Hours: Two days per week
Contract: Fixed term for three years
Location: The North London boroughs of Enfield, Camden, Hackney, Haringey, Barnet, and Islington
Benefits: 30 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays and pension (pro rata)
About the Role
Kinship Young Champions is our new ground-breaking three-year project that is being funded by BBC Children in Need. The project is based across six North London boroughs and aims to bring together a group of kinship care-experienced Young Champions, aged between 14 and 17 years old, to create and deliver campaigns to raise kinship care awareness and accelerate policy, practice, and legislative change.
We are looking for a creative and inspiring senior youth worker to join our organisation and lead this project. You will bring experience in developing and delivering youth work projects and a passion for engaging with vulnerable young people with a lived experienced of being in kinship care. You will also have experience of developing and delivering inspiring and successful youth participation projects, an understanding of the political landscape affecting children’s social care, and a track record of securing positive change.
With services right across England and Wales and with unparalleled reach and engagement with 9,000 kinship carers and their children in our community, we are committed to developing a role for kinship care-experienced young people in the development of policy and practice both locally and nationally.
Kinship is the leading kinship care charity in England and Wales. We offer kinship carers financial, legal, practical and emotional support and understanding from the moment they need it, for as long as they need it. Our expert advice, information and guidance helps with complicated and stressful decisions that so many kinship families have to make. We’re always there to support them through difficult times and celebrate the good.
Kinship carers are strong and determined. Together, they are powerful. We help them build communities of support and action by connecting families locally and across England and Wales.
We’re at the heart of kinship networks, partnering with and influencing service providers, local and national government, and other organisations. We give everything we have to fight for each family and their rights, changing society until every kinship family is recognised, valued, and supported.
Kinship is also committed to giving a voice to kinship-experienced young people and identifying and raising awareness of the issues that are important to them.
How to Apply
Click the Apply button to apply with a CV and 1–2-page cover letter in Word format along with a completed Diversity & Equality questionnaire. Applications in other formats or without all these elements will not be considered.
Closing date: 9am on 13 September 2021
Interview date: Week commencing 20 September 2021
If you have questions about this role, please contact recruitment. Interviews may be arranged as suitable candidates are identified, so early application is strongly advised.
Kinship is committed to attracting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce, with a broad range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, and we encourage applicants from those groups currently under-represented in our organisation and sector. Kinship operates a blind recruitment process in-house and any identifying information will be removed from your application prior to shortlisting.