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Associate Advocate North West x2

Location:   Homebased - North West Salary:   £16 per hours professional time, £8 per hour travel and 40p per mile fuel Closing Date:   05/07/2021

Contract – Freelance

Hours - Flexible

Salary - £16 per hour professional time, £8 per hour travel time, 40p per mile fuel.

Location – Homebased across the North West

About Coram

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

Coram Voice is the leading specialist provider of advocacy and children’s rights services for children and young people in and on the edge of care. We support some of the most vulnerable children and young people in society, giving voice to the voiceless and reaching 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 of to actively participate in shaping their lives.

Coram Voice was established in 1975 and in 2013 joined the Coram group of charities which develops, delivers and promotes best practice in the support of children and young people. Coram’s vision is that every child has the best possible chance in life.

We have around 60 employed staff, 100 self-employed advocates and independent persons, and 70 volunteers deliver services to children and agencies throughout the country. Together they provide Coram Voice with a high degree of specialist expertise in the fields of advocacy, children’s rights, mental health, complaints, secure accommodation and experience of working with children in care, in custody, in need and those who have recently left care.

Every day we make a positive difference in the lives of children and young people in and on the edge of care across the North West and West Midlands. Our advocacy teams are based in Greater Manchester and Shropshire and is made of up of experienced community advocates who work alongside our specialist advocates (who focus on direct work, supporting and developing good practice with young people who are homeless, 16+, or have a disability).

About the Role

You will work directly with children and young people providing advocacy and other children’s rights support which will empower and support them to navigate the care system. You will provide advocacy support for looked after children, children on Child Protection plans, care leavers and homeless young people.

You will be a capable ambassador for Coram Voice with the ability to engage effectively with professionals, foster carers, commissioners, other stakeholders and most importantly children and young people.

If you have the necessary experience and skills and a commitment to promoting the rights of young people, we would like to hear from you.

To apply, please click on the 'apply now' button to be redirected to the application form.

For more information about the main duties and responsibilities of this role please refer to the job description and person specification.

Closing Date: 9am, Monday 5th July 2021

Interview Date: Wednesday, 14th July 2021

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.

Coram Voice particularly welcomes applications from care leavers or individuals with experience of being ‘looked after’ by the state.

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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