Advocacy Team Leader

Closing date 5 October 2020
Organisation Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Exchange (GATE)
Location Leeds
Hours Full time
Salary £25,801 - £28,785
Telephone 01132402444
The Advocacy Team Leader will:
  • Co-ordinate, develop and provide a high quality, accessible advocacy service across West Yorkshire.
  • Help provide information, signposting and support to Gypsy and Traveller individuals/families.
  • Work holistically to improve wellbeing, promoting and supporting self-advocacy.
  • Build strong and trusting relationships to members, making every contact count.
  • Be a deputy safeguarding officer for the organisation.
  • Lead a small staff team and ensure effective processes, recording and evaluation of the service.
  • Work with a range of partner agencies across West Yorkshire.
If you believe that everyone is equal and should be safe and included and you are you welcoming, respectful, open and honest… we would love to hear from you! 

About You
As Advocacy Team Leader, you will be able to encourage, inspire and help people to build on their own strengths. You will be solution focused, creative, brave and ready to make an impact within the community. You will bring you experience of:
  • Safeguarding Adults and Children Training to a manager level.
  • Domestic Violence and Abuse Training.
  • Knowledge of advocacy principles and practice.
  • Working with vulnerable people and within a safeguarding framework.
  • Leading a team and managing staff / volunteers – supervision, attendance, projects and development.
  • Up to date knowledge of relevant legislation and rights in relation to housing, welfare, family, health and equalities.
  • Working with external agencies supporting families experiencing domestic abuse.
  • Risk management and associated processes.
 You will be:
  • Committed to person centred working and able to build trusting and effective relationships.
  • Be able to develop partnerships based on shared goals and values. 
  • Resilient with an awareness of self-care and be able to have challenging conversations.
To fulfil this role, you will need to be able to drive and have access to a vehicle for work purposes.     
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