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Participation & Engagement Officer

Vacancy Details

Location: Chatham House
Region: North East England
Date Posted: 09/05/2022
Reference: 0000005041




PARTICIPATION & ENGAGEMENT OFFICER                                                                                 REF: 107524

Band 9 £17,175 pa

Permanent post


Come and support and inspire change to make a difference for children and families in Hartlepool.

In Hartlepool, our children and families are at the forefront of everything we do. We want every child and family to feel supported in times of need and empowered to make the right decisions; we are committed to making a difference.

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to come and join our Participation Team and contribute to the development of this exciting service that ensures children and young people are listened to and involved in their lives and the decisions that affect them.

As someone with knowledge and experience of children who are cared for and care leavers, you will lead on the development and delivery or our Care Leaver Programme, support groups within our Children in Care Council portfolio and co-ordinate the participation of the Fostering service.  You will plan a number of events including Corporate and consultation events.  You will lead on digital development of an app and online platform.  You will conduct training and work collaboratively across teams to support children and young people.

As a Participation Officer in Hartlepool, you will:

Have the opportunity to focus on areas of participation practice that have a particular interest to you, including working alongside experienced staff to develop your practice and share experience

·     Be encouraged to bring a creative and innovative approach to the role and the methods of engagement with children and young people

·     Access a broad range of training and development, both formal and informal

·     Develop alongside young people and foster carers to ensure services are developed and continually improve

·     Work with providers to develop and maintain digital apps and platforms

·     Plan a wide range of events

For an informal discussion about the role please contact: Kirsten Fleming, Through Care Team Manager – 01429 287217

Hartlepool Borough 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

Closing date: Thursday 26th May 2022, 12midnight


In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:

  • Have you read the Application Guidance and GDPR Statement on this website?


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