The National House Project supports Local House Projects (LHP) to take a ground-breaking approach through their commitment to young people’s ownership to enable young to leave care in a planned and supported way. The House Project approach was co-designed with young people from the start and works on cooperative principles through which adults and young people in and leaving, care work together to identify and prepare properties that become their homes and build a long-term community of support.
Job Purpose and Outline
This role requires a care experienced individual* with strong communication skills and experience in working with young people to ensure that the Charity continues to operate with the voice of young people at the heart of all decision-making processes.
*This vacancy is reserved for people who have experience of being in care (anyone who, at any stage in their life, for any length of time has been in care, or, is currently in care, or, is from a looked-after background, including adoption)
The successful candidate will:
- Support and facilitate a regional substructure of The Care Leavers National Movement (CLNM) that feeds into CLNM.
- Support and co-facilitate CLNM and ensure authentic involvement of young people across all aspects of the charity.
- Deliver on the CLNM mission to ‘engage young people in the House Projects through a national movement which will capture and share stories of success, highlight system challenges and test new ways of working that can benefit young people leaving care’.
- Provide direct input to care leavers and young people in CLNM regional arrangements and across the LHPs. Ensure that they have the maximum possible ownership of the project, maintain their membership and achieve good outcomes.
- Work with project staff to enable them to truly involve young people in making decisions about their projects and their own lives.
The post holder will have to work tenaciously, flexibly and in an entirely solution focused and empowering way.
The successful candidate will be self-driven, energetic and proactive with a commitment to delivering a high quality service.
You will be based at the NHP office in Crewe for a minimum of 2 days per week, but you will be expected to travel to Local House Projects and attend meetings across the country on a regular basis.
Interviews will take place on Friday 28th January 2022. Please make sure you are available on this date.
Application is by CV and covering letter. There is no application form. In your letter, please tell us how you meet the person specification which can be found in the attached application pack.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.