Advocate (including Community Advocacy)

Recruiter
VoiceAbility
Location
Doncaster
Salary
£21000 - £25700/annum
Posted
17 Jul 2017
Closes
16 Aug 2017
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Advocate (including Community Advocacy) 

VoiceAbility supports people who face disadvantage or discrimination to have a voice that counts. Providing advocacy and user involvement services across England, VoiceAbility is a growing organisation working with people who are vulnerable or marginalised to raise their voices and have their rights respected. 

Position: Advocate 
Location: Doncaster 
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent 
Hours: 37.5 hours per week 
Salary: £21,000 to £25,700 pa 

Closing date: 12pm – 28th July 2017 

About the role: 

The Advocate role is concerned with strengthening voices, championing rights and changing lives of people who may be marginalised or vulnerable. You will report to the Service Manager or Managing Advocate and would be responsible for providing a direct service to gain positive outcomes for people including working in the community for part of the time. 

You will deliver a strong outcome focused service that achieves a high level of positive impact for service users and positively influence and build strong relationships with a range of stakeholders to ensure that impact is achieved for individuals / groups of people they work with both locally and nationally. 

Additionally, you will provide technical and professional information to a range of stakeholders and be responsible for a range of issues / activities requiring investigation to resolve. You`ll contribute to technical planning and understand the implications of predicted developments within the business discipline. 

About you: 

The ideal candidate will be passionate about supporting people to ensure equality and respect and have a background or understanding of advocacy and experience and / or knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act alongside local and national safeguarding policies and practice. 

You may have knowledge of IAQ; IAQ with specialisms of IMHA or Care Act and previous experience of Advocacy. If you have Charity and Third Sector experience it would be advantageous to the role as well as previous knowledge of the Action for Advocacy Code of Practice, Advocacy Code of Practice. 

You may have experience of the following: Advocate, Advocator, Vulnerable Adults, IAQ, Charity, Third Sector, Social Worker, IMCA, DOLS, RPR, Legislation, Policy, Support Worker, Healthcare etc. 

This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK`s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications