to the person they care for. The support required maybe unplanned and for a short intense period of time or a planned regular service

Formal and informal training, regular supervision and opportunities for new experiences are all on offer.

Working on a rolling rota of 3 - 4 days on and 3 - 4 days off dependant on length of shift hours, Monday to Sunday. Candidates will need to provide a personalised service to carers and the cared for person based on the principles of trust, respect and dignity to conduct initial assessments to identify need and provide appropriate support planning and reviews.You will also need to develop a strong understanding of the database. This is to enable accurate reporting and evidence to support and evaluate the services we provide

In addition it is essential you hold a full current driving licence with access to a car.

If you are interested in the above position and have the skills and experience required for this role, please contact recruitment@carersfirst.org.uk for an application pack, or please download an application pack from our website www.carersfirst.org.uk. If you would like to discuss this role confidentially please contact us and we will be happy to organise for one of the team to contact you.

Closing date: 3 April 2017