2 x Advocacy Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £24,732 – £29,040
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th May 2022


  • Advertised from 10th May 2022
  • Fixed term contract to 23rd March 2023 - extension of the posts thereafter will be subject to continued funding from City of Edinburgh Council.

Role

AdvoCard is a well-established and highly regarded advocacy organisation in Edinburgh. Primarily providing independent advocacy to individuals affected by mental ill-health and/or problematic substance use, we work individually and collectively with a range of advocacy partners to ensure their voices are heard and their rights upheld.

We are now recruiting for the following posts

1x advocacy worker to join our busy team providing advocacy support to those who identify as having a mental health condition and or problematic substance use - Full time (36.25 hours Monday to Friday. May consider 2 x part time posts

1 x advocacy worker to join our prison advocacy service providing advocacy support to prisoners of Edinburgh Prison - Part time (10 hours per week)

We are a flexible working employer and hours offered for each post can be negotiated, for the right candidate.

If you can bring commitment, innovation and a real passion for supporting the individual voices of those who struggle to be heard, we want to hear from you.

To be successful, you will have a background working in advocacy, social care or a related field in either the statutory or third sector.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at AdvoCard.

We are a Disability Confident Committed employer and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and communities. This will help us to ensure that our staff team represents the people who use our service. We particularly welcome applications from people with lived experience of mental health conditions or problematic substance use.

Application notes

Please contact advocacy@advocard.org.uk for a full job description and application pack.

If you have any queries or you require support with the application form you can contact Arlene Astley on 07920207569 for an informal chat or email her at arlene@advocard.org.uk

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted shortly after the closing date. Please note that we will be conducting interviews remotely. Please contact alrene@advocard.org.uk if you will require a face to face interview or additional support with your interview.