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Research and Communications Intern

Contract: 3 months Fixed Term Contract starting Jan 2018; 4 days per week

About Coram Voice and the Bright Spots Programme

Coram Voice is a national independent children’s rights charity that gives a voice to children in care and care leavers. Our programmes include a national helpline and safety net (Always Heard) that gives children and young people access to advocacy and advice, and ‘Voices’, a national creative writing competition for children and young people in care.

Over the past five years, Coram Voice, with the University of Bristol, have developed the Bright Spots Programme, which helps local authorities better understand the well-being of their children in care and care leavers and encourages local authorities to put children’s thoughts and feelings at the centre of their practice

The Bright Spots Well-Being Indicators put children and young people’s experience and voices at the heart of how we measure well-being. The indicators are measured by the ‘Your Life, Your Care’ and ‘Your Life Beyond Care’ surveys. Both surveys were co-produced with young people and explore children in care and care leavers’ experience and well-being based on what they say is important.

About the Role

We believe this would be an exciting opportunity for a current student or graduate who is keen to apply their proven knowledge and any experience to helping change the lives of others. It will also be an opportunity to experience work and life at Coram and provide a valuable insight into our business and culture. You will develop many new skills and qualities that will be valuable whatever you choose to do.

Working as a member of Coram Voice’s growing Bright Spots team, you will be part of a national research programme with distinguished academics and a leading children’s rights charity. The successful candidate will gain experience across a range of areas including: project support, events management, research methodologies and content generation for different platforms. The main focus of the role will be to support the Bright Spots Project’s continued development and reach with a particular emphasis on creating opportunities for people to hear the voices and share the stories of care-experienced children and young people.

To apply, please click on the below link to be redirected to the application form.

Closing Date: 9am, Monday 3rd December, 2018

Interview Date: Friday, 7th December 2018

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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