Charity registered in Scotland SC034510
Responsible to the Chair on behalf of the Board of Directors
To provide leadership to the organisation, ensuring the successful delivery and future development of our independent advocacy service.
CONTEXT OF THE ROLE:
This post is responsible for the following key areas: responsible for all aspects of the day to day management of the Forth Valley Advocacy Service day-to-day case management and allocation of advocacy cases, risk and governance management and contracts management.
About Forth Valley Advocacy
Based in Larbert, FVA has been delivering independent advocacy to the people of Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling for over 25 years. We support people with a broad range of needs including mental health problems, learning disabilities, autism and dementia, helping them to have a stronger voice and as much control as possible over their own lives. We help people to get the information they need to make choices about the care they receive and support them to put their views across to others. We may speak on behalf of people who cannot do so for themselves.
We are funded by a consortium comprising NHS Forth Valley and Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling Councils to provide a free service to people who are having decisions made about their care or treatment under legislation relating to incapacity, mental health or need for support or protection. The current contract ends on 30th October 2021 and the re-tendering process is currently underway.
In 2003, we became a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. We are as free as possible from any conflicts of interest - the board, management and advocacy workers are not under the control of health or social services.