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Working for us

When you join Carers First you join a vibrant, inclusive, and supportive staff team who all have a shared interest in supporting unpaid carers to continue living their lives to the fullest.

We believe that our employees really do make a difference, therefore, we emphasise the importance of learning and development, as well as actively encouraging our employees to develop their skills with our fantastic learning and development programme.  

We have a wide range of roles supporting the charity to reach and support as many carers as possible so, if you want to join our mission, please take a look at our current vacancies.

Rewarding Our Employees

We provide a reward package for our employees upon joining Carers First.

Our reward package includes:

  • 26 days Annual Leave which increases with continuous service + Bank Holidays.
  • 1 days Birthday Leave
  • Benenden Private Healthcare Membership (following successful probationary period)
  • Pension
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Carer Passports
  • Flexible Working Options available

Catherine James Team Lead

Mixed learning with practice works well. It is lovely to learn in small groups so we can all manage to give feedback and discuss our own experiences.

Investing in your development

Our in-house learning and development programme is specifically designed to not only assist you with your role but to enhance your potential.

As part of our commitment to investing in our employees learning and development, we offer over 20 courses covering skill enhancement, personal development, and management programmes, in addition to all mandatory learning.

Learning and development works closely with managers and employees to ensure that our L&D programmes meet the objectives and personal development needs of our employees.  We offer a range of E-Learning, zoom and classroom-based learning so that staff can both learn at their own pace and/or share knowledge and experiences from their peers across the Charity.

Cari Hook Team Manager, Essex

Mixing staff from our different teams across the organisation allows opportunity to gain more knowledge of each other’s roles and adds to the learning experience

Jennifer Agbonlahor, Carer Support Advisor

What our employees say about working for Carers First

Ellie Boon, Carers First Volunteer Manager

What our employees say about working for Carers First

Our values

Our work will be guided and informed by our beliefs and commitments to our values