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Just for Kids Law (JfKL) wants every child to be able to have the best childhood and fulfil their potential. We provide support, advice and legal representation for young people in difficulty. We also influence policy and change the law through evidence gathering, strategic litigation, lobbying and youth participation. We believe the best way to support young people is to identify and address all of their needs. Our advocates offer young people tailored, one-to-one support every step of the way, ensuring the voices of young people are heard and that they get the help they need.

Youth Advocate (South London, Maternity cover, 6 months) 

Hours: Full time (35 hours pw)
Location: 436 Essex Rd, London N1 3QP – But working with South London caseload
Salary: £23 – £25,000 per annum

Start date: Beginning of January 2018.

About the role
We are seeking a maternity cover for a Youth Advocate, working in South London boroughs. You will manage a caseload of young people and work to ensure that their voice is heard by those working with them. You will inform young people about their rights and entitlements and about the way the systems of support in a range of areas work, including but not limited to: social services, education, housing, justice and health. You will empower young people so that they are ultimately able to advocate for themselves.

We are a growing organisation and although this role is on a fixed term basis, there may be an opportunity for the successful candidate to join the organisation on a permanent basis. Just for Kids Law is committed to supporting staff from all backgrounds and we welcome applications from people from all cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds, as well as those who have direct experience of being a young parent.

Closing Date: 13th November 2017
Interviews: W/C 27th November 2017

For more information download:
Info pack
Role description and person spec
Application form

Return your completed application form by email to joelcarter@justforkidslaw by the closing date specified.

Please note because of the high volume of applications, we are sorry, but we can only contact shortlisted candidates.

 

Young Parents Advocate (Maternity Cover, 12 months)

Hours: 0.8 FTE (28 hours per week)
Location: 436 Essex Rd, London N1 3QP – But working across London
Salary: £23 – £25,000 pro rata

Start date: Beginning of January 2018.

About advocacy and the role
We are seeking a maternity cover for a Young Parents Advocate. You will offer specialist advocacy support to Young Parents under the age of 25, from across London, on a range of issues such as housing and homelessness, debt and benefit entitlement. Young parents (particularly those who themselves have experience of the care system) are at increased risk of having their children removed by children’s services. Therefore, much of the support that you will offer will be to those whose children are on child protection plans or whose children are subject to care proceedings. The candidate will be expected to manage a caseload of young parents, offering advice and tailored support; working at their pace and in line with their needs.

We are a growing organisation and although this role is on a fixed term basis, there may be an opportunity for the successful candidate to join the organisation on a permanent basis. Just for Kids Law is committed to supporting staff from all backgrounds and we welcome applications from people from all cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds, as well as those who have direct experience of being a young parent.

Closing Date: 13th November 2017
Interviews: W/C 27th November 2017

For more information download:
Information pack
Role Description and Person Specification
Application form

Return your completed application form by email to joelcarter@justforkidslaw.org by the closing date specified.

Please note because of the high volume of applications, we are sorry, but we can only contact shortlisted candidates.