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Carer Link Worker - Primary Care

The Carers Centre for Brighton & Hove
BN1 2PT, Brighton
£24,000 - £26,000 (depending upon experience)
Closing date
6 Feb 2022
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Job Details

Salary: £24,000 - £26,000

Responsible to: Adult Carers Team Manager

Accountable to: CEO

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week
(incl. weekends/evenings occasionally)

Place of Work: 18 Bedford Place, Brighton BN1 2PT, plus other venues around Brighton and Hove

Annual Leave: 25 days per year (plus 3 additional Christmas office closure days)

Length of Contract: Permanent

Period of Notice: One month

Probation Period: Six months

Purpose of the job

  • To provide carers awareness training across the Primary Care Services and link up with the Care Clusters of the city
  • To improve referral rates from health professionals into the Carers Hub
  • To assess the needs of carers referred by health professionals

Principal duties

  1. To develop, adapt and deliver carers awareness training and liaison across the Primary Care Services, including GPs and related staff, through a range of bespoke resources (created in collaboration with Carers Hub partners)
  2. To support and maintain the commitment of Primary Care staff through a variety of means (e.g. email updates, newsletter contributions, follow-up training etc)
  3. To ensure the Carers Hub is a member of key Primary Care strategic groups in order to promote the support and recognition of carers
  4. To work with and support GP surgeries to meet Quality Markers standards or other applicable NHS priority initiatives in their support of carers
  5. To support the planning and delivery of key events throughout the year such as Carers Week and Carers Rights Day so that health partners are represented
  6. To support Carers Hub colleagues with the initial assessment of carers’ needs, particularly those referred by health professionals
  7. To maintain recording systems to monitor outcomes as appropriate, including the number of carers signposted or referred to the Carers Centre by GP practices, the number of GPs worked with, number of training sessions provided etc
  8. To maintain links with local authority Carers Lead and other stakeholders as appropriate, providing quarterly narrative reports to support the data gathered under duty 7 above
  9. To maintain contact with other health professionals (such as, but not limited to pharmacies and dentists) as appropriate.
  10. To carry out other duties appropriate to the role and responsibilities as may be delegated by the CEO

General requirements

  1. To use computers and other information and communication technology for a wide range of purposes including storing and communicating key information
  2. To work in accordance with the values, policies and procedures of the Carers Centre, including Safeguarding, Information Management, Confidentiality, Equal Opportunities and Health & Safety

This Job description refers to the duties of the post at the current time. Such Duties may vary from time to time, without changing the general nature of the duties or the level of responsibilities of the post. Such variations cannot of themselves justify a re-grading of the post.


The Carers Centre for Brighton & Hove is our city’s local, life-changing carers charity. Since 1988 we have been providing unpaid family/friend carers with emotional support, advice and a well-deserved break from their caring role.

Our local team of professionals and volunteers support Young Carers and Adult Carers by reducing the impact of caring on their social lives, emotional wellbeing and personal/educational/professional development.

Find Us
01273 746 222
18 bedford place
east sussex
bn1 2pt
United Kingdom
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