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Independent Visitors Shropshire

Location:   Shropshire Salary:   Expenses (Travel & Lunch) Closing Date:   16/09/2021

Volunteers are needed to befriend Shropshire children in care

We are currently recruiting Independent Visitors for our ever expanding service and are looking for anyone who thinks they have the time and energy to devote to a child in care.

Our volunteers enjoy the challenge of building a lasting friendship with an individual child and the children benefit greatly from a consistent, fun relationship with someone outside the care system. Activities will depend on the age and interests of the child but could include things like a walk, playing in the park, swimming, a visit to a museum, bike riding, sports etc. This is a long-term, one to one commitment.

Volunteers must be over 18 and are welcome from all backgrounds. Full training and ongoing support will be given, and out of pocket expenses paid for mileage and activities. Volunteers will be subject to enhanced police checks. Please note that if you intend to use your vehicle, all Coram Voice workers using their vehicles for work purposes require to have business car insurance cover. If you will be using your vehicle for work purposes, which includes transporting a child or vulnerable person, we are able to provide a letter stating the nature of the volunteer work which you will be using the vehicle for, which usually means that your insurance provider will offer this additional business cover at either no or a very small cost. Please note that using a vehicle for work is not a requirement for the role

For further information, please contact :

  • Sarah Smith (Shropshire Independent Visitors Co-ordinator)
  • Tel: 07423 985451 or email: sarah.smith@coramvoice.org.uk

To apply, please click on the "apply" link to complete the application form. When writing your supporting statement, please address the person specification and indicate your availabilities.

Please note this is a rolling recruitment, so please make your application now and we will arrange interviews with prospective candidates as soon as possible.

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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