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Participation Officer - Looked after Children & Care Leavers

Employer
Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Location
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Salary
£24,294.00 - £26,421.00 Per annum
Closing date
25 Feb 2024
Reference
0000021248

Directorate: Children and Family Services

Section: Childrens Social Care

Grade: Level 5

Hours: 37 hours per week

Closing Date: 25th February 2024

 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Participation Worker to join our Looked-after Children and Leaving Care Service Team.  

 

You will play an important part in our continuing commitment to achieve the best possible outcomes for our children in care and care leavers. You will work directly with our children in care and care-experienced young people to ensure their views and experiences shape the services we provide. 

 

You will help to inform policy and deliver innovative, meaningful and co-produced participation work which creates real change. We are investing in a high quality learning and development offer to ensure that you have access to high quality learning, development opportunities and support, whatever stage of your career you are at. 

 

Amongst the benefits we offer are:

  • Up to 40 days holiday (including 8 days bank holidays) 
  • Option to buy extra annual leave
  • Flexible working hours
  • Hybrid working  

 

If you’re looking for a challenging yet rewarding role, one where you’ll be supported every step of the way, Stoke on-Trent City Council could be the place for you. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment. 

 

The working pattern will have the requirement To work flexibly, including some out of hours work to enable young people in education and employment, the opportunity to participate 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment.  This position is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful applicant will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Please note that if an employee who is currently at risk of redundancy within the organisation applies for this vacancy their application will receive priority.  If this happens you will be advised accordingly.

To Apply - please visit our website https://webrecruitment.stoke.gov.uk/wrl/ If you have any queries or want an application form in another format, please email recruitment@stoke.gov.uk or call us on 01782 238189.

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