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Associate Advocate - West Midlands, Gloucestershire, & Swindon

Location:   (Home based with travel across counties) Salary:   £16.00 per professional hour / £8.00 per travel hour Closing Date:   31/08/2022

Job Title: Associate Advocate - West Midlands, Gloucestershire, & Swindon

Contract: Self-employed

Hours: Flexible, with a minimum of availability of 2 days per working week (Monday to Friday)

Remuneration: £16.00 per professional hour / £8.00 per travel hour

Location: West Midlands, Gloucestershire & Swindon (Home based with travel across counties)

About Coram Voice

Our services include Always Heard, the national advocacy safety net and advice service, and a range of local children’s rights projects such as advocacy for children in care, care leavers and other young people needing the support of Children’s Services. At Coram Voice we also have a wealth of experience advocating on behalf of young people with disabilities. We work side by side with some of the most vulnerable children and young people in society and reach 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 decisions about 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 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 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 being the leading children’s charity in this advocacy?

This is an exciting opportunity to join Coram Voice as a self employed Associate Advocate. 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. We have a number of advocacy service for disabled young people, and would welcome applicants with relevant knowledge, experience and skill set, including providing non-instructed advocacy. For those looking to develop their skills in this area, specialist support and training will be provided.

Apply today!

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Recruitment process

Shortlisting will be undertaken by our Children’s Rights Managers. 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.

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.

Closing date: Wednesday 31st August 2022 at 12 noon

Interview date: TBC - rolling recruitment, applications will be assessed on receipt and interviews arranged if shortlisted.

Please return your application to: Human Resources via Blue Octopus.

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.