Job Title – Specialist Advocate 16+
Contract – Fixed Term (Maternity cover: contract minimum 9 months with potential of up to 12 months. To commence around January 2022 – TBC)
Hours – 35 hours per week
Salary – £27,945 – £31,935 (including ILW)
Location – Office based – Coram Campus, 41 Brunswick Square, London, WC1N 1AZ. Including flexibility to work in the community and remote working at home on an ad hoc basis in agreement with your manager.
Coram is committed to improving the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people.
We support children and young people from birth to independence, creating a change that lasts a lifetime.
Coram is the UK’s oldest children’s charity founded by Thomas Coram in London helping vulnerable children and young people since 1739. Today, the Coram group helps more than one million children, young people, families and professionals every year by providing access to the skills and opportunities they need to thrive.
Coram Voice is the leading specialist provider of advocacy and children’s rights services for children and young people in care and on the edge of care. We work side by side with some of the most vulnerable children and young people in society and reach out to those who have missed out on the support they need. Join us as we work to transform the lives of children and young people by supporting them to uphold their rights and actively participate in decisions about their lives.
Coram Voice is part of the Coram group of charities which develops, delivers and promotes best practice in the support of children and young people. Our vision is that every child has the best possible chance in life.
We wish to reward and recognise the valuable contributions our staff make to the organisation and offer an attractive benefits package to do so. Coram Voice benefits package includes a competitive salary, a matched pension scheme up to 5% of salary, generous leave entitlements of up to 28 days’ annual leave plus an additional 3 days paid leave between Christmas and New Year and a suite of family friendly policies, which promote employee wellbeing
Coram Voice particularly welcomes applications from care leavers or individuals with experience of being ‘looked after’ by the state. We are also actively encouraging applicants from Asian, African, Caribbean and other minority ethnic backgrounds to join our teams. Whilst we have a diverse team we recognise we are a predominantly white workforce and are genuinely committed to encouraging candidates from diverse communities in order to improve the services to the children and young people we help.
About the role
Are you looking for an exciting and unique opportunity to advance your skills, knowledge and experiences with children and young people?
Are you passionate about taking a lead role in upholding the rights of care leavers and young people who are homeless?
Are you motivated to broaden your current skill set to undertake research and author reports for publication?
Are you a creative innovator with energy and drive to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people?
Can you see yourself becoming a champion for care leavers supporting Coram Voice to be the leading children’s charity in this area?
Our Specialist Advocate will need to be innovative and constantly strive to find new ways to transform the lives of young people. You will be joining a highly committed and well supported team who are working together to champion the rights of children and young people.
To apply for this role, please click on the ‘apply now’ button below to complete the application.
Closing date: 10:00am Monday 24th January 2022
Interview date: TBC for w/c 31st January 2022
Coram Voice is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applicants from Asian, African, Caribbean and other minority ethnic backgrounds to join our teams. Whilst we have a diverse team we recognise we are a predominantly white workforce and are genuinely committed to encouraging candidates from diverse communities in order to improve the services to the children and families we help.
We are committed to the safeguarding of children and where appropriate will require the successful applicant to undertake a check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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