Compliance Officer, Working for Carers

Job title:  Compliance Officer, Working for Carers

Salary: £30,328 per annum (if applicable, plus £3,000 Inner London Weighting)

Contract: Fixed term to 30 September 2022

35 hours a week

Location: Flexible (office based, Southwark SE1, and/or home based)

Carers Trust is the largest UK wide charity for the nation’s 7 million unpaid carers. Together with our Network Partners, we provide support, information, advice and services for children, young people and adults caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend.  The number of carers is a growing issue, with 3 in 5 of us likely to become a carer at some point in our lifetime. Carers save the UK economy over £119bn every year and act as a main support to our stretched health and social care systems.

We are currently looking for a Compliance Officer for our Working for Carers project. Working for Carers supports carers and former carers across London to find, or move closer to, employment. Support is tailored to meet individual carers’ needs but may include one-to-one support with an advisor, and access to a range of training and volunteering opportunities. The project is led by Carers Trust and delivered in partnership with four Network Partners (carers services) working across all London boroughs.

The successful candidate will have experience of preparing records for audit, ensuring that finance claims and project activity meet compliance requirements. They will have excellent attention to detail, good numeracy skills, and the ability to interpret complex data. They will also have extensive IT skills, with working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, and a good understanding of data protection issues. The successful candidate will have the proven ability to prioritise and manage their time effectively, and work towards meeting tight deadlines. They will also have good communication skills, with the ability to support others with compliance and preparing for audits. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in joining a vibrant organisation and successful, cross organisational team.

Working for Carers is jointly funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund as part of the Building Better Opportunities programme. This is a significant but time-limited project, focused on developing and delivering new services for unemployed and economically inactive carers across London. For this reason, this post is offered as a fixed term contract until 30 September 2022.

To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter and equality and diversity monitoring form to The cover letter should highlight why you are interested in this role, and how your experience and skills align with the requirements set out in the person specification.

Closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on 10 May 2021.  

Interviews will be held online (via Zoom) on 20 May 2021.

Carers Trust is committed to valuing diversity.  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.

Carers Trust is a Disability Confident employer. If a disabled applicant meets the minimum criteria for the job, they will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.

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

Charity numbers: England and Wales 1145181, Scotland SC042870.

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