Just for Kids Law (JfKL) is a dynamic charity working with and for children and young people to hold those with power to account and fight for wider reform. We do this by providing legal representation and advice, direct youth advocacy and support, and through strategic litigation, campaigning and equipping others to work for children’s rights.
We are recruiting for an Advocacy Manager to join our Youth Advocacy Team who deliver outstanding advocacy for children and young people. Our Youth Advocates, working alongside our legal team, provide holistic support for a range of needs, and ensure that the young person’s voice is heard by the professionals supporting them. The manager supervises the Youth Advocates and oversees their casework, enabling them to understand their role, maintain appropriate boundaries feel supported in their work and manage safeguarding issues. The manager will also lead on advocacy practice development and relevant external-facing activities, alongside other managers in the team, and with support from the Director of Programmes and Participation and other SMT Directors.
This is an important role in our team and we are looking for somebody who has worked in youth advocacy or has an excellent knowledge and understanding of youth advocacy. You will also have extensive experience working with the same group of young people that JfKL works with –those aged 10-25 who facing multiple challenges in their lives including exclusion from education, being in or on the edge of the care system, facing homelessness, being caught up the criminal justice system or being in the immigration system. We are looking for an energetic, confident, self-assured and experienced manager who will empower their team, support them and ensure we follow good practice in our advocacy casework. You will also have experience of, and be highly skilled in, working collaboratively with other managers and teams across an organisation to achieve positive outcomes.
Just for Kids Law believes in the value of a diverse workforce and encourages applications from people from all ethnic, cultural, religious and social backgrounds: in particular, people from BAME, LGBTQI+, etc. We strive to create a diverse working environment where anyone, regardless of background, can thrive.
To apply, please complete (attached) application form. CVs will not be accepted.
Closing time for all applications is 5pm on Monday 3rd August 2020.
Interviews will be held via zoom during the week commencing 24th August 2020.
Job title: Advocacy Manager
Contract term: Permanent
Location: Central London
Hours: Full time (35 hours per week)
Salary: £33,000-£38,000 per annum
Pension: 5% per matching following probation. 4% matching during probation
Leave: A full time member of staff has 30 days annual leave which includes three days to be taken at Christmas in addition to bank holidays (usually 8)
Probation period: 6 months
Payment method: Payment is made by electronic transfer on or shortly before the 28th of each calendar month covering payment for that same calendar month.
These details are provided for information only and do not form part of an employment contract or job offer.