Job Vacancies at VOCAL

VOCAL is a dynamic and carer-led organisation VOCAL, supporting over 10,000 carers in Edinburgh and Midlothian. We are committed to excellence in public services with several quality assurance marks to prove it. We positively encourage applications from under-represented minority groups.

Current vacancies

Finance Officer

  • Salary: £22,500 – £24,700 (pro rata)
  • Hours: 30 hours per week, with potential to expand to full-time 36 hours
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Closing date:Friday 26th October
  • Interviews:Wednesday 31st October

VOCAL’s operations have grown rapidly over recent years with increasing demand for carer support. As a result, financial management and reporting to a growing and diverse range of funding bodies requires the support of a dedicated and experienced Finance Officer.

The postholder will provide accountancy and financial management support to VOCAL and its business operations in Edinburgh and Midlothian. (S)he will maintain and develop financial control and administration systems, support budgeting process, annual audit and fundraising initiatives and support financial reporting to funders and donors.

The postholder will support VOCAL’s CEO and treasurer and be part of a dynamic team of professionals, benefitting from a strong team spirit and the job satisfaction of supporting local carers and the people they care for.

How to apply

Please download the application pack below and return the application and monitoring forms to jobs@vocal.org.uk or by post to: VOCAL Edinburgh Carers Hub, 60 Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 5HB:

We welcome applications from under-represented minority groups.

We invite applications to reach us by Friday 26 October 2018

2 x Carer Support Worker (Self Directed Support)

  • Salary: £25,000 – £27,600 (pro rata)
  • Hours: 28/30 hours per week
  • Location: Edinburgh & Midlothian (one post in each location)
  • Closing date: Monday 15 October 2018, noon
  • Interviews: Friday 26 October

The postholder will support unpaid family carers to identify personal outcomes and self-directed support options. (S)he will provide person-centred support to address issues arising from the caring situation and help carers broker appropriate supports to strengthen resilience, health and wellbeing and personal development.

The postholder will be part of a dynamic team, work closely with partners of other agencies and evidence excellent interpersonal skills and a good understanding of the issues impacting on people with caring responsibilities.

These posts are funded by the Scottish Government’s Support in the Right Direction programme, initially until March 2021.

How to apply

Please download the application pack below and return the application and monitoring forms to jobs@vocal.org.uk or by post to: VOCAL Edinburgh Carers Hub, 60 Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 5HB or VOCAL Midlothian, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalkeith EH22 3NX:

We welcome applications from under-represented minority groups.

We invite applications to reach us by Monday 15 October 2018, noon.

VOCAL Trustees

  • Salary: Unpaid
  • Status: Management Board
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Closing date: 10th September 2018

Over 9,000 carers in Edinburgh and Midlothian put their trust in VOCAL … would you – by becoming a trustee of our charity?

VOCAL is the lead carer support agency in Edinburgh and Midlothian. By 2021, VOCAL seeks to support over 10,000 carers in Edinburgh and Midlothian who care for a family member or friend who is elderly, disabled or in need of support. We build on a strong team of 35 staff and some 70 volunteers.

We are now seeking to strengthen the governance and strategic development of the organisation with new trustees.

Applicants will be residents in Midlothian or Edinburgh and will have experienced caring in their own families. They will be able to strengthen the Board with professional or volunteer experience of governance, with business or enterprising skills, experience in finance, HR management or income generation.

VOCAL is committed to excellence in public services with several quality assurance marks to prove it. We positively encourage applications from under-represented minority groups.

How to apply
Download an VOCAL Trustee Application Form and return to chiefexecutive@vocal.org.uk, or by post to Chief Executive, VOCAL – Voice of Carers Across Lothian, Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 5HB.

We invite applications to reach us by Monday 10 September 2018.

Find out more about VOCAL

How we protect your personal data
Your application will be stored on VOCAL’s secure systems and we will only use this information to process and contact you regarding your application. None of the information provided will be shared with a third party unless required to do so or you have given your consent. If you are successful, your application form and any references will be kept for your personnel file. If unsuccessful, your application will be stored for 3 months and then deleted from our systems.