Vacancies

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PEER/LIVED EXPERIENCE ADVOCATE (Qualified or Unqualified)

We are looking for an individual who shares our passion to give vulnerable people a voice in expressing the outcomes they wish to achieve in their daily life.

We now have the following exciting opportunity:

Independent Peer Advocate, 37 hours maternity cover until 30th July 2021 and then 22.5 hours permanent post.

Starting Salary:

Unqualified – Tier 6 – Scale SCP 12, Salary £21,589 (FTE) (prorated to hours contracted), rising to £23,836 upon qualification

Qualified – Tier 5 – Scale SCP 17, Salary £23,836 (FTE) (prorated to hours contracted)

37 hours per week

Location: Working from home with travel throughout Solihull, Coventry and Warwickshire*

As an Independent Peer Advocate, you will undertake a variety of work across different areas of advocacy. This will include supporting clients at meetings in hospitals and in the community. You will hold your own caseload as part of an experienced team of advocates and contribute to the development of our services.

This role is for someone who has used mental health services.

ADVOCATE (Qualified or Unqualified) 

We are looking for an individual who shares our passion to give vulnerable people a voice in expressing the outcomes they wish to achieve in their daily life. 

We now have the following exciting opportunity:

Advocate (permanent contract)

Starting Salary:

Unqualified – Tier 6 – Scale SCP 12, Salary £21,589 (FTE) (prorated to hours contracted), rising to £23,836 upon qualification.

Qualified – Tier 5 – Scale SCP 17, Salary £23,836 (FTE) (prorated to hours contracted).

37 Hours per week

Location: Working from home with travel throughout Solihull, Coventry and Warwickshire*

Are you passionate about upholding the rights of others? Are you committed to ensuring that their voices, wishes and feelings are the ones professionals hear and respond to?

As an advocate, you will carry your own caseload and undertake a variety of work across different areas of advocacy. You will be part of an experienced team of advocates and contribute to the development of our services. 

You will either have an accredited qualification in advocacy i.e. The Level 3 City and Guilds Diploma or Certificate in Advocacy or relevant experience looking to become a qualified advocate.

You will need to demonstrate:

  • for Tier 5 (qualified) a minimum of 2 years experience plus qualification, IMHA modules essential, Care Act desirable) 
  • for Tier 6 (unqualified) at least 2 years formal or informal experience of working with disabled people.
  • For both tiers you must have: 
  • Experience of working within safeguarding and risk management frameworks
  • Experience of working with people who are experiencing emotional distress
  • Strong IT skills
  • NHS complaints casework experience is desirable

If you wish to have an informal discussion prior to submitting your application then please email keely@independentadvocacy.org

To apply:

Please send your completed application form, which you will find in the application pack, to us via email to recruitment.092020@independentadvocacy.org

Please note:

CVs will not be accepted.

The closing date for applications is Monday 1st March 2021

Shortlisting will take place on 9th March 2021

Interviews will be held via video conference on Monday 15th March 2021

These roles are subject to a Disclosure and Barring check.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community and are committed to equality of opportunity as an employer. 

*Due to covid 19 most of our meetings are being delivered remotely currently, for example via video conferencing.

Interested?

To obtain an application form, a full job description and person specification, please see below.

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Independent Advocacy is the trading name of Warwickshire Independent Advocacy Alliance

Registered Charity No. 1082961, Company Limited by Guarantee No. 3942462.

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