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Associate Advocate- Swindon

Associat Advocate – Swindon

Responsible to:        Designated Coram Voice Advocacy Manager

Remuneration:         £16.00 per professional hour / £8 per travel hour

Coram Voice enables and equips children and young people to hold to account the services that are responsible for their care. We uphold the rights of children and young people to actively participate in shaping their own lives. We provide independent advocacy services for vulnerable children and young people in and on the edges of the care system.

Advocates support, enable and empower young people to be heard. Our advocates are professionals who are highly experienced and trained in working with our diverse communities of young people. They listen, champion and fight tirelessly for young people.

We are looking for a number of self-employed Independent Visitor Associate based in the Swindon to join our established national team. The Independent Visitor associate will have the exciting opportunity to provide critical issues advocacy support as part of Coram Voice’s innovative Always Heard project.  This Department for Education funded service ensures that young people who have been unable to access their local advocacy support are assisted to have their voices heard.

Our Independent Visitor Associate will also provide advocacy to children and young people that Coram Voice have been contracted to provide support to by local authorities and other commissioning agencies.

As an Independent visitor Associate, you will support children and young people in a range of settings and locations in the Swindon area. You will be self-employed, and be prepared to work with a degree of flexibility to accommodate short notice referrals and changing circumstances which occur in children’s lives. Associate Advocates are home based and this will be discussed further at interview.

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 staff and freelance pool. 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.

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Closing date for applications: 9a.m, Monday 25th June 2018

Interviews: Monday 2nd July 2018

Warner Interviews: TBC

To apply for this role please send your completed application form to jobs@coram.org.uk.  When completing your supporting statement please ensure you address each point of the person specification and demonstrate how you meet this. Please note CVs will not be accepted.

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.

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