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Safety Net Advocate

Location:   Home based Salary:   £16.00 an hour Closing Date:   01/12/2021

Job Title – Safety Net Advocate

Contract – Associate (Self-Employed)

Hours - Flexible

Remuneration – £16.00 per professional hour (50% for any travel time)

Location – National / Home Based

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.

About Coram Voice

Coram Voice is part of the Coram Group of charities. We are a leading children’s rights organisation. We champion the rights of children. We get young voices heard in decisions that matter to them and work to improve the lives of children in care, care leavers and others who depend upon the help of the state.

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 children and young people?
  • 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 children’s rights contributing to Coram Voice to be the leading children’s charity in this area?

This is an exciting opportunity to join Coram Voice as an Associate (self-employed) Safety Net Advocate. Our Safety Net advocates help us deliver our Always Heard service and provide advocacy support for young people unable to access local advocacy. Advocates also support young people who we are assisting through our homelessness and other children’s rights projects.

We are looking for talented children’s rights champions who can provide critical advocacy support over the phone, and using video and messaging apps for young people who need it. 

This is a pivotal role as we develop and expand our capacity to support children and young people across the country.

You 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.

Apply today!

To apply for this role, please click on the 'apply now' button below to complete the application.

Closing date: Wednesday 1st December 2021 – 23:59

Interview date: TBC – This is a rolling recruitment, applications will be assessed on receipt and interviews arranged if shortlisted

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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