Engagement Officer - Kirklees Care Association

Kirklees Care Association (KirCA)
We are open to a mixture of working hours and days; the minimum commitment would be 1 day per week, but full-time hours are available
Across Kirklees
Up to 31/3/2023 but with the possibility of extension if funding is available
£31,895- £32,798 (Grade 10 local authority equivalent you will be employed by KirCA)

Kirklees Council are advertising this role on behalf of Kirklees Care Association.

Kirklees Care Association (KirCA) is a not-for-profit organisation representing and supporting independent social care providers across Kirklees. KirCA is sector led and is involved in a range of different projects within the social care sector. This is a great opportunity to build your skills and knowledge and join our multi-disciplinary team.

We are just about to start an exciting project to support care providers to adopt digital care systems and wider technology that helps prevent falls in people who are at high risk. This is a short term project, but it may be extended if we are able to deliver the first phase of the work – that is where you come in!

We are looking for people who can support care providers in exploring the best approaches to using technology as part of delivering care. You might already work in the care or digital sector and be looking for a new full time challenge, or you may be able to help us alongside an existing part-time role.

If you are good at talking to people and developing innovative solutions with them, we would love to hear from you. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with strong interpersonal, organisational and negotiation skills.

You will be working to support care providers involved in the project. You will support them in applications for funding. You will also support them when they are thinking about and designing what they want from digital solutions.

There will be some project management work to make sure we monitor our delivery of the project, and you will have to provide updates on progress at regular meetings.

Our ideal applicant will be highly motivated, be prepared to work flexibly, in a high profile and demanding environment, working to tight deadlines to achieve success for our project.

We can offer you:

  • A competitive salary
  • Excellent annual leave entitlement
  • Mobile and agile working – you might be based at home or in one of our provider settings
  • A supportive team environment

    For more information about this post please contact Jo Byfield at jo.byfield@kirkleescareassociation.co.uk

    In order to apply for this post please send your CV and a covering letter outlining how your skills and experience will help deliver the key areas of responsibility and how you meet the essential and desirable criteria in the employee specification. Your CV and covering letter should be sent to jo.byfield@kirkleescareassociation.co.uk with the subject “Engagement Post Application.”

    Closing date: 9 October 2022, 11:55 PM.

    Interviews will be held 13 & 14 October 2022.

    Start Date: As soon as possible – to be agreed with successful applicant.

    We know there is a wealth of talent among people who have a disability, and we encourage applications from people with all differing abilities. If you need any support completing an application, or any other format for the application or Job Description please contact the Recruitment Team for help by email: jo.byfield@kirkleescareassociation.co.uk

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

    09 October 2022, 11:55 PM

    Important Information

    This vacancy is closed to applications.