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Voice and Influence Worker

Graduate at The Children's Society

Voice and Influence Worker

Graduate at The Children's Society

  • LocationLeeds, UK
  • Position levelGraduate
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconApply by 09 Jan, 2019
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 10 Nov, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
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  • Competitive£ 22,929.0 per year
Job Description

Voice and Influence worker (Participation)

Permanent contractbutplease note the funding for this role provisionally endson 30th September 2020

37 hours per week

£22,929per annum

Location: Hillside Enterprise Centre, Beeston Road, Leeds, LS11 8ND

The Children’s Society has been helping children and young people in this country for over 130 years. We run local services that support children when they are at their most vulnerable and in desperate need of help. We’re there for children, every step of the way.

This role sits within our children andyoung people'sdirectorate, which works to provide immediate one-to-one and group support for children who urgently need support. Your role will be to help us maintain and develop innovative practice to support our work in our services around the country.

[TYPE OF PERSONWE ARELOOKING FOR/ WHAT’S EXPECTED OF YOU]

The Children’s Society is a national charity that runs local services and campaigns to change laws and policies to help the country’s most vulnerable young people.

This post is funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, and is supporting an exciting new project based in Leeds called Young Migrants Matter. This is a joint project led by The Children's Society (TCS) and Positive Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (PAFRAS).

We are currently looking for a passionate skilled Voice and Influence workerto join our dynamic, ambitious team tosupport and empower a group of young people to develop and lead campaigns and policy influencing opportunities on issues that matter to them, and that can help lead to impactful changes at a local and national level.

[KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES]

In order to be successful in this role, you must have:

  • The ability to communicate positively with vulnerable young people from diverse backgrounds, working in ways that are empowering and enabling
  • Experience of working with young people and/or community groups to achieve change through campaigning, policy influencing or awareness raising projects
  • An understanding of issues faced by young migrants and some of the legal context of these issues
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • The ability to problem solve and think creatively
  • Highly effective in developing positive working relationships with partner agencies
  • Excellent IT skills (Microsoft Office applications and Outlook)
  • Ability to plan and manage own workload
  • Ability to organise data and information and produce reports on progress and outcomes of work undertaken.

[INFO ABOUT THE CHILDREN’S SOCIETY]

The Children’s Society runs over 100 local services that help thousands of young people who desperately need our support, and we campaign to get laws and policies changed to make children’s lives happier and safer.

Every day we’re changing the lives of children in this country for the better – and with your help, tomorrow we can be there for even more.

The Children’s Society is committed to Safer Recruitment as per the recommendations made from the Bichard Enquiry, 2004. Therefore, candidates applying for work in our CYP Directorate are required to download, complete, and reattach the “Employment history_template” document. The fully completed document should be loaded by the candidate at the point of uploading your CV.

The closing date for applications ismidnighton 18thof November.

Interviews will be held on Friday 30thof November.

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