Advocate

Recruiter
Easy Web Recruitment
Location
London, South East England
Salary
21000.0000
Posted
17 Jul 2017
Closes
16 Aug 2017
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Advocate 

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

Position: Advocate 
Location: London 
Job Type: Part Time/Full Time Permanent 
Hours: Various Hours Available 
Salary: £21,000 - £24,000 FTE plus Inner London weighting 

Closing Date: 12pm - 27th July 2017 

About the Role 

Based out of their Lewisham office’ they have two exciting openings for either one full time or two part time advocates. They need 27.5 hours to cover their Lewisham service where there is a requirement for IMCA and 10 hours to cover their Croydon service. Both roles will require knowledge of Care Act and Independent Advocacy or be willing to train towards and obtain within 12 months with the Lewisham role also requiring IMCA. 

This level is concerned with the direct provision of technical expertise to strengthen voice, champion rights and change lives of people who may be marginalised or vulnerable. Jobholders would normally report to the Service Manager or Managing Advocate and would be responsible for providing a direct service to gain positive outcomes for people along with wider impacts. Jobholders would normally have gained a recognised qualification for their technical discipline. 

You will work flexibly and creatively to deliver a strong outcome focused service that achieves a high level of positive impact for those who use the service and introduce innovative solutions to problems both internal and external. 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. 

In addition to this you will be responsible for delivering an efficient and effective direct advocacy service, ensuring a consistently high standard is maintained and delivered in an empowering framework. You’ll assist the Service Manager / Managing Advocate in developing new relationships and targeting specific work in support of their strategic plan and participate in various activities to support the winning of new work and maintaining current income streams. 

About you: 

To be successful in this role you will have previous experience of working with people to ensure their rights and their voices are heard, this may be working with vulnerable adults or children. You will be an excellent communicator and strong relationship builder. 

You will have a commitment to undertaking IAQ if not already held, and complete within 1 year of being appointed into the post. A Full and clean Driving Licence is essential for the job holder. 

You may have knowledge of IAQ with specialisms of IMCA / IMHA /Care Act accompanied with experience of Advocacy. If you have knowledge of The Action for Advocacy Code of Practice it would be advantageous. 

You may have experience of the following: Advocate, NHS, 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.