Advocacy Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,485 – £30,497
  • Office base in Wishaw, with flexible working/home-based working available
  • Closing 16th December 2022


  • Advertised from 21st November 2022
  • Full and Part-time posts (35 or 28hrs).
  • 37 days holiday, rising to 40 days after 5 years 6% matched pension Enhanced full sick pay

Role

New Year, new opportunity. Do you fancy a change and want to join our generous, helpful and happy team of advocacy workers within an established, innovative and welcoming organisation? If you are interested in speaking up for and with people who are marginalised or unheard, please read on.

We have several vacancies for advocacy workers across a number of projects, we have sector leading pay scales; placing on the scale is dependent on previous experience and starting at the top of the scale is possible for the right candidate.

We have projects delivering independent advocacy for people with addictions, people in receipt of self-directed support as well as our core project which covers mental ill health, learning disability and long-term conditions. We welcome applications from people with lived experience of disability or addiction or people with significant family experience.

Don’t be put off if you feel you don’t have experience of every single competency we ask for, we will be flexible and supportive to the right candidates. We offer a comprehensive induction and ongoing learning and development opportunities.

If you have knowledge or experience of any of the following, we want to hear from you:

• Providing advocacy or representation to marginalised people

• Experience of working with people with addictions or disability

• Experience of casework in a community setting

• Autonomous working within a small team

• A passion for inclusion and social justice

This post is subject to membership of the PVG scheme and suitable references. As the post covers the whole local authority area, a driver with access to a car is essential for this role.

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below.

Please download the application pack and return to sam@equalsay.org

For an informal discussion, send an email to Sam Cairns, Project Manager.

Closing date for applications: 5pm Friday 16th December

Interviews will be held in the week beginning the 9th January 2023.


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