Job description


Programmes Officer (0084)

About Us

Carers Trust works to transform the lives of unpaid carers across the UK. We partner with our network of local carer organisations to provide funding and support, deliver innovative and evidence-based programmes and raise awareness & influence policy.

Vision:    Unpaid carers are heard and valued, with access to support, advice, and   resources to enable them to live fulfilled lives

                ‘Unpaid carers: heard, valued and supported'

Mission:  We transform the lives of unpaid carers through partnership, evidence,   influence and innovation

About The Job

Job title:  Programmes Officer, Carers Support Fund Wales

Contract: Fixed Term to 31 March 2025

Hours: 28hrs per week (flexible days to be worked)

Salary: £26,319 per annum (actual salary for 0.8FTE)

Location: Hybrid (Remote working plus access to Carers Trust offices)

Closing date: 11 December 2022


(Pro rata) 29.5 days annual leave (April-March) plus bank holidays, pension scheme (3% rising to 5% employer contribution post-probation), flexible working, paid carers leave and two paid volunteer days.


About the role

Carers Trust is recruiting a new post of Programmes Officer to join the established and thriving Grants & Programmes Team, who lead on grant making and programme activities with organisations and programme partners interested in developing support and effective approaches for carers across the UK.

The Programmes Officer will take a lead role in coordinating a cross organisation team and contribute directly to the overall management of the Carers Support Fund Wales 22-25. By March 2025, this programme will deliver locally defined, appropriate support services to 30,000 carers across Wales who are experiencing financial hardship due to the cost of living situation and the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The post holder will coordinate the breadth of the grant and programme management process including assessments, governance, monitoring and report writing. They will also be a data champion, ensuring that programme data is accurate, timely and useful to inform the programme and the carer landscape across Wales.

The successful candidate will have experience in coordinating high volume, complex programmes and excellent organisational skills. They will also be an adaptable communicator, particularly in drafting accessible and engaging materials for a variety of stakeholders.


This is a great opportunity for someone interested in furthering their grant making career, joining a vibrant organisation and successful, cross organisational team.

Carers Trust has a number of measures in place to support the carers in its employment including flexible working options and carers leave.


Equal Opportunities

As an equal opportunities' employer, Carers Trust is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Carers Trust.

Find out more about Working for Carers Trust


  • Salary:
    £ 26,319
  • Rate:
    Annual Salary
  • Directorate:
    Programmes and Impact
  • Team:
    Grants and Programmes
  • Vacancy Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
  • Closing Date:
    11 December 2022
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