Derbyshire Carers Association (DCA) is a friendly, innovate and growing Charity that’s adding huge social value to families and communities across the East Midlands.

 We recruit skilled staff and volunteers who share our core values. We offer flexible working (where appropriate), generous leave entitlements and we also support Carers within the workplace. Staff are encouraged to improve their skills whilst working for DCA and we offer a variety of free training packages to support personal development.

 We have volunteer and apprenticeship roles within the organisation which can improve potential job opportunities, and in many cases, has led to gaining employment with DCA.

 If you want to make a difference by supporting the thousands of unpaid Carers across Derbyshire, then we hope you'll consider coming to work for us.


Chief Executive

Chief Executive – Derbyshire/Midlands - £46,795 (£66,594 - £72.178 f.t.e)

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Derbyshire Carers Association is a Charity Company dedicated to supporting unpaid carers of family members or friends who cannot manage at home without help.

We are seeking an enthusiastic leader – working an average of 26 hours per week – to drive forward the changes needed to tackle the challenges facing the Charity during 2021 and beyond. Our staff teams have successfully adapted ways of working during the Covid 19 pandemic to ensure that as many carers as possible continue to receive help and support. The new Chief Executive will build on the Charity’s experiences in order to develop services and partnerships across Derbyshire and the Midlands Area thus ensuring DCA’s long term financial sustainability.


The successful candidate will have an innovative approach and be able to demonstrate senior level experience of financial planning and management, project management, and successful tendering for contracts.

Closing date – 7th May 2021

210326 CEO role description.pdf (165 KB)

210326. Person Specification CEO .pdf (86 KB)

DCA Application Form



Young Carer Mental Health Support Worker

We’re recruiting for a Young Carer Mental Health Support Worker to work within our established Young Carers Service. This specialist position involves supporting young carers who take care of someone with a mental health diagnosis, working with them and their family to reduce the impact of their caring role. You would be working as part of a team, providing targeted support to your case load, but working with others to increase the opportunities for socialising and linking in with other young carers, frequently engaging with other professionals and agencies. The role is funded by Children in Need and is an 18 month contract, 20 hours per week.


Closing date for applications: Friday 9th April 2021

Interviews to be held week commencing 19th April 2021


Start date: ASAP

Mental Health Worker Person Spec (002).doc (50 KB)

Mental Health Worker Job Description March 2021.doc (43 KB)

DCA Application Form


Health Liaison worker

We are recruiting for a Health Liaison worker to join our Nottinghamshire Carers team. You will be work with GP surgeries and other healthcare professionals to raise awareness of carers needs and to make health service more accessible for carers. You will be responsible for delivering training, reviews, advice and guidance to a group of GP surgeries, as part of the Health Liaison team. This post is 15 hours per week, to be worked flexibly and is a 1 year contract (with the possibility of extension depending on funding).

Closing date for applications: 9th April 2021

Interviews to be held week commencing 19th April 2021


Job start date ASAP

Health Liaison Worker Nottinghamshire Job Description.doc (185 KB)

DCA Application Form


Trustees Required

Are you interested in helping us to make a difference to the lives of carers?

We are looking for skilled and enthusiastic volunteers to join our Board as Trustees/Directors.

We particularly need Trustees with a financial, fund raising or a legal background but our overwhelming need is for new Trustees with a keen interest in helping us to meet the diverse needs of carers.  New Trustees/Directors will contribute to the development of our charity as we face the challenges ahead and will have the capacity to commit time on a regular basis to governance issues. Personal experience of being a carer and/or having links to minority communities and/or young carers would be helpful.

New Trustee Role Description

An application pack can be obtained via email from -


Completed forms should either be emailed to   or posted to the address on the application form.

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