How to apply
VoiceAbility are recruiting for advocates across Lincoln, both full and part time. Permanent and temporary / casual positions are available.
VoiceAbility supports people who face disadvantage or discrimination to have a voice that counts. Providing advocacy and user involvement services across England, VoiceAbility is a growing organisation working with people who are vulnerable or marginalised to raise their voices and have their rights respected.
About the role:
Advocates support people who may be marginalised or vulnerable to speak up and be heard. Their work strengthens voices, supports human rights and changes lives. Advocacy can be vital for people who cannot speak up for themselves, or people who feel they do not have the power to do so. Advocates work in the front line delivering positive outcomes for the people they support. Advocates will support and enable service users’ understanding of their options. Advocates empower individuals to communicate their views in decision making processes, supporting them to make challenges when necessary and asking pertinent questions on the person’s behalf where they are unable to do so for themselves.
The role is office based, with travel across Lincolnshire to care homes, hospitals, and clients’ homes.
Location: Office Based in Lincoln with travel across Lincolnshire
Hours: 1 x 37.5 Permanent 1 x 37.5 Fixed Term Contract (plus casual work)
Benefits: 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays; 5% employer pension & 3% employee contribution; Salary sacrifice pension scheme; Separate Life Assurance Cover; Staff discount scheme including supermarkets, fashion, restaurants, cinemas, holidays and much more; Discounted Gym Membership; Cycle to Work; Employee Assistance programme; Supportive working environment fostering a good work/life balance; Support with professional development
Closing date for applications: 5th September
Interviews: 16th & 17th September
Desirable skills or experience:
If you don't already hold the Independent Advocacy Qualification, it is a requirement of the permanent role that you complete this within 12 months of commencing employment.
You may have experience of the following: Advocate, Vulnerable Adults, Social Worker, Healthcare, Policy, Legislation, Support Worker, Charity, Third Sector etc. Advice & Guidance.