London, Greater London
£28,000 per year
Temporary, 2 year fixed term Contract, Full-time
Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and skilled professional to join the Policy, Campaigns and Communications team at Become, working alongside care-experienced young people to drive meaningful change in the care system.

You will be responsible for coordinating Become's participation activity, ensuring that care-experienced young people's views are heard and acted upon by decision-makers, and that young people with lived experience of care are supported to participate in our policy, campaigns and communications activity meaningfully and safely. 

You will have experience working with children and young people in a participation, youth work, education or other relevant setting. You will be a passionate advocate for care-experienced young people's views and expertise, and an energetic leader of engaging and creative participation work which respects and values lived experience. 

At Become we value and celebrate people’s diversity and believe this strengthens our team. As an organisation serving children in care and care leavers, we strongly encourage applications from people with experience of care and recognise the importance of having care-experienced staff within our team. All care-experienced applicants who meet the requirements listed in the person specification will be guaranteed an interview. We are also actively seeking to bring more diversity of perspectives and experience and especially welcome applications from people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities who are currently underrepresented in our organisation.

To apply, please provide a CV (in Word or PDF format) alongside a supporting statement of no more than two sides detailing your suitability for the role by the closing date of Monday 15 March 2021 at 9am. Interviews will be held over Zoom on the afternoons of Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 March. 

Please refer to the attached job pack or the Become website for a full job descriptio and person specification, as well as guidance on writing your supporting statement and further information about the shortlisting and interview process. 

More about Become

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Posted on: 22 February 2021
Closed date: 15 March 2021
Job ref: Participation Officer
Tags: Campaigning, Support Worker

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