Forth Valley Advocacy
Forth Valley Advocacy

Charity registered in Scotland SC034510

Forth Valley Advocacy’s Mission Statement To PROMOTE the rights, freedom and dignity of vulnerable people, to SUPPORT people to have their say and to DEFEND disadvantaged people from abuse and exploitation

Current vacancies

Advocacy Worker

  • Full time
  • £27,753
  • Forth Valley
  • Closing 14th August 2022

Forth Valley Advocacy, is an independent advocacy service PROMOTING the rights, freedom and dignity of vulnerable people, SUPPORTING people to have their say and DEFENDING disadvantaged people from abuse and exploitation. The service is based on human rights principles and ensures that a stronger voice is given to individuals made vulnerable by complex life situations.

We are seeking an Advocacy Worker to join our existing team enabling Forth Valley Advocacy to continue providing high quality, person centred Independent Advocacy services across the Forth Valley area. You will join an enthusiastic team of experienced Advocacy Workers and will report to the Team Leader.

With a commitment to ensuring that Advocacy Partners voices are heard, you will have a strong belief in empowerment and inclusion. As a member of the expanded team you will contribute to the development of the service as it continues to provide independent advocacy throughout this period of growth.

At present our office base is in Larbert but this is under review and hybrid working arrangements are currently in place.

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Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,947
  • Larbert
  • Closing 26th April 2021

Responsible to the Chair on behalf of the Board of Directors

Purpose

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.

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Business Support Executive

  • Full time
  • £24,000
  • Forth Valley
  • Closing 15th November 2021

Forth Valley Advocacy, is an independent advocacy service PROMOTING the rights, freedom and dignity of vulnerable people, SUPPORTING people to have their say and DEFENDING disadvantaged people from abuse and exploitation.

As the Business Support Executive for Forth Valley Advocacy you will join us at an exciting time in our development as we start delivering the new contract for Independent Advocacy services in the Forth Valley area, initially until October 2023 with the possibility of extension to October 2025.

This is a new post which will allow Forth Valley Advocacy to continue providing high quality and person centred Independent Advocacy services across the Forth Valley area, initially until October 2023 with the possibility of extension to October 2025. You will report to the Chief Executive Officer and will provide administrative support, including the management of financial processes, to the Management Team and Board of Forth Valley Advocacy. You will manage our social media, developing a communications plan and building positive links with external organisations. You will support the CEO to identify opportunities for business development, possess knowledge of funding streams and have experience of making funding applications.

You will bring enthusiasm and a creative, problem-solving approach to the organisation during this exciting period of growth.

At present our office base is in Larbert but this is under review and hybrid working arrangements are currently in place.

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Advocacy Worker (2 posts)

  • Full time
  • £26,944
  • Forth Valley
  • Closing 15th November 2021

Forth Valley Advocacy, is an independent advocacy service PROMOTING the rights, freedom and dignity of vulnerable people, SUPPORTING people to have their say and DEFENDING disadvantaged people from abuse and exploitation.

As the Business Support Executive for Forth Valley Advocacy you will join us at an exciting time in our development as we start delivering the new contract for Independent Advocacy services in the Forth Valley area, initially until October 2023 with the possibility of extension to October 2025.

This is an exciting time for Forth Valley Advocacy as we start delivering the new contract for Independent Advocacy services in the Forth Valley area, initially until October 2023 with the possibility of extension to October 2025.

We are looking for 2 additional Advocacy Workers to join our existing team enabling Forth Valley Advocacy to continue providing high quality, person centred Independent Advocacy services across the Forth Valley area. You will join an enthusiastic team of experienced Advocacy Workers and will report to the Team Leader/Duty Worker.

With a commitment to ensuring that Advocacy Partners voices are heard, you will have a strong belief in empowerment and inclusion. As a member of the expanded team you will contribute to the development of the service as it continues to provide independent advocacy throughout this period of growth.

At present our office base is in Larbert but this is under review and hybrid working arrangements are currently in place.

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Team Leader/Duty Worker (2 posts)

  • Full time
  • £31,000
  • Forth Valley
  • Closing 15th November 2021

As a Team Leader/Duty Worker at Forth Valley Advocacy you will join us at an exciting time in our development as we start delivering the new contract for Independent Advocacy services in the Forth Valley area, initially until October 2023 with the possibility of extension to October 2025. This is a new post which will allow Forth Valley Advocacy to continue to provide high quality and person led Independent Advocacy services across the Forth Valley area.

As one of two Team Leaders, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, you will manage a small team of energetic and enthusiastic Advocacy Workers whilst at the same time carrying a small caseload of Advocacy Partners. As Duty Worker you will respond to telephone enquiries, screening potential referrals, and allocating referrals to the advocacy team. You will build strong partnerships with our referrers including colleagues in the NHS and Local Authorities. You will be an experienced independent advocacy practitioner with the ability to manage yourself and others effectively.

You will bring enthusiasm and leadership skills to the organisation during this exciting period of growth.

At present our office base is in Larbert but this is under review and hybrid working arrangements are currently in place.

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Top job! Chief Executive Officer

  • Full time
  • £45,000
  • Forth Valley
  • Closing 4th January 2022

Forth Valley Advocacy is an independent advocacy service PROMOTING the rights, freedom and dignity of vulnerable people, SUPPORTING people to have their say and DEFENDING disadvantaged people from abuse and exploitation.

As Forth Valley Advocacy’s first Chief Executive Officer you will join us at an exciting time in our development as we start delivering the new contract for Independent Advocacy services in the Forth Valley area, initially until October 2023 with the possibility of extension to October 2025. Reporting to the Board you will lead an energetic and enthusiastic team of Advocacy Workers and support the Board to develop and implement their new 4 year strategic plan. Part of your role will be to identify and develop opportunities for delivering new projects, extending Forth Valley Advocacy’s reach, and developing a sustainable future for the organisation. You will play a key role in building effective partnerships, growing our services and ensuring that we continue to deliver the highest quality advocacy services.

You will bring enthusiasm and leadership skills to the organisation during this exciting period of growth.

At present our office base is in Larbert but hybrid working arrangements are currently in place and a key priority will be to identify new locations from which our services can be delivered across the Forth Valley area.

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Trustees/Directors (2 positions)

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Forth Valley
  • Closing 4th January 2022

Forth Valley Advocacy is an independent advocacy service PROMOTING the rights, freedom and dignity of vulnerable people, SUPPORTING people to have their say and DEFENDING disadvantaged people from abuse and exploitation.

We are looking for motivated and dedicated individuals who share the aims and objectives of Forth Valley Advocacy and the Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance (SIAA) to join our volunteer Board of Directors. You will join us at an exciting time as we start the strategic planning both to deliver the new contract for the provision of independent advocacy services in Forth Valley and seek to develop new projects and funding opportunities to ensure the sustainable future of the organisation.

You will share collective responsibility for setting our goals, ensuring that we bring benefit to the community and meet our legal and financial obligations. You will ensure our professional team, led by our Chief Executive Officer, continues to provide high quality independent advocacy to our Advocacy Partners, supporting them to have their voices heard and their rights protected.

We are interested in people from all walks of life to bring fresh thinking, skills and knowledge to our organisation. At present a number of skills are under-represented on the Board and we would particularly welcome applications from people with the following background or experience:

  • The Health and Social Care Sector
  • Independent Advocacy
  • Business Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Human Resources

At present our office base is in Larbert but hybrid working arrangements are currently in place and Board meetings are being held in the evenings on MS Teams. The Board meets a minimum of 6 times a year. It is hoped that new Board members can join us at our Strategy day in early February.

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Volunteer Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £25,445 pro-rata
  • Larbert with hybrid working arrangements
  • Closing 7th March 2022

Forth Valley Advocacy provide Independent Advocacy services across the Forth Valley area and we are funded until October 2023, with the possibility of extension to October 2025.

We are looking to recruit a part time Volunteer Co-ordinator to establish a Volunteer Advocacy programme. You will recruit, support, supervise and train Volunteer Advocacy Workers who will empower Advocacy Partners by building their abilities to express their views and preferences in areas that directly affect their lives. Volunteer Advocacy Workers will support Advocacy Partners to have their voices heard and their rights protected. As Volunteer Co-ordinator you will manage all referrals to the volunteering service and you will carry a small caseload of Advocacy Partners.

At present our office base is in Larbert but hybrid working arrangements are currently in place.

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