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Volunteer Coordinator Independent Visitor Service

Location:   London - Coram campus with flexible working; blend of office and remote working Salary:   £15,600 per annum, (£26,000 FTE including London Weighting) Closing Date:   11/07/2022

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Job Title:Volunteer Coordinator – Independent Visitor Service
Service:Independent Visitor Service
Reporting to:London Lead for IV Service
Salary Range:Full time salary £26,000 (including London Weighting), (£15,600 pro rata)
Work Pattern:21 hrs per week; flexible working; blend of office and remote working
Contract TypeFixed term – 1 year

Location – London

About Coram

Coram Voice is part of the Coram group of charities. The Coram group 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 care 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 and actively participate in shaping their lives.

Coram Voice is part of the Coram group of charities which develops, delivers and promotes best practice in the support of children and young people. Our vision is that every child has the best possible chance in life.

About the role

There are exciting opportunities to join Coram Voice as our Independent Visiting services continue to grow across London and SE. We are looking for a motivated person to build our volunteer group and services for looked after children placed across London and South East. We currently hold contracts in Southwark, Brent, Hillingdon, Bromley, Richmond and Kingston (though we work across the entire London region and beyond).

This post will require strong leadership, supporting and supervising a diverse team of volunteers, with excellent interpersonal skills. You will enjoy working with children and young people and will be driven to creating better chances for children though supporting them through care and accessing their rights. You will also be a capable ambassador for Coram Voice with the ability to engage effectively with social workers, foster carers, commissioners, and other stakeholders. It is essential that you are able to work in a dynamic setting and adapt to support young people and volunteers in a wide range of situations.

We are looking for experienced, child-focused professionals who can lead, work as part of a team, and proactively contribute to service development. We are looking for people who like a challenge, want to make a real difference in the lives of the children and young people and will innovate to achieve this. Above all we want people who will be a champions for children and young people.

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

Closing date: Monday 11th July 2022 – 5pm

Information sharing session – virtual: Wednesday 6th July 2022, 6 - 6.30pm.

Please email voiceadmin@coramvoice.org.uk to book. This is not obligatory and attendance will not factor into the outcome of the recruitment process. This is an optional session for applicants to learn more about the service and role.

Interview dates: we will aim to offer face to face interviews the week commencing Monday 18th July 2022.Those shortlisted and invited to interview will be contacted to confirm interview appointments.

Coram Voice is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applicants from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic backgrounds to join our teams.

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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