Child Protection & Community Advocate
Child Protection & Community Advocate (Manchester)
Hours: 16 hours per week
Fixed Term until November 2017
Coram Voice exists to enable and equip children and young people to hold the system to account, to challenge and support it to do its job properly and to uphold the rights of children and young people to actively participate in shaping their own lives.
Coram Voice are very pleased to have been commissioned to provide the Children’s Rights Service for Manchester City Council. This includes providing an Advocacy Service for looked after children, children in need and care leavers and an Independent Visitor Service providing IVs for up to 84 children per year both inside and outside the city. The Manchester team are currently recruiting for an advocate to join the established team for a fixed term period to cover a maternity leave.
Advocates will be required to support children and young people in a range of settings and locations within and outside the Manchester City borders. The advocates will ensure that the child’s wishes and feelings are taken into consideration when decisions are being made about their lives. Applicants will need to work with a degree of flexibility to accommodate short notice referrals and changing circumstances which occur in children’s lives.
Coram Voice is looking for a wide variety of people to take on our roles, however we would particularly welcome applications from care leavers or individuals with experience of being ‘looked after’ by the state. We are also actively encouraging applicants from Asian, African and Caribbean backgrounds to join our 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.
You will need to be a car driver for this role.
Closing Date: Wednesday 19th October at 9am
Interviews: Monday 24th October in Manchester
To apply, please download an application form from:
All posts are subjected to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and successful candidates will not be able to work unsupervised with children and young people until the completion of this process.