Universal Advocate

Closing date 3 July 2020
Organisation Advonet
Location LS7 1Ab
Hours Part time
x1 30 hours per week and x1 22.5 hours per week both permanent. x1 24 hrs p/w, fixed term for 2 years
Salary £20,402 per annum, pro rata for part time working
Telephone 01132440606
Email jobs@advonet.org.uk
Website advonet.org.uk/join-us/jobs/

Advonet is a growing organisation working with people who are marginalised to raise their voices and have their rights respected.   We have an exciting opportunity for someone passionate about upholding the rights of people to work as a Universal Advocate and join our existing team of advocates already providing this service across Leeds.   You will use your specialist knowledge and proven advocacy skills to deliver advocacy. We are recruiting to our Community Advocacy Team and Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) team. You will be based initially in one of these teams however, over time you will be expected to work across all the advocacy disciplines as required.   You need to be working or have worked in a similar role and be willing to work towards achieving the Independent Advocacy Qualification.  

To apply for this role please complete the Advonet Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, which can be found on the above link, along with a detailed job description and person specification (CVs will not be accepted). Please return applications to jobs@advonet.org.uk.  

If you would like more information or an informal chat about the post please call on 0113 2440606 and ask to speak to Libby Plum, Community Advocacy Manager or Paul Holland, IMHA manager.   We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), LGBTQ+ and non-binary candidates and individuals with disabilities and/or experiencing mental health difficulties who are often under-represented in some elements of the organisation.

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