Carers UK is looking for a Senior Projects and Research Officer to support the Consultancy and Services function to manage and deliver a number of projects over the next three years.
The pandemic has really shone a light on what Britain’s unpaid carers do and with as many as one in four of us now providing care we believe we have a burning platform to bring about change, as well as provide carers with the support they need.
The Senior Projects and Research Officer will provide support for project management and will contribute to research activity in the Business Development and Innovation Team.
You will be a highly motivated person with experience in project planning and project delivery, including relationship management. You will have good research skills and a demonstrable ability to design and deliver qualitative and quantitative research and to analyse and report information to different audiences. Collaborative in approach and with excellent communication skills you will have the ability to prioritise and manage a combination of different tasks and work effectively and efficiently to tight deadlines.
About the role
Carers UK’s Business Development and Innovation team delivers a range of funded and commissioned projects that develop and deliver digital products and services for unpaid carers. We need a self-starter who will assist in scoping and securing projects, will support the management and delivery of projects and will support the research activity necessary to deliver these projects.
Carers UK is the leading national charity, supporting, advocating for and connecting unpaid carers across the UK.
With over 6.5 million unpaid carers in the UK and 6,000 individuals becoming a carer every day the need to support them is growing and urgent. Unpaid carers save the country an estimated £530 million each day and are vital to the friends and family members they support, as well as to the wider community.
COVID-19 has dramatically affected carers across the country. Our recent polling suggests that the figure for unpaid carers could now be as high as 13.6 million, with 4.5 million people starting to care overnight due to the impact of coronavirus on services and individuals.
How to apply
The closing date for applications is: Friday 9 April 2021 - 12 noon
First interviews will be held: week commencing 12 April 2021
Please download and return supporting documents attached, with CV and personal statement by clicking on the Apply button below. The information on the diversity monitoring form will be treated as confidential and used for statistical purposes only.
Carers UK anonymises all applications prior to shortlisting.
Carers UK reserves the right to appoint at any stage, should an outstanding candidate emerge.