Senior Youth Participation Worker
Location: The North London boroughs of Enfield, Camden, Hackney, Haringey, Barnet, and Islington.
Salary: £29,632 (London based), pro rata to part time.
Hours: 2 days a week.
Contract: Three years fixed term.
Benefits: 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays and pension (pro rata)
Line management responsibility: No
Budget management responsibility: No
Responsible to: Policy and Practice Adviser
About the role:
Kinship Young Champions is our new ground-breaking three-year project that is being funded by BBC Children in Need. The project is based across six North London boroughs and aims to bring together a group of kinship care experienced Young Champions, aged between 14 and 17 years old. Together, with your support they’ll create and deliver campaigns to raise kinship care awareness and accelerate policy, practice, and legislative change.
We are looking for a creative and inspiring senior youth participation worker to join our organisation and lead this project. You will bring experience in developing and delivering youth work projects and a passion for engaging vulnerable young people with lived experienced of being in kinship care. It’s really important that you have experience of developing and delivering inspiring and successful youth participation projects, an understanding of the political landscape affecting children’s social care with a focus on the impact on the child, and a track record of securing positive change. You’ll be really good at project management from set up to evaluation and monitoring and will be excited to own and drive this new project.
With services right across England and Wales and with unparalleled reach and engagement with 9,000 kinship carers and their children in our community, we are committed to developing a role for kinship care experienced young people in the development of policy and practice both locally and nationally.
Kinship is the leading charity in England and Wales for kinship carers – relatives and friends who raise children when their parents aren’t able to. We offer kinship carers expert advice as well as financial, legal, practical and emotional support and understanding from the moment they need it, for as long as they need it. We’re always there to help with the complicated and stressful decisions that so many kinship families have to make, as well as to celebrate the good times.
Working alongside kinship carers and the children they raise, with their voice and views at the fore, we build communities of support and give everything we have to fight for each family and their rights, as well as to raise awareness of kinship care and secure better support for all those playing this critical role.
How to Apply:
Apply with a CV and 1-2 page cover letter in Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with a completed Diversity & Equality questionnaire. Applications in other formats or without all these elements will not be considered. Applications to be submitted by 9am on 25 October 2021 and interviews will take place week commencing 1 November 2021. If you have questions about this role, please contact recruitment.
Interviews may be arranged as suitable candidates are identified, so early application is strongly advised.
Kinship is committed to attracting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce, with a broad range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, and we encourage applicants from those groups currently under-represented in our organisation and sector. Kinship operates a blind recruitment process in-house and any identifying information will be removed from your application prior to shortlisting.