Young Director (Looked After Children & Care Leavers)

Bexleyheath, London (Greater)
£8,042 (Level 2) or £14,073 (Level 3)
11 Sep 2019
25 Sep 2019
Contract Type

We are seeking an enthusiastic Level 2 or Level 3 apprentice who is excited to explore a unique opportunity for training and progression, which will be matched to your existing qualifications and goals within the scope of our service.   This apprenticeship would ideally suit anyone who has experience of the care system and is keen to be involved in creating an excellent service for other young people in care and who can confidently talk to professionals, service users, partners and stakeholders to work together to improve and modernise services.

The candidate should be interested in listening to other young people, and feel able to represent those young people’s views, keeping young people motivated and interested in using their voice and opinions to make a difference.

This role should bring exciting opportunities for the successful candidate to sit on and influence decisions made within the Local Authority for young people in care, care leavers and all young people involved in the various participation projects lead by the service.

The Young Director will:

Support organising and running of the Children in Care Councils (CICC); Positive Journeys and Positive Journeys Seniors.  Talk, listen and report the views and feedback of children in care or who are leaving care Plan and organise meetings, events and seminars Help coordinate preparation of the Participation newsletter To plan and present items at the quarterly Corporate Parenting Board Collect suggestions from Bright Spots surveys and prepare reports from information collected Promote participation to Bexley Youth Leadership Forum and London CICC Market ideas to engage hard to reach young people in care Work with neighbouring authorities to research and share ideas on what works well Help prepare training events for partners and stakeholders

The post is available for an immediate start subject to checks; appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

This role has been ring-fenced for Bexley Care Leavers. 

Young people who are Bexley ‘Care Leavers’ between the age of 18-25 may apply.

What we offer:

  • Bexley Pension Scheme
  • 23 days paid Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays
  • An excellent working environment at our fantastic new offices
  • Opportunities for flexible working with excellent ICT and staff facilities
  • MyChoice Staff Benefit Scheme – Includes access to high street shopping vouchers and online discount codes.

About us:

Bexley is an outer London Borough with the best of both worlds, located between the hustle and bustle of London and the Garden of England, Kent. Within the borough we have award winning parks, open spaces and listed heritage sites.

Do you think you have what it takes to join our team of excellent and dedicated professionals?

Your Application:

  • Closing Date for your application: Wednesday 25th September 2019
  • Please visit to find out more and apply.  CVs will not be accepted unless they are submitted with a completed application form.
  • Anticipated Interview date: Monday 30th September 2019 

Would you like more information?

Would you like more information about the role or have any questions?  You can contact Rosemarie Zaubzer, Virtual School Head to discuss your interest further on 0203 045 4141 or

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is considered by the authority to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the JD/Person Specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.