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Participation and Engagement Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
19/06/2020
Advert End Date:
10/07/2020 12:00
Salary:
£26,317 pa (Pay Award Pending)
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
198275
Employment Location:
Participation and Engagement Team, MarketPlace, South Shields
Post Number:
CF07520
Closing date:
10 Jul
Further Information

Participation and Engagement Officer
(Participation and Engagement Team, MarketPlace, South Shields)
£26,317 pa (Pay Award Pending)

At South Tyneside we want the voices of children and young people to inform what’s important to them. Our Participation and Engagement Team works to ensure that children and young people are engaged and listened to.
We are looking for a skilled professional who is committed to promoting the participation of children and young people, and is able to work creatively with children from a range of backgrounds to ensure their voices are heard.

You will be passionate about participation and enjoy the challenges of working in a range of settings as an effective champion of children’s rights and voices. You will have experience in participation work with children across a range of ages and backgrounds with a particular emphasis on children who are looked after and care leavers. You will also be able to demonstrate a good understanding of safeguarding, as well as an insight into the specific challenges experienced by children today.

In addition to supporting ongoing work within the Participation Team, this role will focus on developing two key areas of our work: the participation of care leavers, and the engagement of children and young people with SEND

The post will include some evening work and occasional weekends.

Previous applications will be included alongside new applications in the shortlisting process.

To find out more about this role contact Mark Benson, Participation and Engagement Lead mark.benson@southtyneside.gov.uk
Tel: (0191) 4247757/07484 543937

South Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

To find out more about this role and to apply please visit www.southtyneside.gov.uk alternatively you can email jobs@southtyneside.gov.uk or call (0191) 455 4968. BT Typetalkers welcome.

Closing date: Noon, Friday 10 July 2020

Please may we ask you to submit your Application form via email to jobs@southtyneside.gov.uk where possible. We apologise but due to the circumstances there may be unavoidable delays in the receipt and processing of posted Application forms.