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Job Title: Rights & Engagement Officer

Job type: Full-time (35 hours)

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £22,400 – £28,100


The role of a Rights and Engagement officer will offer exciting, diverse opportunities. This particular role is to build positive relationships with Young Carers to enable them to manage their caring role and offer a period of respite. To do this, you will provide one to one support to build resilience and trust with Young Carers.

The successful candidate will facilitate group work activities, supporting Young Carers to engage in a variety of opportunities, such as physical sporting activities, arts and crafts, bush craft, residential activities and much more. You may be required to support Young Carers to transport to activities, a full driving licence and access to a car is required.

The postholder will:

  • Create a safe environment for unpaid carers to build genuine relationships to participate in meaningful and engaging activities allowing them to express themselves, share their dreams and aspirations,
  • Identify unpaid carers’ needs, circumstances, and outcomes, and support them to achieve them by working collaboratively with colleagues, partners organisations and agencies,
  • Support unpaid carers to access to a range of advice, advocacy, information, and support enabling them to make informed decisions, identify and realise their goals and lead independent, fulfilling lives,
  • Create and deliver a range of individual and group activities to increase unpaid carers’ resilience, confidence, and social connections,
  • Maintain and build relationships with a broad range of public, private and Third Sector organisations, including schools, community groups, health and care providers, and others
  • Ensure unpaid carers’ voices and opinions are heard and taken into account in decision-making processes,
  • Work collaboratively with Angus Carers Centre’s teams to achieve its vision and strategic objectives,
  • Support unpaid carers to understand and exercise their rights by developing their sense of agency, independence, and efficacy,
  • Carry out reviews and evaluations to ensure access to appropriate and timely supports is available,
  • Identify and develop new opportunities for participation of carers in the delivery and shaping of services,
  • Continuously learn, reflect, and improve what we do to ensure evaluation is embedded into practice, and reflects agreed outcomes,
  • Raise profile of Angus Carers Centre by facilitating information and development sessions with a wide range of organisations, communities, and individuals.
  • Speak truth to power in a respectful, impactful and authentic manner,
  • Comply with Angus Carers Centre’s policies and procedures.

The above does not represent an exhaustive list of responsibilities and tasks but indicates the main responsibilities required from employees in the role. The organisation reserves the right to require employees to perform other duties from time to time.

Key values:

  • Strong sense of integrity,
  • Authentic and true to themselves and others,
  • Compassionate and boundaried,
  • Drive for social justice and equity

Qualifications and knowledge:

  • Good standard of education or qualification (or working towards) in health, youth work, social care, or relevant experience of building supportive relationships,
  • Understanding of the UNCRC, Adult Care legislation and Children’s Rights and the needs of diverse individuals and communities,
  • Full Driving License and a suitable vehicle for work with business insurance,


  • Working in diverse and outcome-focused teams,
  • Working with and advocating for disadvantaged groups or individuals,
  • Partnership working with private, public and Third sector organisations, including schools, health and care providers,
  • Supporting people to facilitate personal, social and educational growth,
  • Delivering youth-based and group activities aimed at improving confidence and self-esteem,
  • Using assessment tools to identify individual needs and aspirations, and ways of achieving them,

Skills and Ability

  • Knowledge of issues affecting young and adult carers, legislation and policy landscape related to carers,
  • Ability to build positive relationships with a wide range of individuals and agencies,
  • Knowledge of SHANARRI, adult and child protection frameworks and procedures,
  • Good level of IT literacy, such as MS Office and online tools and Apps,
  • Strong social and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of people at all levels,

Working hours

35 hours per week subject to organisational needs. Some work may have to be undertaken outside office hours, including evenings and weekends.

Special conditions

The post entails work with vulnerable people and falls within the definition of “regulated work” under the provision of the Protection of Vulnerable groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The post holder will require to be registered as a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme, which will involve a Disclosure Scotland check.  A full driving licence and access to a motor vehicle is desirable for this post

Office Location/Base

The post is based at 8 Grant Road, Arbroath, DD11 1JN.

Equal Opportunities

Angus Carers Centre is committed to being an Equal Opportunities Employer and we encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to consider joining Angus Carers Centre.


  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free car park
  • 29 days of annual leave (inclusive of 9 public holidays)
  • Flexible working, subject to organisational needs

Deadline for applications: 5pm on 21/08/2023

Interview date: TBC 

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