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Children’s Advocacy Helpline Volunteer (expenses paid)

Location:   London Bloomsbury Salary:   Expenses - (£10 for Travel & £5 for Lunch) Closing Date:   31/08/2019

Coram Voice is looking for volunteers who will champion the rights of vulnerable children and young people. Whether you are currently studying, recently graduated, working part-time, retired or between jobs, volunteering with Coram Voice is a great opportunity to make a difference and gain experience of working for a national children’s rights charity.

Through our specialist training, resources and the support of our Helpline Supervisors, we support our volunteers to develop valuable skills and knowledge. In addition, we offer you up to £10.00 travel expenses and up to £5.00 for lunch per day. Above all, we value the contribution of our volunteers and you will be a member of a dedicated, supportive and fun team.

We believe this role will be of particular interest to anyone looking to develop a career involving giving advice, advocacy, children’s and human rights, legal work, social work or youth work; or for experienced professionals interested in sharing your valuable experience of working in such careers to support the work of a children’s charity.

Coram Voice’s Always Heard Helpline Services provides direct advice and advocacy support to some of the most vulnerable children and young people in, and on the edges of the care system. Our volunteers are integral to this work, taking calls and listening to the concerns that children and young people have. Our volunteers advise young people on their rights and empower them to speak out about the decisions being made about their care.

If you are able to commit to volunteering for us for a minimum of 1 day a week (with the option to do more) for a minimum of 1 year we would love to discuss this role further with you and answer any questions you may have. To discuss this role further please contact Peter Sunders at peter.saunders@coramvoice.org.uk

To apply, please click on the "apply" link to complete the application form. When writing your supporting statement, please address the person specification and indicate your availabilities.

Interviews: Generally held in March and September (although, interviews may be at different times dependent on the need of the service)

Training: Being a Voice Training to be confirmed

Helpline Training: Dates to be confirmed

All posts are subjected to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and successful candidates will not be able to work unsupervised with children or young people until the completion of this process.

Coram Voice - working towards quality through equality and the development of a diverse workforce.

We ask that recruitment agencies do not contact us in relation to this position.

We have chosen to recruit directly as this helps us to minimise our recruitment costs, ensuring that valuable funds aren't diverted from the children and young people we help

Coram is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to the safeguarding of children and will require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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