Child Protection & Community Advocate
Hours:Full time - 35 hours per week
Salary: £20,803.00 per annum
Home/Office based:80%/20% split
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.
Coram Voice holds the advocacy contract for Children’s Services in Norfolk and is looking for a new advocate to join its established and busy team. This is a new post.
Our Norfolk service provides advocacy to children and young people who are Looked After or Care Leavers and also to those who are involved in Child Protection conferences.
Advocates are required to support children and young people in a range of settings and locations mainly within Norfolk and occasionally further afield.
Applicants will need to be able to work with flexibility to accommodate short notice referrals and the changing circumstances which occur in children’s lives.
A current driving licence and access to a car are essential.
As a key element of the role is independence it is not possible to undertake this role while continuing to hold some other roles – both paid and unpaid (either where there may be a conflict of interest or the perception of a conflict of interest) – please contact us if you have any questions in this regard.
If you would like further information on this role or an informal discussion please contact - Norfolk Advocacy Manager.
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 are also actively encouraging applicants from Asian, African and Caribbean backgrounds to join our 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.
Closing date for receipt of applications: 23:59pm Thursday 17th July 2021
Interviews: week commencing 28th June 2021 (date to be confirmed)
Warner Interview for successful candidate: TBC
To apply, please download an application form from:
All posts are subjected to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and successful candidates will not be able to work unsupervised with children and young people until the completion of this process.