Are you looking for an opportunity to help make a positive difference to the lives of young people who are looked after by the local authority? Are you passionate about supporting and developing volunteers?
For an informal discussion, please contact Kim Wells - Youth Participation Team Manager on 07812 356994
About the role
We have an exciting opportunity to become an Independent Visitor Co-ordinator within our team. You will help recruit, train, assess, plan and monitor volunteers to become Independent Visitors and enable children & young people in care can be matched with a trusted adult to visit, befriend and advise them.
The role involves working alongside the current Independent Visitor Coordinator to provide a statutory Independent Visitor Service to children in the care of Brighton & Hove Council. We are looking for someone child centred, enthusiastic with excellent interpersonal skills both with children and adults.
Here’s how one young person described what an Independent visitor is;
‘Independent Visitor’s are basically adults who can guide you in a friendly and supportive way, it’s a person you can be with to feel safe, vent, be happy, just have a cuppa, go for a walk, do an activity you enjoy with them…which I think is fantastic’
As part of the application process we require you to answer some additional questions to support your application called 'Branching Questions'. These questions form part of the application process which you will find when you apply. Please read the document below 'Maximise your chance'.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce..