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Advocacy Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,652
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th July 2022


  • Advertised from 29th June 2022
  • Plus mileage/travel expenses. 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 9am- 5pm until 29th July 2023 (With continuation beyond, subject to securing further funding)

Role

Partners in Advocacy is one of the largest providers of independent advocacy in Scotland, delivering high quality advocacy services since 1998.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our supportive and friendly Edinburgh team. The advocacy worker role will provide one to one independent advocacy for adults 16 plus with a learning or physical disability and for older people. The role ensures that people’s views and wishes are heard and they are able to make informed choices so that they have influence over decisions which affect their lives.

Full training and ongoing support will be provided to the successful applicant. The contract is till July 2023 and there is potential for that to be extended - subject to further funding by Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership.

Our ambitious strategic agenda provides ample opportunity to develop further experience and skills for continuous professional development. All our staff benefit from regular support and supervision as well as free access to an organisationally funded wellbeing resource.

The role will currently be primarily working from home with options of hybrid office working in the future - as well as regular meetings with advocacy partners in the community and clinical settings.

We are interested in hearing from a diverse range of people. If you think your skills, experience and expertise can meet the criteria detailed in the person specification, we would like to hear from you. Please fill in the application form ensuring you provide examples of how your knowledge and experience meet each part of the person specification.

Partners in Advocacy is a Disability Confident Employer (Committed)

Application notes

For information on independent advocacy please see the SIAA website: siaa.org.uk/what-is-independent-advocacy

Further details including job description, person specification and application form can be downloaded from our website at partnersinadvocacy.org.uk/vacancies

For an informal chat about the post or any other enquiries, please contact recruitment@partnersinadvocacy.org.uk and a member of the team will get back to you.

Please note that we cannot accept CVs.

Closing date for completed applications: 27th July 2022 at 5pm

Interviews will be held remotely on 1st August 2022