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Carers Co-Production Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

Cambridgeshire County Council is looking for a new Co-production Officer to champion co-production for Carers and other Adult Social Care service users across our system.  You will have great relationship building skills and have communication skills that bring others with you.

If you can fill this role, then we want to hear from you! 

We have recently published our new All-Age Carers Strategy 2022-2026 and are committed to ensuring that Cambridgeshire’s Carers are valued and appropriately supported. The Council is committed to people with lived experience of adult social care being involved at the heart of shaping our strategies and services.

The role will work with Carers and other Adult Social Care service users, carer organisations and groups, and partner agencies to ensure that delivery of the new strategy is fully co-produced, and that Carers are at the heart of any new services, initiatives or approaches that are developed. The postholder will be a ‘co-production, involvement and engagement’ expert and champion co-production approaches to support colleagues when developing co-production plans for other Adult Social Care strategies and programmes.

Working closely with Adult Social Care colleagues, the postholder will lead on coordinating co-production and involvement approaches for Carers, assist in establishing new co-production groups or networks and ensure that involvement opportunities are accessible and inclusive.

We would particularly welcome applications from people with current or previous experience in a caring role. 

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 22 April 2024.

For more information or to chat about this opportunity please contact Carol Williams, Strategic Development Manager at

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

About you

The successful candidate will: 

  • Have an understanding of co-production best practice and the benefits of working in this way.
  • Be aware of the importance of the role of Carers and how the Care Act applies to Carers. 
  • Have excellent communication skills and the ability to build effective working relationships with a diverse range of individuals and groups.
  • Be able to provide feedback from Carers to inform strategy development.
  • Be able to lead and facilitate one-to-one and group sessions.
  • Be able to prepare reports and make recommendations to update and advise senior managers.

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme.
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don’t meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don’t be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.

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