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Children's Rights & Advocacy Officer

Posted 14 days ago

  • Hereford, Herefordshire
  • Any
  • External
  • Expired - 2 months ago
About The Role
Contract: Fixed Term - 11 Months
Salary: £29,777 - £33,945
Hours: 37
Location: Hereford
Closing Date: 24/05/#####
We are looking for dynamic and passionate children's rights and advocacy officer to join the fast paced, forward thinking 'Hear Me' team.
'Hear Me' (Herefordshire’s Children’s Rights and Advocacy Service) provide a confidential, professional independent advocacy service to children and young people in need or looked after by the local authority.
This role is to provide an issue based or representative advocacy service to in and out of county, Herefordshire looked after children and care leavers from birth to 25 years old and young people in need of protection, aged 5-19.
•To provide independent Advocacy in line with the National Advocacy Standards to support young people to raise issues and concerns about their care, and assist participation in or make representations at their Looked After Child Reviews and child protection conferences or any other meetings that impact on their lives.
•To facilitate children and young people to express their views, wishes and feelings in the decision making processes that effect their lives by either enabling them to represent themselves or by speaking on their behalf or both
•By being passionate and have confidence in promoting children's rights by building constructive relationships with social care staff and all professionals involved with young people.
•To be Accountable for your work and should ensure that work output and quality is of the highest quality and in accordance, where appropriate, with current regulations/legislation/Council standards.
Benefits of working for Herefordshire Council:
A competitive salary, generous holiday entitlement, and access to our contributory pension andstaff benefits scheme, which includes:
PensionScheme Enrolment in the Local Government (LGPS)
Generous Annual Leave:31 days’ annual leave (pro rata) plus bank holidays. You can also purchase an additional 10 days per annum
Flexible working:flexi-time, job-share, part-time hours and, in some instances, home working
Employee Assistance Programme:24/7 access to support and counselling
Payment ofprofessional membership fees
Pick your perks– our benefits include access to a range of retail, leisure, holiday and health benefits. This includes savings, cash back and discounts.
We welcome applicants whatever their personal characteristics or social identity. All requests for flexible working arrangements and reasonable adjustments will be considered.
The following candidates will be interviewed if they meet the essential criteria for the post they are applying for:
•Those who indicate that they have a disability. This is part of our commitment to the “Disability Confident” scheme;
•Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are an Armed Forces Veteran or Reservist. This is part of our pledge to support the Armed Forces Covenant;
•Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are a Herefordshire care leaver. This is part of our commitment to supportingyoung people leaving our care.
We will deliver better support to our most vulnerable children and their families, develop stronger relationships with partners across the region, and beyond. Therefore, we take our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults seriously and expect all of our staff, visitors and volunteers to share in this commitment.
Herefordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & young people and vulnerable adults. If you are offered this position, it will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced check and further pre-employment checks.
Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more details of this role.
To apply, please submit your CV and complete thesupporting statement within the application form, referring to the job description & person specification, detailing how you meet the specific requirements of the role.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you would like to obtain details regarding feedback on your application please contact Hoople Resourcing at:#####