Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Dewsbury, 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.

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

Based: Dewsbury, Kirklees

Contracts available: 
1 x 37 hours per week – Touchstone
1 x 18.5 – 30 hours per week – Touchstone  
1 x 37 hours per week (fixed point, pay award pending) – Advonet

ASK4Advocacy is an exciting new advocacy service that provides statutory and non-statutory advocacy services across the District of Kirklees. The service is a partnership between Touchstone and Advonet bringing together a wide range of skills, knowledge and expertise across the voluntary sector as well as tremendous personal development opportunities for the right candidates.

We are looking to recruit three new advocates to join our experienced and dedicated team based in Dewsbury. Two of the posts are employed directly by Touchstone and one is employed directly by Advonet; all roles are based in Kirklees.

We are particularly keen to hear from candidates with experience of Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) or mental health, NHS complaints advocacy, Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA), and/or the ability to speak Punjabi, Urdu, or Gujarati.

Closing Date: 22 December 2019 
Interviews will be held: W/C 6 January 2020


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: 02 December 2019
Closed date: 22 December 2019
Job ref: 154978_TS
Tags: Social Care/Development, Advocacy