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Children's Rights Manager

Location:   South Central & West Midlands -Home Based with Travel Salary:   £ 29,097.50 per annum Closing Date:   17/08/2022

Job Title: Children’s Rights Manager

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: £29,097.50 per annum 

Location: Home based with Travel for South Central & West Midlands delivery

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 exists to enable and equip children and young people to hold the system to account, to challenge and support it to do its job properly and to uphold the rights of children and young people to actively participate in shaping their own lives.

Coram Voice strives for a society which recognises, and willingly accepts, its responsibilities to children and young people, where the inequalities and discrimination they currently face have been eradicated. Where those children and young people are fully engaged in all decisions that are made about their lives. Where the views, needs and feelings that they express are at the core of those decisions.

Main aspects of this role will be:

  • To manage and develop Coram Voice advocacy and other children’s rights services based in South Central & West Midlands.
  • To contribute to the management and development of innovative services as part of the Coram Voice management team.
  • To ensure contract compliance in the delivery these services and act as contract link to local authorities and other agencies in relation to all aspects of service delivery.
  • To supervise and support the service delivery teams in South Central & West Midlands (which may include employed and sessional staff, coordinators, and volunteers), and ensure casework oversight of the work of Associate Advocates.

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

Closing date: Wednesday 17th August 2022 at 12:00noon

Interview date: Thursday 25th August 2022

Recruitment process

Shortlisting will be undertaken by our Service Manager and Head Of Services. Successful candidates will then be invited for interview. The interview process comprises of a written exercise and a panel interview. Successful candidates will have a further one to one interview in accordance within Warner recommendations. Internal candidates will need to notify HR of their interest in the post and they will provide further information on the internal application process.

Returning your application:

  • We cannot accept general CVs.
  • When completing your application form, you need to address each point of the person specification and demonstrate how you meet it.
  • Applications must be fully completed.
  • If you are a current Coram Voice employee you may submit a supporting statement only addressing the person specification requirements for the post.

Want to know more about the role? Please contact Annmarie Ahtuam, Service Manager on 07849 300 299

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.