Carers Leeds Vacancies

Carers Befriending Co-ordinator PR109

Application deadline: Tuesday 24th May 2022

Vacancy Details:

  • Job Title:
    Carers Befriending Co-ordinator (PR109)
  • Hours:
    21 hours per week
  • Leave:
    25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata for part-time)
  • Contract:
    Fixed term to 31st March 2024
  • Location:
    Leeds / Hybrid Home Work Option
  • Closing Date:
    Tuesday 24th May 2022
  • Interview date:
    Wednesday 8th June 2022
  • Salary:
    SCP20 £26,446 (actual: £15,868)

Application documents:

Job Description and Person Specification (PDF)
Job advert (PDF)
Application (Online)
Privacy notice (PDF)

Carers Leeds is an independent charity that gives specialist and tailored support, advice and information to unpaid carers aged over 16yrs. An unpaid carer is someone who looks after a friend or relative that could not manage without a carer due to a health condition, frailty, substance misuse or disability.

Established in 1996, our award-winning service and team of expert support workers are dedicated to improving the lives of thousands of carers in Leeds.

Carers Leeds works in partnership with community groups, local businesses and third sector organisations to give carers in Leeds a network of support. We deliver confidential advice, guidance and emotional support that help carers keep on caring.

Brief Role Description:

To work with our existing carers befriending co-ordinator to increase capacity in our carers befriending project at Carers Leeds.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To recruit, train, motivate and supervise volunteer befrienders.
  • To assess carers and match them with a suitable befriender.
  • To deliver a service which is accessible to the diverse range of carers in Leeds.
  • To manage the project budget, including volunteer expense claims.
  • To input into the development of our overall volunteer programme.
  • To work with colleagues to promote the project to other organisations.
  • To work with colleagues to increase digital support offered to carers.
  • To use Carers Leeds systems to ensure carer and volunteer records are maintained and project evaluation is carried out.
  • This post is subject to a satisfactory a DBS check

Excellent terms and conditions including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata for part-time)
  • Flexitime
  • Hybrid working (part home/part office based)

Please submit online applications only. (No Agencies / CVs will not be accepted)

Carers Leeds celebrates diversity and is an Equal Opportunities organisation, we welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly BME and LGTBQ communities and/or people with disabilities.


Carers Leeds volunteers are integral to our service and we wouldn’t be able to run the range and diversity of services that we do offer if it weren’t for them. Could you be the next amazing volunteer to join our team? Take a look at our volunteering page here:

Carers Leeds supports unpaid carers:

Carers Advice Line: 0113 380 4300
Carers Advice Email: