Partners in Advocacy
Partners in Advocacy

Charity registered in Scotland SC027857

Partners in Advocacy started as part of Barnardos in the 1980’s and became a completely independent organisation in 1998. We are very proud that we are one of the oldest established independent advocacy organisations in Scotland. We have offices in Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Our Advocacy Workers come from many different backgrounds. We are also fortunate to have Volunteer Advocates who are supported from our Edinburgh office. We provide independent advocacy for individuals living with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders, physical disabilities and people over 65. We also provide independent advocacy to children and young people who are living with mental health issues, additional support needs and learning disabilities. We remain the only independent advocacy service working Scotland-wide that supports children aged 12 to 15 to have their views considered when decisions are being made about the support they get with their learning. We offer independent advocacy which is free to individuals, as well as some collective advocacy (group advocacy).

Current vacancies

Advocacy Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,652
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th July 2022

Partners in Advocacy is one of the largest providers of independent advocacy in Scotland, delivering high quality advocacy services since 1998.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our supportive and friendly Edinburgh team. The advocacy worker role will provide one to one independent advocacy for adults 16 plus with a learning or physical disability and for older people. The role ensures that people’s views and wishes are heard and they are able to make informed choices so that they have influence over decisions which affect their lives.

Full training and ongoing support will be provided to the successful applicant. The contract is till July 2023 and there is potential for that to be extended - subject to further funding by Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership.

Our ambitious strategic agenda provides ample opportunity to develop further experience and skills for continuous professional development. All our staff benefit from regular support and supervision as well as free access to an organisationally funded wellbeing resource.

The role will currently be primarily working from home with options of hybrid office working in the future - as well as regular meetings with advocacy partners in the community and clinical settings.

We are interested in hearing from a diverse range of people. If you think your skills, experience and expertise can meet the criteria detailed in the person specification, we would like to hear from you. Please fill in the application form ensuring you provide examples of how your knowledge and experience meet each part of the person specification.

Partners in Advocacy is a Disability Confident Employer (Committed)

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Children & Young People’s Advocacy Worker, East Renfrewshire

  • Part time
  • £23,934 pro-rata
  • Home, with a move to flexible office work in Glasgow
  • Closing 2nd April 2021

Partners in Advocacy is a charity providing independent advocacy, which means that we help children and young people exercise their rights and share their views with the people around them.

We have an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who has a passion for working with children and young people – to join our dynamic and friendly Glasgow team within our project in East Renfrewshire

Experience of providing independent advocacy and/or working with vulnerable children and young people is desirable, but not essential. Full training and support will be provided for the duration of the post.

You will need a clean driving licence and access to a roadworthy vehicle. We are currently working from home, but there will be a requirement to travel when restrictions are eased. PVG Scheme membership will be a requirement of the post.

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Children’s Hearings Service’ – Advocacy Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,934
  • Currently home-based, with a move to flexible office work in Glasgow (COVID dependent)
  • Closing 9th April 2021

Partners in Advocacy is a charity providing independent advocacy, which means that we help children and young people exercise their rights and share their views with the people around them.

We have an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who has a passion for working with children and young people – to join our dynamic and friendly team within our Children’s Hearings Service.

Experience of providing independent advocacy and/or working with vulnerable children and young people is desirable, but not essential. Full training and support will be provided for the duration of the post.

You will need a clean driving licence and access to a roadworthy vehicle. We are currently working from home, but there will be a requirement to travel when restrictions are eased. PVG Scheme membership will be a requirement of the post – this will be arranged by us on appointment.

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Advocacy Worker – My Rights My Say Project

  • Full time
  • £23,934
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 9th July 2021

Partners in Advocacy are a leading Scottish organisation who provide high quality, independent advocacy for a range of advocacy partners. An opportunity has arisen to work with our dynamic My Rights My Say team.

My Rights My Say is a nationwide project that supports 12-15 year old's with additional support needs exercise their rights in education. Partners in Advocacy are looking for an enthusiastic, empathetic and warm individual to join our growing team. Location can be anywhere in Scotland with an identified base at a Partners in Advocacy office, travel is expected for the position.

Full training and ongoing support will be provided to the successful applicant and while the contract is until March 2022 however there is the hope of extension beyond that date. We are looking for someone who is passionate about working with young people and who has excellent listening and communication skills. If this sounds like you please don’t hesitate to get in touch to find out more – you can contact our service Co-Ordinator Sarah-Jane Crews on 07516106515 with any questions you may have

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Advocacy Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,934
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th August 2021

Partners in Advocacy is a lead Scottish organisation providing high quality independent advocacy, for a range of advocacy partners since 1998.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our supportive and friendly Edinburgh team. The advocacy worker role will provide one to one independent advocacy for adults 16 plus with a learning or physical disability and for older people. The role ensures that people’s views and wishes are heard and they are able to make informed choices so that they have influence over decisions which affect their lives.

Full training and ongoing support will be provided to the successful applicant and while the contract is until July 2022 there is the hope of extension beyond that date. In addition, our ambitious development agenda provides ample opportunity to develop and expand you’re experience and skills.

We are interested in hearing from a diverse range of people. If you think your skills, experience and expertise can meet the criteria detailed in the person specification, we would like to hear from you. Please fill in the application form ensuring you provide examples of how your knowledge and experience meet each part of the person specification.

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Part Time Advocacy Worker – Midlothian

  • Part time
  • £23,934 pro-rata
  • Midlothian
  • Closing 27th August 2021

Partners in Advocacy are a leading Scottish organisation who provide high quality, independent advocacy for a range of advocacy partners. An opportunity has arisen for an experienced advocacy worker to help people with a learning disability in Midlothian to have their voices heard.

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Children’s Hearings Service’ – Advocacy Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,934
  • Home, with a move to flexible office work in Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st August 2021

Partners in Advocacy is a leading Scottish organisation in the development and delivery of independent advocacy, people are central to what we do. We have embedded an organisational culture based on the principals and values of independent advocacy. Our strategic aims include a continued focus on high-quality service delivery and an ambitious and exciting business development and growth agenda.

We have an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who has a passion for working with children and young people – to join our dynamic and friendly team within our Children’s Hearings Service.

Experience of providing independent advocacy and/or working with vulnerable children and young people is desirable, but not essential. Full training and support will be provided for the duration of the post.

You will need a clean driving licence and access to a roadworthy vehicle. We are currently working from home, but there will be a requirement to travel when restrictions are eased. PVG Scheme membership will be a requirement of the post – this will be arranged by us on appointment.

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Advocacy Worker (Adult Carers, Highland)

  • Full time
  • £23,934
  • Flexible - Office Base and Home Working
  • Closing 1st October 2021

Partners in Advocacy is a leading Scottish organisation in the development and delivery of independent advocacy, people are central to what we do. We have embedded an organisational culture based on the principals and values of independent advocacy. Our strategic aims include a continued focus on high-quality service delivery and an ambitious and exciting business development and growth agenda.

We are looking to add to our team of experienced Advocacy Workers who deliver independent advocacy to adult carers in the Highlands of Scotland. We’re looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person who enjoys working within a team but is also just as comfortable working on their own. The job is a busy one, and you’d be working to support carers to have their thoughts, feeling and wishes known in support of their caring role. You’d be joining an organisation whose values and principles underpin everything we do. If you have a passion for human rights and want to help people to speak up for themselves, check out our job pack for further details.

Whilst we’d be keen to hear from you if you have independent advocacy experience, a full induction and training programme is in place to support the right applicant.

You will need a clean driving licence and access to a roadworthy vehicle. We are currently working from home, but there will be a requirement to travel when restrictions are eased. PVG Scheme membership will be a requirement of the post – this will be arranged by us on appointment.

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Children’s Hearings Service’ – Advocacy Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,934
  • Office Base: Home, with a move to flexible office work in Dundee
  • Closing 17th December 2021

Partners in Advocacy is a leading Scottish organisation in the development and delivery of independent advocacy, people are central to what we do. We have embedded an organisational culture based on the principals and values of independent advocacy. Our strategic aims include a continued focus on high-quality service delivery and an ambitious and exciting business development and growth agenda.

We have an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who has a passion for working with children and young people – to join our dynamic and friendly team within our Children’s Hearings Service.

Experience of providing independent advocacy and/or working with vulnerable children and young people is desirable, but not essential. Full training and support will be provided for the duration of the post.

You will need a clean driving licence and access to a roadworthy vehicle. We are currently working from home, but there will be a requirement to travel when restrictions are eased. PVG Scheme membership will be a requirement of the post – this will be arranged by us on appointment.

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Independent Advocacy Worker (Edinburgh) 2 Posts

  • Full time
  • £23,934
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th April 2022

Partners in Advocacy is one of the largest providers of independent advocacy in Scotland, delivering high quality advocacy services since 1998.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our supportive and friendly Edinburgh team. The advocacy worker role will provide one to one independent advocacy for adults 16 plus with a learning or physical disability and for older people. The role ensures that people’s views and wishes are heard and they are able to make informed choices so that they have influence over decisions which affect their lives.

Full training and ongoing support will be provided to the successful applicant. The contract is till July 2023 and there is potential for that to be extended - subject to further funding by Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership.

Our ambitious strategic agenda provides ample opportunity to develop further experience and skills for continuous professional development. All our staff benefit from regular support and supervision as well as free access to an organisationally funded wellbeing resource.

The role will currently be primarily working from home with options of hybrid office working in the future - as well as regular meetings with advocacy partners in the community and clinical settings.

We are interested in hearing from a diverse range of people. If you think your skills, experience and expertise can meet the criteria detailed in the person specification, we would like to hear from you. Please fill in the application form ensuring you provide examples of how your knowledge and experience meet each part of the person specification.

Partners in Advocacy is a Disability Confident Employer (Committed)

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Administrator

  • Full time
  • £20,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 22nd April 2022

Partners in Advocacy is one of the largest providers of independent advocacy in Scotland, delivering high quality advocacy services since 1998.

Partners in Advocacy is looking for a Full-Time Administrator to join our Glasgow Office. Experience of providing a high level of administrative support to a busy team is essential.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, socially aware person with excellent communication and customer service skills to join our team. Excellent organisation skills are essential, as is a good working knowledge of MS Office software, including Word, Excel and Outlook etc., and experience of working with the public. The ability to work on your own initiative is crucial. The successful candidate will have a minimum of one year’s experience in a similar role.

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Children’s Hearings Advocacy Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,652
  • Various locations across central belt
  • Closing 27th May 2022

Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity?

Partners in Advocacy is a leading Scottish organisation in the development and delivery of independent advocacy, people are central to what we do. We have embedded an organisational culture based on the principals and values of independent advocacy. Our strategic aims include a continued focus on high-quality service delivery and an ambitious and exciting business development and growth agenda.

We have an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who has a passion for working with children and young people – to join our dynamic and friendly team within our Children’s Hearings Service.

Experience of providing independent advocacy and/or working with vulnerable children and young people is desirable, but not essential. Full training and support will be provided for the duration of the post.

You will need a clean driving licence and access to a roadworthy vehicle. PVG Scheme membership will be a requirement of the post – this will be arranged by us on appointment.

Partners in Advocacy is a Disability Confident Employer (Committed)

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East Renfrewshire Advocacy Worker

  • Part time
  • £24,652 pro-rata
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 7th June 2022

Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity?

Partners in Advocacy is a leading Scottish organisation in the development and delivery of independent advocacy, and people are central to what we do. We have embedded an organisational culture based on the principles and values of independent advocacy. Our strategic aims include a continued focus on high-quality service delivery and an ambitious and exciting business development and growth agenda.

We have an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who has a passion for working with children and young people – to join our dynamic and friendly office.

Experience of providing independent advocacy and/or working with vulnerable children and young people is desirable, but not essential. Full training and support will be provided for the duration of the post.

You will need a clean driving licence and access to a roadworthy vehicle. PVG Scheme membership will be a requirement of the post – this will be arranged by us on appointment.

Partners in Advocacy is a Disability Confident Employer (Committed)

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