Jobs with our partners

We publish details of jobs being advertised by our partner organisations.

£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.

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: Cliftonville

Hours: Part time (18 hours per week)

Treetops residential home are currently looking for a part time vacancy for an experienced care assistant to join their care team preferably with NVQ Level 2 Health & Social Care or equivalent.

The position will involve working day and evening shifts, including alternate weekend and to cover night shifts due to staff absence when required.

Further details about wages and holiday entitlement etc will be discussed at the interview.

The successful applicant must be able to supply details of a minimum of 2 referees, who are willing to provide a written reference as to their suitability for the post. Also required is a complete Enhanced Disclosure (cost to be met by applicant).

For further information please contact Cheryl or Smita on 01843 220826 or send your CV to treetopsct9@gmail.com.

Closing date: 31 May 2017

Location: Maidstone and Malling

Salary: £18,000 - £20,000

Hours: 37.5 hours (can be reduced for the correct candidate)

Involve Carers provides a service to Carers providing unpaid support to a family member or friend who could not manage without help. The person cared for or supported could be a relative, partner, friend or neighbour who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems.

We are recruiting for a staff member to work with all colleagues within Involve Carers and Involve Kent, Health and Social Service Professionals and local Voluntary Sector. The aim is to successfully deliver and develop a range of exemplary, innovative and responsive services to support Carers in the Maidstone and Malling area. This will include developing and running activities, training, wellbeing and drop in sessions for Carers in the Maidstone and Malling area. Supporting and managing Involve Carers’ Volunteers. Promoting all services and activities within Involve to Carers where appropriate.

Candidates will need to be hard working and flexible, achieve service goals, be self-reliant, have excellent communication skills, have experience in providing advice and information, the ability to support volunteers and hold a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.

This position is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. A DBS check will be required for this role.

To download an application form and find out more about the role, apply online.

Closing date: 22 May 2017
Interviews: 26 May 2017

Hours: 37.5 hours - full time/fixed term contract

In this role you will manage and develop vibrant and engaging community hubs, that deliver opportunities and positive outcomes for individuals, families and the wider community. Working with colleagues, partners and commissioners you will deliver engaging events that will make a difference to people’s lives.

This post requires the successful candidate to hold a full driving licence with access to a private vehicle for business use and is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

You will have experience of managing community services and a good knowledge of providing and sourcing interventions centered on community need. You will have experience in managing projects and staff in line with an agreed delivery plan.

To apply and find out more about the role, apply online.

Closing date: 30 May 2017 at 9am
Interviews: 16 June 2017

Location: Shepway district

Salary: £23,000

Hours: full time, mainly working evenings and weekends

Salus is a social enterprise established to deliver services to children and young people. We have recently been commissioned to deliver centre based and detached Youth Services in the district of Shepway.

We are currently seeking an Integrated Youth Officer to implement our range of centre and street based youth services across these districts. The role will involve working directly with young people and agencies, offering services and support with an aim to improve young people’s emotional health and well-being.

We are looking for a talented individual, experienced in working directly with young people in creative and innovative ways to achieve the best possible outcomes. This post will require energy and enthusiasm to ensure the success of this highly valued service.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

To apply, please download an application form and job description at www.salusgroup.org.uk
Completed application forms should be returned to info@salusgroup.org.uk

Or by post to, The Barn, Greenacres, Pound Lane, Smeeth, Ashford, TN25 6RJ

Closing date: 12 June 2017
Interviews: 22 June 2017

For more information, please contact Peter Heckel on 07725 59 57 19 or Stephen Cook on 07725 59 57 50.

Location: Maidstone/Gravesend (is negotiable)

Salary: £20,000 - £26,000

The Salus Family Support Service provides early help and preventative support for families to become resilient and for children to have the best start in life.

The nature of the service means that our case management and record keeping needs to be excellent. We also need to be able to provide the commissioner with timely and accurate data.

Do you have experience of quality assuring case files and managing data? Do you have experience of a case management systems or other online recording? Are you able to support others to better use systems? Do you have excellent attention to detail?

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

To apply, please download an application form and job description at www.salusgroup.org.uk
Completed application forms should be returned to info@salusgroup.org.uk

Closing date: 5 June 2017 at 9am
Interviews: 7 June 2017

For more information, please contact Sally Ward on 07725 59 57 37.

Location: Tonbridge and Malling

Salary: £23,000 - £26,000

While your background may be in social work, youth work, housing, community development or any other related area, we are particularly looking for highly motivated and talented individuals, experienced at working creatively, innovatively and respectfully to achieve change.

Do you have what it takes to make a real difference to the lives of children, young people and their families facing multiple challenges and disadvantage?

Do you have a professional background that gives you the knowledge to work with families for maximum impact? Do you have wide ranging and diverse skills gained through experience of working with families in challenging circumstances.

Most importantly, do you have the personal skills and values to be creative and resilient in engaging families, to offer practical focussed support and challenge, to recognise parents as experts and at all times, to ‘think family’.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

To apply, please download an application form and job description at www.salusgroup.org.uk
Completed application forms should be returned to info@salusgroup.org.uk

Closing date: 5 June 2017
Interviews: 7 June 2017

For more information, please contact Sally Ward on 07725 59 57 37.

Salary: £19,450

Location: Ashford, Shepway and Swale.

Hours: 37.5 hours (12 month contract)

We are looking for professional individuals who are seeking a rewarding career within the volunteer sector. You will need to have experience in identifying and meeting individual carers needs.  A warm and pleasant manner with the ability to provide appropriate up to date information, give advice guidance. Be able to complete an assessment directly with carers and coordinate their support in order to support them in their caring role.

You will need to be able to:

  • complete statutory carer’s assessments, carer’s star assessments and review assessments and support plans in line with the Carers Policy, the Care Act and organisational procedures
  • assess carers eligibility to access funded support, such as the CCG funded Primary Care Rapid Access Service and grants
  • work with carers to identify their needs, and support options to meet the needs of their demanding role
  • empower carers taking into account their views and feelings and well-being, help them to access support and treatment for the person they are caring for
  • support carers to develop confidence and skills to enable them to empower themselves and self-advocate
  • liaise with other organisations and agencies on behalf of carers
  • process and make referrals to and from other agencies (both statutory and non-statutory)
  • provide advice and guidance in relation to benefits and practical assistance to complete associated forms
  • undertake low level advocacy on behalf of carers
  • organise and facilitate support groups, activities and events for carers across the region with support from our activities coordinator
  • attend and contribute to networking events across the region to promote the service, raise awareness of carers and their needs and identify hidden carers
  • record carer contact and support information on database and information systems within agreed timeframes.

Any appointment will be subject to satisfactory references and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.You also must have full drivers license and the use of a car.

For more information, please contact Sara@carers-ashford.org.uk for an application pack or call Maggie Pordage for a more informal chat on 01233 66 43 93.