Professional Zone

Senior Advocate

Salary: £25,520 to £29,575 (including London Weighting)

Hours: Full time (35hrs per week)

Contract: Permanent

Location: London and Southeast

We are seeking a children’s rights champion who is committed to our purpose, vision and values. We want someone who can engage and support our advocates and proactively contribute to service development. We want someone who likes a challenge, wants to make a real difference in the lives of the children and young people and will innovate to achieve this.

Our Senior Advocate will have the exciting role of supporting our advocates champion the rights of children and young people. Supporting and providing case work reviews to a diverse group of associate advocates you will be a resilient and supportive, with excellent interpersonal skills. You will actively promote our advocacy services to young people and those involved in their care. You will support us to monitor and report on our service ensuring that we maintain the high quality of our services and continue to develop our support model to meet the changing needs of children and young people.

You will work directly with children and young people providing advocacy and other children’s rights support which will empower and support them to navigate the care system. This direct work will include issues based advocacy support for children in need, looked after children and care leavers, as well as children subject to the Child Protection process.

You will be a capable ambassador for Coram Voice with the ability to engage effectively with professionals, foster carers, commissioners, other stakeholders and most importantly children and young people.

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.

To find out more about the role and to apply, please click on this link: http://jobs.coram.org.uk/vacancy/67081

Closing Date:  12 noon, Wednesday 25th July 2018

Interviews will be held week commencing 30th July 2018

Coram is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to the safeguarding of children and will require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.