Penrith: 01768 890280 Carlisle: 01228 580214
Jobs & Work Placements

Due to increasing demand for our services, we are currently hiring 2 Support Workers.  One to work from our Carlisle office & 1 from our Penrith office.

Are you looking for a rewarding job in a small supportive team? Could you help and support unpaid Carers to manage the challenges they face as they care for their loved one? You’ll need to be resilient, well organised, a problem solver and a good listener. If you think you have the qualities we need, get in touch! We are recruiting a:

  • Carer Support Worker, 30 - 37 hrs / week. £24,684.81 (Full-time salary) Also pension contributions. ONE post based in our Carlisle office, working throughout Carlisle area. ONE post based in our Penrith office, working throughout the Eden area.

An unpaid Carer looks after a family member, relative, friend or neighbor who could not manage without their help; we support over 1,500 individuals.

For an informal chat contact Dani Leslie (CEO), Debbie Simmons (Lead Support Worker - Carlisle) on 01228 580214. Jenny Soulsby (Lead Support Worker - Penrith) on 01768 890280.

Full UK driver's license and ability to use your own car for work is a requirement.

PLEASE: See the Support Worker Job Description, Application Form and Equality Monitoring Form; completing them and emailing them to:  enquiries@carlisle-eden-carers.orguk 

Closing date: Monday 29th of July 2024, 9am.

Interviews: Monday 5th (Carlisle) & 7th (Penrith) of August 2024.

Start Date: mid-September.


  • Earned additional leave
  • Casual dress
  • Company pension
  • Flexitime
  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay
  • Work from home and office
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

The Board of Trustees are currently seeking TRUSTEES  

Carer Support Carlisle & Eden is a registered charity providing vital support to the numerous people in Carlisle & Eden. Join our team helping to improve the lives of unpaid Carers in Carlisle & Eden. An unpaid Carer looks after a family member, relative, friend or neighbour who could not manage without their help; we support over 850 individuals in Carlisle and Eden who are caring for a loved one with a disability, mental health, degenerative condition, addictions or frailty.

We are looking for individuals who could give 2-3 hours per month to join our committed team of non-executive Trustees.  Trustees do not have an operational role, instead providing oversight and advice to ensure we continue delivering an exceptional and highly valued service to Carers.  Our current board of Trustees come from a wide range of occupations and life history experiences.

If you are interested we would love to hear from you. For more details on what we do please look through our website or call Dr Dani Leslie, Chief Officer, on 01768 890280 to discuss the to role, answering any questions you may have. This role is unpaid, but out of pocket expenses are reimbursed.

Please check out our Volunteering opportunities.

Student Work Placements

Carer Support Carlisle & Eden has been involved in the training of social workers for a number of years and is committed to ensuring University students have an experience which will equip them for the challenging role they will have as qualified social workers. 

Carer Support Carlisle & Eden work with both Adult and Young Carers giving students the opportunity to build a wide range of skills. Carer Support Carlisle & Eden use a client based therapeutic approach, using an assessment, planning, intervention and review based model.

Throughout the placement, a student should contribute and communicate with a wide range of professionals and will develop multi-professional working skills to provide the best support for the Carer.

Finally, Carer Support Carlisle & Eden enjoys having University students and welcomes the challenge and fresh out-look students bring to the team.