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.

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Top job! Chief Executive

  • Full time
  • £46,754 – £48,906
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 13th February 2020

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.