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Programme Manager

Location:   London Salary:   £36,500 - £40,000 Closing Date:   01/07/2019

Contract - Fixed Term until 2022 (with an opportunity to become permanent dependent on funding) 

35 hours per week (part time applicants will be considered - minimum 21 hours per week)

Coram Voice is recruiting to an exciting new post in our Policy and Practice Development team. The New Belongings Programme Manager will head up our New Belongings Programme and support wider work with care leavers in our Bright Spots programme. We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced project manager with a commitment to using co-production to develop services. The post holder will work around England together with a team of care experienced consultants to put young people’s voices at the heart of service improvement by working with care leavers and local authorities to improve their leaving care services.

About the role

The New Belongings Programme Manager will lead the New Belongings programme and engagement with participating local authorities. They will use their experience of project management and service improvement to support local authorities and their care leavers to explore current provision and develop, implement and review work plans to apply and implement ideas to improve practices and services based on the priorities of their care leavers. They will plan and facilitate project team visits to local authorities as well as peer learning events for all participating local authorities.

In addition, this role will take a lead in working with local authorities conducting the ‘Your Life Beyond Care’ survey through the Bright Spots programme and support the wider practice improvement work with local authorities conducted by the Coram Voice Policy and Practice Development Team.

The successful applicant will have an excellent understanding of how to drive change in the public sector and will be as confident engaging senior managers as talking with young people about what is important to them.

Care experienced candidates are especially welcomed and, although this is a full-time post, we will also consider candidates who wish to work part time (minimum 25 hours per week).

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification to understand more about the role and to see if it the ideal role for you.

To apply, please click on the 'apply now' button to be redirected to the application form.

Closing date: 23:59, Monday July 1st 2019

First interviews: 16th July 2019 

Coram is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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