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Community Advocate - Trafford - 30 hours

Community Advocate - Trafford - 30 hours

Community Advocate - Trafford - 30 hours

Closing: 04/02/2022

Position: Permanent

Hours: Part-time

Salary: £22,183 to £26,511 per annum (NJC scale 12/21)

Reference:

Address: Trafford, UK

Our Mission

We help people to achieve the outcomes that matter to them in their lives, by providing high quality advocacy.

Purpose of role

The role of a community advocate will be to provide support to individuals 18+ within the community to have a voice in decisions affecting their life, whilst helping them to understand their rights. The role will require the post holder to promote self-advocacy and empowerment and enable people to make informed decisions and get their views heard in matters relating to mental health and/or care and support needs within health and social care. This will be through one-to-one advocacy and other models of advocacy as required. This activity will include working with people of all ages, including those with learning disabilities, people with mental health needs, people with physical and sensory impairment, and older people.

Here are a few examples of how you could be supporting someone:

  • Supporting a parent to have a voice when dealing with children social care services.
  • Supporting a person to navigate health services and attend appointments such as mental health services or the GP.
  • Supporting a person to access and navigate adult social care services
  • Supporting a person to express dissatisfaction with services such as NHS Organisations or Adult Social Care or speaking on the phone if appropriate.
  • Support a person to understand what services are available to them both statutory and in the community to meet their health and social care needs.

You can download the role description, application form, equal opportunities monitoring form and privacy notice below:

Please send the completed Application, Privacy Policy & Equal Opportunity Monitoring Forms to HR@advocacyfocus.org.uk to be considered for this role.

Alternatively, you can post this to us at Advocacy Focus, First Floor, The Old Tannery, Eastgate, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 6PW.

Please note that the salary advertised is for full-time hours. If this post is less than 37 hours per week, the salary will be pro-rata.

This vacancy will close when sufficient applications have been received.  Therefore it is advised to complete your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application.

Please note, that shortlisting is completed anonymously with candidates being assessed against the essential criteria for the post.  Therefore only persons who can clearly demonstrate how they meet our person specification criteria in their application will be short-listed.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application.

Advocacy Focus is committed to fighting racism and other forms of oppression and discrimination. We want to be a great employer for all our staff, regardless of their background or characteristics. We recognise that not everyone is the same and that different people will require different support to fulfill their potential. One thing we can do to work towards that goal is to ensure that our staff team is representative of the diverse communities across our service delivery areas. We particularly encourage applications from men, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those living with a physical or mental disability, and those from an ethnic minority background. 

Reasonable Adjustments: Support is available to candidates with disabilities when applying for vacancies. For more information on reasonable adjustments please contact our Recruitment Team by any of the following methods: 

By telephone 01254 958940

or emailhr@advocacyfocus.org.uk 

or write to HR Team, Advocacy Focus, The Old Tannery, Eastgate, Accrington, BB5 6PW

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