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Disability Advocate

Location:   London - Coram campus with flexible working; blend of office and remote working Salary:   £25,500 to £27,500 per annum Closing Date:   12/09/2022

Job Title: Disability Advocate 

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: £25,500 to £27,500 per annum (including Inner London Weighting)

Location: Coram Campus, London, WC1N 1AZ. Including flexibility to work in the community and remote working at home on an ad hoc basis in agreement with your manager

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

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. You would be joining us at an exciting time, when we have secured funding to support more disabled young people than ever before! At Coram Voice we already 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, as we widen the reach of our services to young people with disabilities.

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.

We wish to reward and recognise the valuable contributions our staff make to the organisation and offer an attractive benefits package to do so. Coram Voice benefits package includes a competitive salary, a matched pension scheme up to 5% of salary, generous leave entitlements of up to 28 days’ annual leave plus an additional 3 days paid leave between Christmas and New Year and a suite of family friendly policies, which promote employee wellbeing.

Coram Voice particularly welcomes applications for this post from care leavers or individuals with experience of being ‘looked after’ by the state, and those with disabilities. We are also actively encouraging applicants from Asian, African, Caribbean and other minority ethnic backgrounds to join our teams. Whilst we have a diverse team we recognize 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 young people we help.

About the role

  • Would you like to be part of an exciting new project to extend our advocacy reach to benefit more disabled young people than ever before?
  • Would you like to provide advocacy support to disabled young people who are not in the care system, as well as looked after children and care leavers?
  • 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 upholding the rights of children and young people with disabilities?
  • Can you see yourself becoming a champion for children and young people with disabilities through your own direct casework?

Apply today!

Our advocate will need to be committed to transforming the lives of children and young people with disabilities. You will be joining a highly committed and well supported team who are working together to champion the rights of children and young people.

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

Information session: We would like to invite you to an information session for this role to be held virtually on Thursday 25th August 2022 at 5pm.Please confirm you would like to receive an invitation by email to: learning.dev@coramvoice.org.uk

Please note, this session is not mandatory and it is solely an offer to share more information about the role and answer any questions you may have.

Closing date: Monday 12th September 2022 at 10am

Interview date: week commencing 19th September 2022

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.

Registered Charity No. 312278.