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Enabler - Oliver McGowan Training -Swindon Advocacy Movement

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12 Month Fixed Term Contract – with plans for extension, subject to funding agreement

Join us in an exciting new initiative enabling people with learning disabilities to co-deliver mandatory training to health and social care staff.

Salary: £25,265 pro rata 21 hours per week

Excellent benefits including flexible working, access to YuLife services including death in service life insurance, 21 days holiday rising to 26 days with service plus bank holidays and 3 discretionary days at Christmas

SAM was set up in 1997 as a user led organisation for people with learning disabilities.

We now work with people with a range of different care and support needs. We provide a free and accessible advocacy service enabling people to gain independence, speak up for their rights and get access to help and services they are entitled to.

SAM Values Statement

  • We will be respectful and non-judgemental, putting people at the centre of our work.
  • We will be truthful, independent, outcomes focused and will learn from all we do.
  • We will do what is right, not what is easy and we will bravely challenge injustice.

The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism is named after Oliver McGowan, whose death shone a light on the need for health and social care staff to have better training.

The Enabler will play a key role providing pastoral support for Experts By Experience with learning disabilities enabling them to co-deliver Oliver McGowan training across NHS Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) integrated care system (ICS).

They will be working with Experts by Experience and trainers to facilitate the delivery of the training to healthcare professionals. This will involve travel across the BSW IS area and supporting the Experts to travel across the region.

The Enabler will also work with the Experts and BSW ICS delivery partners to ensure that all the Oliver McGowan recruitment processes and training sessions are fully accessible.

If interested, please email for an application pack. Please phone Caroline, our Community Projects Manager, if you would like to find out more about the role 01793 542266.

Closing date for applications is 16th October 2023. We will review applications as they are received and invite to interview on a rolling basis. We reserve the right to close this advertisement earlier if the right person for the role is found.

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.