Collective Advocacy Development Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,697 – £26,235 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 17th April 2020

  • Advertised from 5th March 2020
  • 28 hours per week


At People First (Scotland) the team support members in their work for change in three main areas:

  1. The way people with learning disabilities see themselves
  2. The way the world sees and thinks about people with learning disabilities
  3. The law and policy as it affects people with learning disabilities

We have a new and exciting opportunity for a Development Worker for the Fife area. The main purpose of the role is to support local collective advocacy where groups of people with learning disabilities meet together, discuss issues from their own lives and the lives of other people who have learning disabilities. Workers also promote the organisation within the area to strengthen relationships and increase membership.

Applicants must have a good understanding of self-advocacy and collective advocacy, good knowledge of recent policy and legislation as it affects people with learning disabilities, experience of group work and a proven commitment to social inclusion. A qualification in social work or community education is desirable but not essential. Car and valid driving license essential.

Application notes

Closing date: 17th April 2020

Interviews: week commencing 3rd May 2020

Please send your CV to or by post to: HR Manager, People First Scotland, National Office, 77-79 Easter Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5PW

In addition to your CV please write a covering letter (one A4 page at most please) which offers a full explanation of your suitability for the post by responding to the two following points;

According to the tasks, duties and responsibilities described in the Job description tell us the skills, knowledge and experience that you have developed from paid and unpaid work which make you a good candidate for this post. In response to the person specification and the organisational information supplied provide a description of the attributes and skills that you have and which show you are a strong candidate for this post.