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Senior Advocate - Essex

Location:   Home based - Essex Salary:   £25,000 per annum Closing Date:   12/09/2022

Job Title: Senior Advocate

Contract: Full time – permanent

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: £25,000 per annum

Location: Home Based in Essex

Be a Senior Advocate with Coram Voice

  • 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 motivated to broaden your current skill set to undertake case work reviews and support to our Advocates in the provision of advocacy to children & 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 our Senior Advocate in Essex. You will work directly with children and young people and supervise and support other advocates working in Essex. You will need to be innovative and constantly strive to find new ways to transform the lives of young people. Coram Voice and Rethink Advocacy are working in partnership to provide an excellent advocacy service to children and young people in Essex. You will be joining a highly committed and well supported team working together with colleagues from Coram Voice and Rethink to champion the rights of children and young people.

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 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.

Working with Coram Voice

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, opportunities to work flexibly, and a suite of family friendly policies, which promote employee wellbeing.

Coram Voice nurtures talent and our staff benefit from the training and learning opportunities provided by our Specialist Advocacy Unit, Coram Children’s Legal Centre and other parts of the Coram group.

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 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 young people we help.

Apply today!

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Closing date: Monday 12th September 2022 at 10am

Interview date: week commencing 19th September 2022

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 and undertake a Warner style interview.

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