Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Starting at £21,589 pa / pro rata (NJC Scale Point 12)
Permanent, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

Touchstone (registered charity No. 1012053) is a leading voluntary sector agency providing high quality services to improve the health and wellbeing of local people.


We are looking to recruit two new advocates to join our experienced and dedicated team based in Dewsbury.

Universal Advocate
Salary: Starting at £21,589 pa / pro rata (NJC Scale Point 12)
Location: Kirklees

  • 1x 30 – 37 hours per week
  • 1x 15 – 22 hours per week

ASK4Advocacy is an exiting new advocacy service that provides statutory and non-statutory advocacy services across the District of Kirklees.

The role of the Universal Advocate is to provide independent advocacy to residents of Kirklees who are supported by Advocacy Kirklees, based on the Advocacy Charter Principles. To promote and support the different forms of advocacy, including peer and group advocacy.

Service users may include, but are not restricted to, people with learning disabilities, mental health needs, physical and sensory impairments, acquired brain injuries, older people, people from BAME communities, people with little or no spoken English.

You will enable service users to make independent informed decisions and get their views heard, or to provide representation where this is not possible. You may be working with service users with a variety of needs in a wide range of settings.

You will use your specialist knowledge and proven advocacy skills to deliver statutory advocacy within a particular specialism (e.g. as an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate etc).

We are particularly keen to hear from candidates with the IMHA qualification and/or the ability to speak Punjabi, Urdu, or Gujarati.

Closing Date: 4 August 2019
Interviews will be held on: W/C 12 August 2019


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the button to be directed to our website where you can download the application pack.

Touchstone is an equal opportunities organisation and applications are welcome from all sections of the community, particularly LGBT communities and/or people with disabilities who are under-represented within Touchstone.

Touchstone is a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Mindful Employer, has been granted the Positive about Disabled People mark and Investors in People Platinum.

No agencies please.

Posted on: 19 July 2019
Closed date: 04 August 2019
Job ref: 154023_TS
Tags: Social Care/Development, Advocacy