Southend Carers has provided a range of support services for Carers in Southend-on-Sea for over 20 years. 

We are always looking for a range of enthusiastic, motivated & confident individuals to join our team either as a permanent member of staff or as a volunteer who can lend a helping hand for a few hours each week.

Job opportunities

Digital Innovation & Inclusion Officer

If you are dynamic on databases, zippy with Zoom & superb on social media, we want to hear from you.

As part of our response to the national emergency around COVID-19, we have an exciting opportunity for a Digital Innovation & Inclusion Officer to join our team.

We are looking for a confident, creative and proactive individual, with the right skills and experience, to help us to stay connected and keep supporting Carers living in Southend-on-Sea.

Hours:                         18½ hours each week
Contract:                    Fixed-term.  6 month contract
Salary:                        £26,000 pro rata per annum/FTE
Work location:         Working from home/Southend Carers Office

In response to Covid pandemic, the “Carers’ Crisis Development Initiative” will create new ways to deliver our carer support programmes remotely and integrate them with our regular methods as the crisis eases and ‘lockdown’ ends.

This innovative project will also create digitally inclusive support framework for all Carers living in Southend-on-Sea and beyond.

Application details are available below or can be requested by emailing

  • Closing date:  5pm, Friday 30th October 2020
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an online interview on: Thursday 5th November 2020.

*No late applications or CVs will be accepted*

 At Southend Carers, we value diversity and recognise that different people bring different perspectives, ideas, knowledge and culture, and that this difference brings great strength.  

Applications from candidates with protected characteristics are welcomed.

Digital Innovation & Inclusion Officer – Application Pack – Microsoft Word
Digital Innovation & Inclusion Officer – Application Pack – PDF

Job Description/Person Specification – Microsoft Word
Job Description/Person Specification – PDF


Volunteering opportunities

Southend Carers offers Placements for Counselling Students

We provide a placement opportunity for local students to be able to obtain their counselling hours towards their qualification. Whilst in placement here the students gain beneficial insights into therapeutic work and valuable work experience required by their respective local colleges with whom we have a good working relationship. We provide an in house mentoring service with a qualified counsellor and mentor in order to enhance the students support service.

Southend Carers Counselling Service are proud to provide a placement opportunity for the BA (Hons) Counselling Programme at South Essex College and have passed our audit for the 3rd year running

General Volunteering

Southend Carers has provided a range of support services for Carers in Southend-on-Sea for almost 20 years. We are also Lead Partner for the Southend Carers Consortium – a new partnership of several local charities, who have joined together to support the Carers of Southend Borough through the provision of a one-stop-shop support service approach.Our main aims are to ensure that Carers of all ages (5-105 years) in Southend on Sea are:

  • able to live healthy lives as regards their mental and physical well-being
  • able to alleviate the social isolation that many feel due to their caring role and responsibilities
  • provided with the latest accurate advice, support & information relating to their needs and the lives of their dependants

We are looking for a range of enthusiastic & confident volunteers, with a few hours spare each week, to lend a helping hand to support this fabulous local carers charity!

If you would like to talk to us about any of our volunteering opportunities please phone 01702 393933 or email

All our volunteering opportunities can be found here.

If you are interested in any of the above opportunites with Southend Carers, you can complete the below online forms to apply:

 Volunteer Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form