The Advocacy Project
The Advocacy Project

Charity registered in Scotland SC020564

Independent Advocacy is about everyone having a right to a voice and having that voice taken into account. Under mental health legislation, people have a legal right of access to an advocacy service. With a value base embedded in equalities and human rights, The Advocacy Project, located in Glasgow, is a long established independent advocacy provider across West Central Scotland with over 26 years of experience. The strategic aims of the organisation is to ensure that it delivers the best quality of advocacy it can to the people who need it the most. This means a dedication to learning and development at all levels within the organisation, from Modern Apprenticeship & CPD to our recently established Professional Practice award in Independent Advocacy, which in turn reflects an investment in its people with IIP accreditation at Silver standard and Healthy Working lives at Gold.

Current vacancies

Trainee Advocacy Worker

  • Full time
  • £19,043 – £21,114
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st October 2019

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 25 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).