about 2 months ago
Barnet Carers Centre is seeking a volunteer HR assistant for 1-2 days per week, to assist with various duties in the office.
Ideally working at least on a Thurday every week, we are hoping to meet a volunteer who has an interest in HR and who may be considering studying a qualification in this field.
As Barnet Carers continues to grow and deliver more services to carers across the Borough, there are many exciting things happening - and lots of work to be done by our dedicated HR team! You will be joining a busy but very supportive and friendly team, and will gain a great insight into what a typical day for an HR professional is like!
On a typical day, you will assist on the 'employee lifecycle', such as checking references, running DBS checks, drafting appointment letters and contracts, input data into the HR database and help to maintain the records. You may also be asked to post job adverts online and to arrange telephone interviews.
You need not be training to become an HR professional, although it is of course desirable if you are studying towards CIPD or an HR degree. A keen interest is sufficient !
As you will be working with sensitive information, your discretion is required.
Travel expenses and supervision offered.
About BARNET CARERS CENTRE
Barnet Carers Centre was established in 1996 and is a network partner of Carers Trust. We are an independent charity based in North Finchley.
The Centre offers advice, information, emotional and practical support for all informal carers who live or work in the London Borough of Barnet.
What is a Carer?
Carers look after family members, partners or friends in need of help because they are ill, frail, have a disability or could not cope without them. The care they provide is unpaid and not a career choice.
If someone is paid to look after another person we use the description 'personal care assistant' to avoid confusion.
Why Support Carers?
Caring for someone can be one of the most fulfilling things we do in our life. With 6.5 million people in the UK caring unpaid for an ill, frail or disabled family member or friend, it is almost certain that this is something most of us will have to face in our life. However, the incredible responsibility shouldered by unpaid carers goes largely unacknowledged.
Even worse, they are being let down due to lack of support which can have a huge impact on their lives and their ability to effectively perform their caring role. Carers may need support looking after their own physical and mental health, managing their caring with work/studying responsibilities and resuming their lives once their caring duties are complete. This is where Barnet Carers Centre can help.
Registering with us as a carer means you do not have to fulfil your caring duties alone. As an adult carer you will have access to advice, information, support, breaks, community and home based enablement services.
Registering with us as a Young Carer (under 18) through our Young Carers and Siblings (BYCAS) service gives you access to a range of support services - including outings, clubs, and group activities.
What are we looking for?
Above all, we are looking for somebody who is willing to learn and is able to make a commitment to us. You should be highly organised with good attention to detail and accuracy, as well as having an interest in HR.
We welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life. You must be at least 16 to be considered for this role.
To apply please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.