Charity registered in Scotland SC020564
We are looking for bright, dynamic individuals who are committed to the principles of equalities and human rights to join our team.
The Advocacy Project has over 28 years’ experience in empowering individuals to know their rights and be involved in decisions that affect their lives. We have built a strong reputation advocating for people affected by the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003, Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 and Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007. We have recently received additional funding to work with those navigating the Self-directed Support process and those affected by alcohol and drug misuse.
As a learning organisation, we are proud of the investment that we put into our staff and the opportunities provided to develop skills and talent within the workplace.
We are now recruiting for the position of Trainee Advocacy Worker. The successful candidate will be offered a traineeship which includes a robust induction programme, and will receive work-based learning and development to work towards completing the accredited Professional Practice Award in Independent Advocacy (SCQF rated level 7).
We are also seeking to recruit experienced Advocacy Workers who will fast track the traineeship to work towards completing the accredited Professional Practice Award.
Following completion of the Traineeship and the Professional Practice Award, the salary scale increases.
The Advocacy Project is a human rights-based organisation that supports people to have their voices heard and be empowered to be involved in decisions that affect their lives. Our issue-based advocacy services are free and confidential, and we are independent of social work, NHS and other agencies. We work across Glasgow, South Lanarkshire and East Renfrewshire. We also support service user involvement and participation through our Engagement and Involvement Service.
Due to the retirement of the current post holder in June 2020, we have an exciting opportunity for a passionate, forward thinking, knowledgeable, skilled professional who will lead our dedicated staff team, both inspirationally and strategically, to achieve our goals.
An excellent communicator and negotiator, you will evidence significant effective leadership of an organisation together with ability to drive forward strategic goals. With education to degree level and a relevant management qualification, you will demonstrate a substantial track record of leading and managing people effectively. Financially astute, with ability to create successful funding bids you will also evidence working successfully with key people from statutory and government agencies.
Ability to attend occasional meetings and events out with office hours is essential.
Excellent Terms & Conditions, including flexi time working, are offered for this outstanding opportunity.