Westbank is a registered charity established in 1986 and became company limited by guarantee in 2007. The organisation was originally set up to provide practical and emotional support to people in the villages along the west bank of the River Exe. The organisation now works with communities and individuals across Devon.

Devon Carers is one of the largest and most successful carer’s services in the UK, providing information and support to 20,000 carers of all ages, and is the focus for the delivery of a number of services for carers of all ages across Devon. These include:

  • Awareness-raising and identification of carers of all ages;
  • A countywide helpline, providing easy access to information and support;
  • A team of support staff facilitating drop-in sessions, carers support groups, school-based activities and time-limited one-to-one support.

Overall Job Purpose

To further develop, co-ordinate and pilot the sitting service pilot for carers, delivered in partnership with the voluntary sector.

Full details can be found in the Job Description

To apply

Please download an application form and return it to [email protected]

We will be shortlisting on the following criteria so please use the supporting statement to evidence how you meet these.

Shortlisting Criteria:

  • Experience of working to develop new projects and services;
  • Relevant knowledge/understanding of voluntary sector organisations and provision;
  • Experience of building relationships with external organisations and associations;
  • Relevant experience of working in a role involving effective liaison with other agencies;
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills;
  • An empathy with carers and volunteers and an understanding of their needs;
  • Ability to manage, develop and co-ordinate projects with carers or volunteers.

Closing date for applications: 09:00 Wednesday 14th April 2021

Virtual Interviews will be held: TBC

An Enhanced DBS Check is required for this role