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 – £23,945 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. We are passionate about speaking out for the most vulnerable in our society and have created a flexible and responsive advocacy service enabling people to access their rights within health and social care services.

We are now looking for an Independent Advocate for our Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy Service working with people who are deemed to lack capacity and are eligible to access the advocacy service in key ‘best interest’ decisions. This service enables vulnerable 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, children and family services or experience of working with vulnerable adults? 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. This is a fixed term 18 month contract.

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

If you 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 IMCA Manager, Ian Reynolds.

Closing date for applications is midday Friday 26th October 2018 for interviews being held Thursday 1st November 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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