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Staying true to our values and commitments, Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre now support over 12,000 carers across Wigan and the surrounding areas. We seek to recruit and retain a high calibre of committed individuals with a passion for delivering excellent support to unpaid carers.
At our organisation we take a different approach to recruitment and truly focus on values, and what an individual can bring to support both young and adult carers. We appreciate the strength and skills of all our staff and are always keen to hear from caring, proactive individuals, keen to make a difference.
As a new member of staff you will:
- Receive necessary equipment to undertake your role.
- Receive full training and ongoing management support.
- Receive professional development support.
- Receive payment for mileage or expenses incurred.
- Receive support for health and wellbeing and flexible working.
Other benefits include free parking and a competitive pension contribution scheme.
As a minimum, all our employees and volunteers are required to have a basic DBS check.
Our registered centre is located in Hindley, although some of our staff adopt an agile working strategy across the borough.
We put people at the heart of what we do to create a caring community where people want to work and visit. As a member of our team, you will be able to make a positive difference to people’s lives every day.
No matter how much time you can give or where you are based, we’d love to hear from you. By volunteering for Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre, you can make a real difference to the lives of unpaid carers in Wigan.
Our board of trustees is critical to our work and success, and in shaping our future direction. We want to make sure our board reflects the voices and diversity of all unpaid carers to create opportunities of sustainability, collaboration and leadership.
If you’re as committed to our cause as we are then we would love to hear from you.
Student work placements
Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre are committed to providing a safe and high-quality learning environment for all learners to prepare them for their future roles and careers.
We will ensure all learners are welcomed, valued and provided with an inclusive, safe, stimulating and supportive learning experience. Learning infrastructure and resources will meet the needs of all learners, ensuring that all staff who supervise learners undertake their responsibilities with the due care and diligence expected by relevant professional and regulatory bodies.
Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre is proud to have been involved in the training of students for several years and is committed to ensuring all students have an experience which will equip them with skills for life. Currently we have students on placement from a range of universities, studying in fields of Social Work, Nursing and Mental Health.
Throughout their placement, students will contribute and communicate with a wide range of professionals and support organisations to develop multi-professional working skills and providing the best support for both young and adult carers.
Dionne Carroll, Training and Support Officer at WLCC said “Students are an integral part of our service. Their contribution of energy, skills and compassion help us provide the best possible services to unpaid carers in Wigan. We will support you from start to finish, and with everything in between.”
We offer student placements for anyone on a relevant course of study including:
- Health and Social Care/Social Work
- Youth and Community Development
- Psychology/Counselling/Therapy based courses
If you would like more information about university placements, please contact our team at: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: ‘University placements’.
Supported employment placements
Our organisation works in partnership with Wigan’s Supported Employment Service (SES) to support people with a disability or long-term health condition to gain and sustain paid employment. We are delighted to offer a supported internship programme, aimed at young people aged 16 to 24 who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan. This is an exciting opportunity for young people, who are eligible, to learn a wide variety of skills ranging from computers and IT, reception and telephone duties and project work.
If you would like more information about the Supported Internship Programme, please contact our team at: email@example.com with the subject line: ‘Supported Internships’.
Equality and diversity statement
Equality and diversity are fundamental to our core beliefs and values. Everyone should be treated with respect and dignity. Wigan and Leigh Cares Centre welcome people from all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, socio-economic classes, religions, disabilities and ages in everything we do. By including everyone our organisation is a better place and we can provide better services.
We strive to prevent discrimination and protect our staff, the people who use our services, and our members from being discriminated against.
Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre are therefore delighted to announce that we have been awarded Disability Confident Employer status.
Angela Allison, Chief Officer says: “We are proud to be a member of the Disability Confident scheme. Disability Confident Employers are recognised nationally as going the extra mile to make sure disabled people get a fair chance.”
To become a Disability Confident Employer, we had to commit to inclusive and accessible recruitment, offer a guaranteed interview to disabled people, provide reasonable adjustments and support existing employees. As part of the assessment, we also have to ensure there’s work experience, apprenticeships and other placements available.