Permanent, Part-Time (30 Hours)
London Lead – Independent Visitor Service
About this Opportunity:
There are exciting opportunities to join Coram Voice as our Independent Visiting services continue to grow across London and SE. We are looking for a talented coordinator to be our London Lead for Independent Visitor Services. This is a pivotal role as we develop our new Independent Visitor services supporting children placed across London and South East. We currently hold contracts in Waltham Forest, Southwark and Hillingdon. As a resilient and supportive leader you will be responsible for supporting our Independent Visitor Coordinators across London and the South East.
The post will require strong leadership, supporting and supervising a diverse team of volunteers, with excellent interpersonal skills. You will enjoy working with children and young people and will be driven to creating better chances for children though supporting them through care and accessing their rights. You will also be a capable ambassador for Coram Voice with the ability to engage effectively with social workers, foster carers, commissioners, and other stakeholders.
We are looking for an experienced child focused professional who can lead, work as part of a team, and proactively contribute to service development. We are looking for people who like a challenge, want to make a real difference in the lives of the children and young people and will innovate to achieve this. Above all we want someone who will be a champion for children and young people.
Join Coram Voice:
Coram Voice is the leading specialist provider of advocacy and children’s rights services for children and young people in care and on the edge of care. We support some of the most vulnerable children and young people in society, giving voice to the voiceless and reaching 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 shaping 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.
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 from care leavers or individuals with experience of being ‘looked after’ by the state. 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.
To apply, please click on the 'apply now' button to be redirected to the application form.
For more information about the main duties and responsibilities of this role please refer to the job description and person specification.
Closing Date: 9am, Monday 17th August 2020
Interview Date: Tuesday 25th August 2020
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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