Sessional Worker - National Leaving Care Benchmarking Forum

  • Part-time
  • Contract type: Sessional
  • Department: Young People & Families
  • Service type: Looked after children & care leavers

Company Description

Catch22 exists to help build a society where everyone has a good place to live, good people around them, and a fulfilling purpose. We call these our '3Ps'.

We achieve this in two ways. First we improve lives on the frontline through delivery of public services. Secondly, we use our knowledge to change 'the system', to fix the complex web that can trap and disempower those it was set up to help. With the heart of a charity and the mindset of a business, we are uniquely placed to deliver on this challenging agenda.

The National Leaving Care Benchmarking Forum sits within the Young People and Families Directorate at Catch22. It is a membership network of over 120 local authorities. The Forum’s aim is to enrich outcomes for our nation’s care leavers. The Forum promotes the development of quality leaving care services with member authorities and partner organisations through a process of researching and sharing learning on a national scale.

Job Description

YPBMF Sessional Workers support the Catch22 Co-production and Engagement Lead to co-ordinate and work directly with young people involved with Young People’s Benchmarking Forum (YPBMF), which is part of the National Leaving Care Benchmarking Forum. 

The YPBMF was formed in 2008 and involves young people 16-years-old and above from local authorities that are members of the NLCBF.  The YPBMF engages with care experienced young people to bring the voice and priorities of care leavers to the wider forum and to a range of national organisations including the Department for Education, Ofsted etc.   It aims to improve understanding of children in care, improve services and produce advice, information resources and participation opportunities for other young people.

The YPBMF forum prioritises issues they feel are important and campaigns to raise awareness of them and to try and achieve better outcomes for young people making the transition from care to adulthood. The YPBMF reports regularly to the NLCBF steering group.  

The main duties of Sessional workers are:

  • Assisting in recruitment of young people for co-production workshops
  • Support with administrative tasks related to organising meetings and events
  • Working with Co-production and Engagement Lead and young people to prepare for meetings, consulting with young people to gain views and develop presentations
  • Supporting and assisting in the development of the NLCBF & Young Peoples Benchmarking Forum  with young people
  • Attending & supporting young people to attend NLCBF & YPBMF events, workshops and meetings
  • Where directed liaising/communicating with outside agencies/organisations  or other local authority services/departments to support the work of YPBMF and NLCBF
  • Attending and preparing appropriately for regular supervision with line manager
  • Being willing to work flexible hours, including evening and occasional weekend work
  • Being willing to travel nationally for events
  • To comply with Health and Safety and Safeguarding policies and procedure
  • To carry out such other relevant duties, as may be required and as are commensurate with the nature and grading of the post.

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Additional Information

Number of Roles: We are recruiting for three sessional workers

Salary: £10/hr

Hours: Sessional - no guaranteed hours

Closing Date and Interview Date: Closing Date is 6th June and interviews will be held 23rd and 24th June 

The role will require an Enhanced DBS.

The role is home-based and Sessional Workers will need the ability to travel outside of their local areas for events on some occasions

Interviews will be arranged as suitable candidates are identified, so early application is strongly advised

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