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Personal Advisor

Social Care

Children's Services

Wigan Council

Progress House
Westwood Park

You will be required to work flexibly

Salary: Grade 7, £25,991 - £29,577 per annum.

37 hours per week

Your role:

To work as part of a team to plan, review and provide support to young people 16-25, both preparing to leave care and supporting into adulthood having left care. To have responsibility for a caseload of young people and ensuring their needs are met. To facilitate safety and stability for young people while helping them achieve independence at their own pace. You will work with partners, for example, in Housing, Health and education training and employment to provide a high-quality service to our Care Leavers and work to meet their needs holistically.

About you:

You will have an understanding of the challenges facing Care Leavers and how best to mitigate the adverse life experiences many have faced. You will be passionate about improving the outcomes for care leavers and be able to work in a challenging and fast paced environment. You must be confident in report writing and be able to advocate on behalf of young people where necessary. Importantly you will want to work with young people and help them have a successful transition into adulthood.

About us:

Wigan Council has been voted ‘Council of the Year’ at the 2019 LGC Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030, our ambitious plan for our borough. We are signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment ensuring that your service will be continuous or 'unbroken' between the supporting organisations.

Our environment is one where regular training and development take place; where consistent and supportive managers promote reflective work; and a team of enthusiastic workers committed to providing the best possible service to young people. We are aiming to create a Care Leavers’ Hub so you will have the opportunity to assist in this exciting new development for our Care Leavers in Wigan.

As an employer we like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits.

For further information, please contact Jane Vickers on 07770 350653 or email or Sharon Axon on 07881 664717 or email

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Interview date: Wednesday 5 May 2021

Interviews will be held remotely

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19th Apr 2021

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