Job Title: Community & Child Protection Advocate
Hours -12 hours per week
Salary - £20,806.54 (pro rata - £7,133.67)
Location – Office based (with some flexibility to work from home)
Coram is committed to improving the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people. We support children and young people from birth to independence, creating a change that lasts a lifetime.
Coram is the UK’s oldest children’s charity founded by Thomas Coram in London helping vulnerable children and young people since 1739. Today, the Coram group helps more than one million children, young people, families and professionals every year by providing access to the skills and opportunities they need to thrive.
About Coram Voice
Coram Voice exists to enable and equip children and young people to hold the system to account, to challenge and support it to do its job properly and to uphold the rights of children and young people to actively participate in shaping their own lives.
About the role
Coram Voice holds the advocacy contract for Children’s Services within Swindon Borough Council. We are looking for a new advocate to join our established team. The service predominantly provides advocacy to children and young people who are looked after and care experienced, and also to those who are involved in child protection procedures.
Advocates will be required to support children and young people in a range of settings and locations within and outside the Swindon area. Applicants will therefore need to work with a degree of flexibility to accommodate short notice referrals and changing circumstances which occur in children’s lives.
To apply for this role, please click on the 'apply now' button below to complete the application.
Closing date: 9am Monday 28th June 2021
Interview date: Monday 5th July 2021
Coram Voice is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Coram Voice is looking for a wide variety of people to take on our roles, however we would particularly welcome applications from care leavers or individuals with experience of being ‘looked after’ by the state.
We actively encourage 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 families we help.
We are committed to the safeguarding of children and where appropriate will require the successful applicant to undertake a check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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