Independent Advocate – Statutory Advocacy at Swindon Advocacy Movement

The following is a vacancy from Swindon Advocacy Movement.

Independent Advocate – Statutory Advocacy

Fixed Term 18 month contract.

£21,734 – £23,188 depending on qualifications and experience. Up to 37 hours per week.

Swindon Advocacy Movement (SAM) has a well established reputation of providing a range of advocacy services for people with care and support needs in Swindon.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our advocacy team and are looking for a passionate person to speak out for the most vulnerable in our society.

We are looking for an Independent Advocate for our Care Act Advocacy Service working with people with care and support needs. SAM has created a flexible and responsive accessible advocacy service enabling people to participate as fully as possible in any decision to maintain their independence and secure the rights and services they are entitled to.

Do you have experience in Advocacy, Information and Advice or a similar role, ideally in a health, social care or a voluntary setting, or experience of working with vulnerable adults or young people? If so, we want to hear from you to join our committed and friendly team!

We are looking for a qualified Independent Advocate or someone who is interested in developing a career in advocacy and standing up for the rights of others. We offer a complete package of support, supervision and training including City & Guilds level 3 Independent Advocacy unit 301.

We need non-judgemental, compassionate, person with excellent communication skills who enjoys working with others to make positive change happen.

This is a fixed term 18 month contract.

If you would like to be part of this exciting new venture and would like more information please email us at info@swindonadvocacy.org.uk for our application pack. If you have any questions please ring 01793 542575 and ask for our Advocacy Manager, Rachel Hill.

Closing date for applications is midday Monday 3rd December 2018 for interviews being held Thursday 6th December 2018.

Swindon Advocacy Movement is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Swindon Advocacy Movement expects all staff and volunteers to share that commitment. All posts are subject to Enhanced DBS check.

Swindon Advocacy Movement is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from anyone regardless of disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

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