Top job! Chief Executive

  • Full time or Part time
  • £40,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th February 2021

  • Advertised from 26th January 2021
  • Hours negotiable up to 36.25 hours per week. £40,000 (pro rata)


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

We are looking for an experienced leader who can build on our success and lead the organisation forward at this exciting but challenging time. You will lead a team of knowledgeable staff and volunteers who take pride in AdvoCard’s unique services. You will be an experienced manager with excellent communication skills, and have experience in strategic planning, staff management, raising an organisation's profile and securing ongoing funding to turn vision into action. In addition you should have a track record of successful partnership work with key external organisations to deliver services and influence local and national policy.

If you can bring commitment, innovation and a real passion for supporting the individual and collective voices of those who struggle to be heard, we want to hear from you. The post may be full time (36.25 hours per week) but we will also consider applications from those interested in working part-time.

To be successful, you will have a background working in advocacy, social care or a related field in either the statutory or third sector, have an understanding of the relevant policy and legislative drivers locally and nationally, and a proven track record of leadership.

For an informal discussion please contact Rebecca Barr, interim CEO, on 07423663284.

Application notes

Applications should be emailed to by the end of 9th February 2021.

Interviews will be held remotely on 19th February.