Job Title: Project Coordinator, Bright Spots Programme
Contract: Permanent - Full Time
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: Scale E – £25,520-£29,575 (incl. ILW)
Location: London office with option of flexible working and some work from home.
About Coram Voice
Coram Voice is part of the Coram Group of charities. We are a leading children’s rights organisation. We champion the rights of children. We get young voices heard in decisions that matter to them and work to improve the lives of children in care, care leavers and others who depend upon the help of the state
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 the role
Working as a member of Coram Voice’s growing Voices Improving Care team, you will be part of a national research programme with distinguished academics and a leading children’s rights charity. You will get experience across many areas including project support, research and policy and practice improvement. You will work to amplify the voices of children and young people in their care.
The Bright Spots Programme is a partnership between Coram Voice and the Rees Centre, University of Oxford. It supports local authorities to systematically listen to their children in care and care leavers about the things that are important to them. The project is unique as it puts children’s experience and voices at the heart of how we measure success in children’s services. It seeks to ensure that children and young people’s voices inform service development and strategic thinking and gives a platform for sharing good practice and encouraging learning between local authorities.
The main focus of the Project Coordinator role will be to support the Operations Manager in running the Bright Spots Programme in local authorities across the country. You will play a key role in the development and implementation of the programme, working closely with our local authority partners as well as the wider Voices Improving Care team.
This is a varied role with scope for growth and development for someone at an early stage in their career or wishing to take their career in a new direction and develop new skills and competencies. You will be joining a leading children’s rights charity with a passion for making young voices heard and improving outcomes for children and young people.
We particularly welcome applications from those with lived experience of the care system.
To apply for this role, please click on the 'apply now' button below to complete the application.
Closing date: 4th November 2021 at 5pm
Interview date: 11th or 16th November 2021
Coram Voice is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 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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