Professional Zone

Participation Worker - Stockport

Location - Stockport

Contract type - Permanent, part time (15 hours per week) 

Salary - £22,221 per annum pro rata 

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. 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.

About YOS

We are looking for a creative and engaging Participation Worker to lead our Stockport Youth Offending Participation Service. You will work in venues provided by Stockport YOS in Stockport.You will be a self-starter with experience of how to effectively engage children and young people in participation activities giving them a voice to inform policy and practice.

Role description

This is an exciting opportunity to join Coram Voice as our new Stockport YOS Participation Worker. We are looking for a dynamic team player who will take a key role in developing and delivering Coram Voice’s participation service.

Our Participation Worker will use their exceptional interpersonal skills and specialist expertise to enable young people to participate in the delivery and development of services that they receive.

Our new Participation Worker will be joining a highly committed and well supported national team who are working together to champion the rights of children and young people.

  • To set up, develop and deliver the Stockport YOS Participation programme for and with young offenders:
  • Ensuring that the views and experiences of young offenders are used to inform policy and practice for the future.
  • Planning and organising monthly participation activities and meetings with young people
  • Consulting with Stockport YOS team officers and members on issues relating to children and young people
  • Promoting the group and ensuring a consistent ongoing number of participants
  • Supervision of mentors
  • Recruitment and training of volunteers
  • Attending a variety of meetings ensuing children and young people have a voice.

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 work side by side with some of the most vulnerable children and young people in society and reach 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 decisions about 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.

The role will involve direct engagement work with children and young people and will require good judgement.

The post is part time 15 hours per week, with potential evening and weekend work.

To find out more about the role and to apply, please click on this link:

Please note that CVs will not be acceptable as we only accept completed application forms. for further information please click on the links below 

Job Description

Person Specification

Equality Statement 

Closing date: Monday 1st April 2019 at 9 a.m.

Interviews: 9th April 2019 at the Stockport Youth Offending Offices

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 are not diverted from the children and young people we help.

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