Hireful Ltd
Remote
£27,037 per year
Contract, 1 year FTC, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

Primary Care Project Coordinator (Full Time, 1 Year Fixed Term)


The Primary Care Project Coordinator (PCPC) will work with the Carer Services Director to implement the Primary Care Engagement Project, initially building relationships with health colleagues to understand their needs to enable them to better support carers. Carers Support West Sussex will receive additional funding to broaden the project in the coming months and this will allow us to recruit additional staff to provide direct support to carers within Primary Care. Once this funding is in place, the PCPC will support the recruitment of and provide line management to the 2 primary carer wellbeing workers and will lead on the development of this enhanced support to carers.

YOU will work as our primary care engagement officer whose role will be to pick up on the work started by our community teams and to engage with GPs, Social Prescribers, Patient Participation Groups, Pharmacy, and other community health providers to consider and implement recommendations from the NHS Long-term Plan and the Framework of Quality Markers. This one-year pilot will pull together best practice examples and work with Primary Care colleagues in West Sussex to support the development of Carer Friendly Practice, following guidelines from NICE to develop these Quality Standards:


Carers are identified by health and social care organisations and encouraged to recognise their role and rights.
Carers are supported to actively participate in decision making and care planning for the person they care for.
Carers having a carer’s assessment are given the opportunity to discuss what matters most to them, including their own health, wellbeing and social care needs, and work, education, or training.
Carers are regularly given the opportunity to discuss with health and social care practitioners the value of having a break from the caring and the options available to them.


The carers we support come from such different walks of life that we are particularly interested in attracting candidates from similarly diverse backgrounds, including Asian, Arab, Black, Mixed/Multiple Ethnic Groups, White Other (e.g. Eastern European, Gypsy, Roma) and any other Ethnic minorities. Please read more about our diversity efforts below and if you have any feedback or suggestions, we would love to hear from you.


Before you keep reading:

PLEASE DO NOT SEE EVERYTHING IN THIS JOB AD AS "MUST HAVE", BUT RATHER A GUIDING LIST OF WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR. WE KNOW NO CANDIDATE WILL BE THE PERFECT MATCH FOR ALL WE HAVE MENTIONED IN THIS ADVERTISEMENT, SO DO NOT BE AFRAID TO APPLY IF YOU FEEL YOU ARE CLOSE TO THE BRIEF BUT NOT "SPOT ON".


ABOUT YOU
You are a natural communicator who is sensitive to people’s individual situations and values the contribution of all stakeholders.
You demonstrate excellent organisational and time management skills and ability to make decisions and use professional expertise.  
You can remain calm and in control in a crisis and to be measured in your response.
You are confident, energetic and passionate about improving the wellbeing of others.
You are able to work across a diverse of communities and to work in an inclusive working environment.
You can work flexibly as part of a team and works in a way consistent with the organisational values.
You are able to to think creatively about the support available to help carers to set realistic goals. 
You have the UK right to work and are prepared to undertake relevant background checks, including references and Enhanced DBS (working with adults).


YOUR ATTRIBUTES
Others have described you as...
- A natural communicator who loves to listen and talk to people
- Empathetic and caring
- Calm in crisis and a good planner
- Open-minded
- Someone who values everyone's differences
- Have experience of working independently and without direct supervision


KEY DUTIES 
will have direct Line Management of 2 Primary Care Engagement Workers
YOU will work with Carers Support West Sussex Locality Teams to build relationships with local Primary Care to support the implementation of key streams of work, including Primary Care Quality Markers and the NICE Supporting Adult Carers Guideline
YOU will support integrated teams in primary care to identify carers and ensure that they know about their right to a carer's assessment and what this is, the benefits of having one and how to obtain one.
YOU will engage with local Integrated Care System / NHS partners to develop a programme of work with Primary Care Networks
YOU will map the local Primary Care support to carers – audit of GP websites and practices. Identify good practice.Work with 40 General Practices to agree how to support with embedding the Quality Markers to support carers
YOU will create a toolkit for Primary Care practitioners - carer awareness training and resources – mix of face to face and virtual
YOU will work with carers and Primary Care to define what does ‘Carer friendly’ mean, what are carer champions within the practice, what does their role entail.
YOU will ensure safeguarding vulnerable adults and children and the health and safety of staff, volunteers and carers is considered.

OUR CULTURE AND DIVERSITY
At Carers Support, we are building an inclusive workplace where everyone can do their best work and be proud to belong.

We believe that talent is distributed to all of us in equal measure and our differences are a strength not a weakness. We recruit for potential, not perfection. Everyone’s unique history has value and our doors are open to people at every meeting of race, religion or belief, different physical ability, age, nationality or citizenship, ethnic origin, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sex, sexual orientation, family structure, and gender identity. 

The carers we support come from such different walks of life that we are particularly interested in attracting candidates from similarly diverse backgrounds, including Asian, Arab, Black, Mixed/Multiple Ethnic Groups, White Other (e.g. Eastern European, Gypsy, Roma) and any other Ethnic minorities. If you have any feedback or suggestions about anything in relation to this job advert, we would love to hear from you


VALUES WE ARE LOOKING FOR IN CANDIDATES
We are focused, putting carers at the heart of everything we do.
We act together, working with and for carers, the communities they live in and the people that can make a difference to them.

We are leaders, working with each other to find potential and opportunities across all communities, enabling carers to be identified and involved.


WE ARE COMMITTED TO BEHAVIOURS THAT SUPPORT  
Quality – the highest practical level we can reach in outcomes, learning and behaviour
Inclusivity – respecting people, cultures, and organisations
Caring – improving quality of life and influencing behaviour change
Integrity – operating with honesty and reliability
Loyalty – long-term committed partnerships and co-operation
Innovation – driving our service development and our will to succeed


Please note we reserve the right to close this role prior to the stated end date, should we receive a sufficient number of applications. Please apply as soon as possible to be considered.

Salary £ 27,037 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week (We can be flexible with this eg. 30 Hours a week)
Benefits
FLEXIBLE hours – work around your commitments HOLIDAYS 25 days + 8 Bank Holidays increasing to 27 + 8 after two years and 28 + 8 after 5 years of service EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME with perks and discounts TEAM of kind and caring colleagues

Ref: 134188

Posted on: 27 June 2022
Closed date: 18 July 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: 134188
Tags: Project Management, Operations