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Independent Visitor Coordinator (2 posts)

About this opportunity

There are exciting opportunities to join Coram Voice as our Independent Visiting services continue to grow across London and SE. We are looking for three highly motivated people to build our services, with a new role established to coordinate the services – a London Lead for Independent Visitor Services. This is a pivotal role as we develop our new Independent Visitor services supporting children placed across London and South East. We currently hold contracts in Waltham Forest, Southwark and Hillingdon. As a resilient and supportive leader you will be responsible for supporting our Independent Visitor Coordinators across London and the South East.

All posts will require strong leadership, supporting and supervising a diverse team of volunteers, with excellent interpersonal skills. You will enjoy working with children and young people and will be driven to creating better chances for children though supporting them through care and accessing their rights. You will also be a capable ambassador for Coram Voice with the ability to engage effectively with social workers, foster carers, commissioners, and other stakeholders.

We are looking for experienced child focused professionals who can lead, work as part of a team, and proactively contribute to service development. We are looking for people who like a challenge, want to make a real difference in the lives of the children and young people and will innovate to achieve this. Above all we want people who will be a champions for children and young people.

Applicants are welcome to apply for both London Lead - Independent Visitor Services and Independent Visitor Coordinator.

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 people. Our vision is that every child has the best possible chance in life.

We wish to reward and recognise the valuable contributions our staff make to the organisation and offer an attractive benefits package to do so. Coram Voice benefits package includes a competitive salary, a matched pension scheme up to 5% of salary, generous leave entitlements of up to 28 days’ annual leave plus an additional 3 days paid leave between Christmas and New Year and a suite of family friendly policies, which promote employee wellbeing

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 apply for this role, please click on the apply button to be directed to the application form. For more information about the main duties and responsibilities of this role please refer to the documents below:

Closing date: 9am, Monday 22nd March 2019

Interview Date: 4th April 2019

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To apply, please click on the following link: https://jobs.coram.org.uk/vacancy/78492

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.

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