Advocate

Closing date 6 June 2019
Organisation Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Exchange (GATE)
Location Leeds
Hours Part time
28
Salary SCP 12, £21,589 pro rata
Telephone 01132402444
Email ellie@leedsgate.co.uk
Website leedsgate.co.uk/join-our-award-winning-team-job-opportunity-advocate
Description
Leeds GATE are an award winning community members organisation for Gypsies and Travellers based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Our overall aim is to improve quality of life for Gypsies and Travellers through addressing inequalities in homes, health, education, employment, financial and social inclusion. We run a number of community facing and strategic projects to achieve our aims including advocacy, community development and youth work.  

Leeds GATE are looking for a committed individual to contribute to our advocacy team. Our established, well used and highly regarded advocacy service works with Gypsies and Travellers across West Yorkshire to support equitable access, options and choice. We provide signposting and support and are often the primary service being accessed by our members. The post holder will take a holistic approach to providing high quality, accessible advocacy, information, signposting and support to Gypsy and Traveller individuals and families with a focus on promoting mental wellbeing, including working with those in mental distress. The post holder will have high regard to Leeds GATE Value statements including that Leeds GATE helps people to help themselves.  

Directed by the Advocacy Co-ordinator and working in partnership with other agencies to ensure increased accessibility to support services, reflecting on and implementing best practice. The post holder will work within an agreed monitoring and evaluation framework

All GATE staff work within and are supervised on Leeds GATE’s Values: http://leedsgate.co.uk/home/history-leeds-gate/our-mission-and-values 

Deadline for applications is: 6th June, 5pm Interviews will be held on: 11th June

Leeds GATE are committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, the organisation follows safe recruitment practices to protect children and adults at risk, and the applicant will have to have a Criminal Records check. 

Leeds GATE are an equal opportunities employer.  

Visit our website above to download the application pack.

For enquiries and an informal chat about the post please ring or email Sharon, Sharon@leedsgate.co.uk, 01132402444 
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