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Children's Social Care Secretariat - Board Lead

Location:   London Salary:   circa £50,000 per annum (depending on experience) Closing Date:   02/08/2019

Context

Coram is a dynamic and responsive children’s charity that draws upon a distinguished history and reputation for contemporary practice expertise in creating better chances for children. With over 400 staff across the group, a distinctive headquarters near King’s Cross and project teams across the country, Coram strives to be a credible, respectful, professional, dynamic and committed organisation where these values infuse all that we do to help the most vulnerable children, young people and families in our society. Coram has developed into the Coram Group including CoramBAAF, Coram Life Education, Coram Children’s Legal Centre, Coram Voice and most recently Coram Beanstalk.

The charity is working to advance the quality and impact of services through evidence-based practice. At the heart of this is the development and consistent provision of research and consultancy services.

Coram-i provides improvement services primarily to children’s social care services such as adoption and fostering to improve outcomes for children in care. It has a mix of skills, including social workers, analysts and management consultants that combine to develop innovative approaches as well as ensure the best outcomes for the most vulnerable children.

It now also provides the Secretariat for three national Children’s Social Care Boards on behalf of the Department for Education: the Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board; the Residential Care Leadership Board; and the National Stability Forum. The person taking on this post will be key to the smooth and effective functioning of these Boards, and hence play a key role in helping to shape the future of children’s social care.

Key Purpose of the Role: 

  • To ensure the smooth operation of the three Boards, including oversight of logistical arrangements for meetings or events; and producing or commissioning contributions for the Board
  • To manage stakeholder engagement on behalf of the three Boards, including regular communications to the sector, reviews with DfE and gathering feedback on the effectiveness of the Board
  • Supporting the three Board chairs as needed to ensure they are equipped to maximise the effectiveness of the Boards

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.

Please note CV's will not be accepted as we only accept completed application forms.

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 2nd August 2019

Interview date: Tuesday 6th August, Wednesday 7th August or Thursday 8th August, 2019

Coram-i 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 check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Registered Charity No. 312278.