Independent Co-ordinator Swindon
About this opportunity
This is an exciting opportunity to join Coram Voice as our Independent Visitor Co-ordinator in Swindon. The Independent Visitors (IV) Service is for children and young people in care. The responsible authority has a duty to appoint an IV where it appears to be in the child’s interest to do so. The purpose of the IVs, who are volunteers, is to provide a continuous relationship for a child or young person, to advise and befriend, spending time with a young person on a regular basis encouraging them to express their views and opinions and involve themselves in new activities.
The IV Co-ordinator will assist the Project Manager in the delivery of the service maintaining high standards and ensuring that contractual requirements are met. They will also assist in the recruitment, training and provision of supervision to Independent Visitors.
We are seeking candidates who are committed to our objectives for children and young people and equally committed to the organisation and the development of our services.
Join Coram Voice
Coram Voice is the leading specialist provider of advocacy and children’s rights services for children and young people in care and on the edge of care. We support some of the most vulnerable children and young people in society, giving voice to the voiceless and reaching out to those who have missed out on the support they need. Join us as we work to transform the lives of children and young people by supporting them to uphold their rights and actively participate in shaping their lives.
Coram Voice is part of the Coram group of charities which develops, delivers and promotes best practice in the support of children and young
Coram Voice particularly welcomes applications from care leavers or individuals with experience of being ‘looked after’ by the state. We are also actively encouraging 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 young people we help.
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Please note that CVs will not be acceptable as we only accept completed application forms.
Closing date for applications: 9a.m, Monday 25th June 2018
Interviews: Monday 2nd July 2018
Warner Interviews: TBC
All posts are subjected to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and successful candidates will not be able to work unsupervised with children or young people until the completion of this process.
Coram Voice - working towards quality through equality and the development of a diverse workforce.
We ask that recruitment agencies do not contact us in relation to this position.
We have chosen to recruit directly as this helps us to minimise our recruitment costs, ensuring that valuable funds aren't diverted from the children and young people we help