Charity registered in Scotland SC038052
Equal Voice is a Citizen Advocacy project based in Central Fife. We are a registered charity who provide independent advocacy for central Fife residents who have a learning disability, physical disability or a mental health difficulty which makes them unable to look after their own affairs. The project offers assistance to adults aged 16 - 65 years old within the central Fife learning and community setting who need support speaking up for themselves.
The project’s activity is aimed at raising the awareness of ordinary members of the community who can offer a few spare hours regularly as a volunteer, and are interested in meeting new people, trying new things, and believe that everyone should have choices and opportunities. The project provide them with the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a local vulnerable adult by developing a voluntary long-term partnership
Equal Voice are looking for a part-time (18 hours) Citizen Advocacy Development Worker who is a dynamic, creative, professional who is passionate about the rights of vulnerable people; community orientated; with a strong record of developing initiatives.
You will support existing Advocacy Partnerships (between a vulnerable adult and a trained volunteer), and inspire local people to become advocates for vulnerable people in Central Fife with learning disability, physical disability or a mental health difficulty which impacts on their ability to look after their own affairs. You will work within a small team of Development Workers who work across local schools and colleges, and in the wider local community.
The 18-hour post is based in Central Fife and is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund until November 2022.
The position requires an enhanced PVG disclosure.