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

Communications Officer

  • Salary: £25,000 – £28,000 (pro rata)
  • Hours: 28 hours per week
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Closing date: Monday 17th September 2018, 12 noon

VOCAL is a carer-led charity, supporting over 9,000 unpaid family carers in Edinburgh and Midlothian each year. We seek to fill the vacancy of Communications Officer to help us expand our reach to carers and the public to promote the wide range of carer support services available to carers.

Applicants will evidence extensive experience in website and WordPress management, press, media, email and social media marketing with CRM, InDesign and Photoshop skills.

Strong planning, design and public presentation skills with a good understanding of carers’ issues are essential, as are motivation, leadership and people skills and the ability to establish positive partnerships with staff, volunteer and a wide range of agencies and professionals across public, private and third sectors.

How to apply

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

We welcome applications from under-represented minority groups.

For further details please e-mail jobs@vocal.org.uk, or contact VOCAL, 60 Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 5HB. T: 0131 622 6666

We invite applications to reach us by Monday 17th September 2018, 12 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.