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Independent Visitors London and South East

Location:   London and the Southeast Salary:   Expenses up to £20 per visit (monthly) and reasonable travel expenses Closing Date:   28/05/2021

HOURS: At least 4 hours monthly

Could you befriend and support a child in care?

We are looking for volunteers for our Independent Visitors Project in London and the South East.

Independent Visitors are volunteers who befriend and spend time with a child or young person within Local Authority care. Our volunteers enjoy the challenge of building a lasting friendship and the children benefit greatly from a consistent, fun relationship with someone outside the care system.

This is a long-term, one to one commitment.

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.

Full training and on-going support will be given, and out of pocket expenses paid for mileage and activities. Please note that if you intend to use your vehicle, all Coram Voice workers using their vehicles for work purposes require to have a 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.

For further information about the role and the Independent Visitors Service, please send an email to IVLondon@coramvoice.org.uk  To apply, please click on the "Apply Now" button.

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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