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Shared Lives Link Worker

Camden London Borough Council
Camden, London (Greater)
£30,066 - £34,538 per annum
Closing date
23 Mar 2020

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Health and Social Care, Social Care
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

This is a unique post allowing the successful candidate to build a real connection with shared lives carers and the people those carers support.

We are looking for a highly committed, motivated and experienced person who can support the development and growth of Camden’s Shared Lives scheme.

The primary purpose of this role is to be the main point of contact for Shared Lives Carers and citizens using the Shared Lives service. The post holder will be responsible for promoting the service, which will include confidently presenting to groups, attracting carers and matching them with service users, as well as providing ongoing support.

This is an exciting time to join us as you will have the opportunity to have an input at the developmental stage. The scheme is a Care Quality Commission registered service and all staff and Shared Lives Carers work within the CQC standards.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

To be successful in this role it would be desirable that you have an NVQ Level 3 qualification or above in Health and Social Care or 3 year minimum working with complex needs. You will also need to have demonstrable experience of supporting people with varying and complex support needs.


Due to the nature of the role, you will need to strike the balance between being approachable, warm and friendly whilst maintaining professional boundaries. You will also have the ability problem solve efficiently and effectively and a can-do attitude.

The role will require you to be an excellent natural communicator, both verbally and written, as well as being confident at holding difficult conversations and have the ability to challenge poor practice and look for innovative ways to resolve issues. There will also be a requirement to explain the service to community groups

About Camden 

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

Click HERE to see the full details of our excellent benefits

Make it work for you. Make it your Camden.

Discover and Diversity

To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

If you want to find out more about what it’s like to work at Camden to help you decide whether we’re a good fit for you, please click HERE to complete our online scenario based questionnaire. Please note, this does not form part of the application and will not be used as part of the selection process.

Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard

Camden are very proud to be accredited to the level of excellence for the Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard.  The Mayor’s Good Work Standard sets the benchmark for the highest employment standards and demonstrates that as an employer, Camden is contributing to a fairer and more inclusive London. These good practices are also an important step in attracting and retaining a diverse, talented and productive workforce.

How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this Job Profile attached at the bottom of this Advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Richard Adlem on ext. 5273

Closing dates for applications: Monday 23 March 2020 at 11:59pm

Interviews to be held: TBC

Please quote reference: 2000000D

To view the Job Profile please click HERE


Camden: A diverse and vibrant borough
What makes us different?

Camden London Borough Council offers the opportunity to create a place for everyone. The council is committed to excellence and aims to recruit vibrant and talented people to develop and cultivate highly competent work teams. 
Camden Council promotes culture, innovation and excellence by celebrating awards such as the Camden Business Awards, Community Support Awards and Camden Design Awards. 

Great values

Based in the heart of the capital, Camden has much to offer its dedicated staff. The council is committed to excellence, and dedicated to safeguard and support the welfare of vulnerable adults, young people and children. Camden aims to work hand to hand with the communities it serves to find new and better ways to increase quality of life.
Why work for Camden?

  • Camden is committed to providing high quality services
  • Competent and skilled work teams.
  • A trusting, supportive working environment
  • Strong focus on innovation
  • Competitive salary.
  • Free season ticket / travelcard loan scheme. 

Would you like to work in an innovative, multicultural, vibrant and transforming environment?

Camden may offer the opportunity you are looking for.

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020 7974 4444
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Judd Street
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