Independent Advocacy Perth and Kinross
Independent Advocacy Perth and Kinross

Charity registered in Scotland SC035138

We work together to create a stronger community where people are valued.


Current vacancies

Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Perth
  • Closing 31st May 2020

Bringing about the day where everyone’s voice is heard and respected.

We are seeking volunteer Board members to join an existing team of trustees in a forward looking and inclusive organisation.

Independent Advocacy Perth & Kinross (IAPK) are looking for dynamic individuals to join the Board of Directors in supporting the strategic direction and development of the organisation.

IAPK is the main Independent Advocacy and Human Rights based organisation in Perth & Kinross, providing independent advocacy for people who experience vulnerability or disadvantage through disability, illness or life circumstances. IAPK provides free independent advocacy so that people have their voice heard and are involved in decisions which affect their lives. At the core of all our work are the Principles, Standards & Code of Best Practice for Independent Advocacy (SIAA 2019) and our IAPK Values: Human Rights, Independence, Partner-Led, Honesty, Courage and Empowerment

The Board are seeking applications from individuals who are interested in human rights, social justice and equality and are particularly interested in those with skills and experience with working in the 3rd sector; as well as those with skills in Finance, Business Management and Development, Charity Law, Fundraising, Human Resources, Marketing and Strategic Development.

The position is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be paid.

Shortlist

We are seeking a Children and Young Person’s (CYP) Independent Advocacy Worker who has experience of working with CYP and is passionate about CYP having their voice heard and views taken into account. This post will focus on providing advocacy support within the Children’s Hearing System.

The candidate must have experience or understanding of supporting and advocating for others. It is essential they are committed to: Human Rights; Social Justice; and, the Principles, Standards & Code of Best Practice for Independent Advocacy.

We are looking for a person with excellent communication and IT skills, who can work independently and also as part of a team. The post is considered regulated work so is subject to membership of the PVG scheme. Access to a car and ability to travel throughout Perth & Kinross and further afield is essential.

If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience and are passionate about supporting people to have their voice heard, we would like to hear from you. IAPK values diversity and aspires to reflect this in our workforce.

Use of a car is essential as this post covers the whole of Perth & Kinross.

If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience, are passionate about people’s right to have their voice heard and share the values of IAPK, we would welcome your application.

Shortlist

Peer Independent Advocacy Worker – Drug & Alcohol

  • Part time
  • £24,638 pro-rata
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Closing 30th June 2020

We are seeking a Peer Independent Advocacy Worker with Lived Experience of addiction recovery (your own or someone close to you) to provide independent advocacy throughout Perth and Kinross.

The post holder must have experience of, or interest in, supporting and advocating for others. It is essential they are committed to: a rights based approach for people affected by substance use; Human Rights; Social Justice and the Principles, Standards & Code of Best Practice for Independent Advocacy.

The successful candidate must be able to work as an individual as well as part of a team, with excellent communication and IT skills. The post is considered regulated work so is subject to membership of the PVG scheme.

Use of a car is essential as this post covers the whole of Perth & Kinross.

If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience, are passionate about people’s right to have their voice heard and share the values of IAPK, we would welcome your application.

Shortlist