Independent Visitor Coordinator

Coram Voice
£22, 221 - per annum pro rata
17 Oct 2016
26 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Part Time

Coram Voice is an independent charity that operates as part of the Coram Group of charities. Coram established in 1739 as The Foundling Hospital, Coram is the longest established children's charity which today works directly with some 70,000 children, young people and families and reaches almost 1 million through its advice and schools services. Coram's vision is that every child has the best possible chance in life. 

Coram Voice exists to ensure that children and young people who are in care, and, or, who are vulnerable to harm or exclusion from society have a Voice.  We do this by placing young people's voice at the centre of decisions about their lives and ensuring their voices impact on policy making, help shape public opinion and  increase confidence and capability of professionals and organisations working with children

Lincolnshire Independent Visitor Service

Coram Voice has been commissioned to provide the Independent Visitor Service for Lincolnshire Local Authority.  The Independent Visitor Service will provide IVs for up to 14 children per year. To deliver this exciting service we recruiting a local person who will be required to travel extensively throughout Lincolnshire to recruit a pool of volunteers to be matched with children wherever they live.

IV Co-ordinator

The Independent Visitors (IV) Service is for children and young people in care.  The responsible authority has a duty to appoint an IV where it appears to be in the child's interest to do so.  The purpose of the IVs, who are volunteers, is to provide a continuous relationship for a child or young person, to advise and befriend, spending time with a young person on a regular basis encouraging them to express their views and opinions and involve themselves in new activities.

The IV Co-ordinator will assist in the delivery of the service maintaining high standards and ensuring that contractual requirements are met. They will also assist in the recruitment, training and provide supervision to Independent Visitors.

This is a home based part-time role at 16 hours a week.