Together ONSIDE and SWAN are working on an exciting collaboration in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
ONSIDE is a charity established in 1993, stemming from a belief that everyone has the right to be a valued human being and to be treated in a just and fair manner. ONSIDE currently work across Worcestershire & Herefordshire, providing a wide range of support services to ensure fairness and equality for all members of our community who may be vulnerable, disadvantaged or discriminated against.
SOUTH WEST ADVOCACY NETWORK (SWAN) is an independent advocacy charity founded in 1999, delivering a high-quality model of advocacy which ensures the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of our communities have the same rights and opportunities as their fellow citizens.
‘Be Heard’ will support vulnerable, isolated and disadvantaged individuals and groups to develop self, peer and group advocacy skills by the development and provision of:
- Self-Advocacy Toolkits
- Self-Advocacy training for professionals/practitioners
- Self, peer and group advocacy training for vulnerable individuals and groups
- One-to-one self-advocacy training and coaching
SWAN is now recruiting a confident, empowering ‘Advocacy Coach’ to deliver the programme.
Advocacy Coaches support people to develop skills and confidence to self-advocate either for a one-off event or as part of personal progression. They will deliver Self-Advocacy Workshops and provide 1:1 advocacy coaching. SWAN’s Advocacy Coach will work alongside the ONSIDE advocacy teams in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. They will provide training, advice and support in relation to self and peer advocacy coaching and identify where advocacy coaching may be appropriate and helpful.
Advocacy Coaches will also support professionals to understand how to support those they work with to self-advocate, by delivering bespoke workshops.
The ONSIDE Advocacy Coach will provide line management to volunteers and support them to deliver self-advocacy coaching and workshops.
This is a home based role working 30 hours per week
The post is subject to 2 references including previous employer, evidence of right to work in the UK and an enhanced DBS check.