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The Advocacy Project, Westminster
£24,000 per year
We are searching for an exceptional User Involvement Project Worker to join our dynamic and innovative user involvement team
Posted 2 weeks ago

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The Advocacy Project, Greater London
£24,000 per year
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The Advocacy Project, Hackney
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The Nia project, N1, London
£26,000 - £29,000 per year (pro rata £10,400 - £11,600) dependent on experience and qualification
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United World Schools, London
£36,000 - £40,000 per year
Responsible for project managing the launch and delivery of UWS' UK Aid Match appeal to support girls into education across our programmes.
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Look Ahead Care Support and Housing, Hammersmith and Fulham
Up to £22568 per annum
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Look Ahead Care Support and Housing, Westminster, London
Up to £23750 per annum
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Look Ahead Care Support and Housing, Westminster, London
Up to £22568 per annum
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Thames Reach, Greater London
£25,137 per annum
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Westminster, Greater London 3.62 miles
£24,000 per year
Contract, Part-time, 22.5 hours per week
Job description

About The Advocacy Project

We help people who are marginalised or vulnerable because of their circumstances make their own choices about their lives. We support them to speak up and help improve important services we all need. We want to make sure people across all age and care groups – including learning disability and mental health – can:

  • voice their concerns
  • understand their rights
  • make effective choices about what happens in their lives

We do this through advocacy services which support people individually, and user involvement projects that help organisations improve the services they offer.

About the role

The ethos of our user involvement services is to bring those who have been users of health and care services into projects and forums to help improve the services we all need. While the focus of our day-to-day work is in London, we want the impact of that work to have a benefit beyond the capital so it truly shapes the services we all need as a society. We are searching for an exceptional User Involvement Project Worker to join our dynamic and innovative user involvement team that currently provides services to a range of care groups across five London boroughs (Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, Hackney, Camden, and Brent). The post-holder will work with older people, to enable them to influence developments in local health and social care – by facilitating groups and consultations, and supporting a small group of volunteers. Service user involvement is an important part of any health and social care professional’s role, so this post could be suitable for psychology graduates or health and social care workers who have experience of working with older adults. We welcome applications from the local community in Westminster. 

Key responsibilities

  • Work with older people to steer the project, gathering their insights and experiences and feeding these back to decision-makers to inform and shape local service provision.
  • Recruit, train, supervise and support older people volunteers to engage with and/or interview other older adults, in order to gather feedback about the provision and quality of services.
  • Provide speaking up opportunities for older people - including organising and facilitating groups, consultations, workshops and other events; and booking speakers to disseminate information about services.
  • Design and conduct consultations, through a variety of methods including interviews, surveys, focus groups, meetings, and forums; in person, online, and via telephone or video calls.
  • Collate consultation results and write up evaluation reports.
  • Keep up to date with developments and good practice guidelines in user involvement and engagement relating to older adults including co-production, representation and consultation models and approaches.
  • Work with local and national speaking up groups and forums to develop joined up consultation and engagement.
  • Manage and deliver consultations, training and workshops that align with local and national priorities, as well as The Advocacy Project’s strategic priorities.
  • Meet agreed standards, monitoring system requirements and service goals.
  • Use organisational systems to keep accurate and up to date records; and provide regular project updates and monitoring reports.
  • Keep up-to-date with knowledge of health and social care services, legislation, and local and national policy, and priorities relating to older people.
  • Develop effective working relationships with key staff in health and social care and voluntary sector services, working in partnership with them to shape local and national services.
  • Work as an active member of the user involvement team, contributing to service planning and development, and providing cover for team members when needed.
  • Raise awareness and actively promote self-advocacy and user involvement
  • Work in person and remotely, supporting people to access the project with particular attention to digital inclusion.
  • Work according to the Equality Act 2010 and other forms of legislation that combat discrimination and promote equality and diversity.

General responsibilities

  • Participate in team meetings and training.
  • Participate in personal, team and organisational development.
  • Contribute to monitoring reports.
  • Keep to our policies, including health & safety, safeguarding and risk regulations.
  • Work to our mission, vision, and values.
  • Carry out other projects and tasks as needed.

Person specification Essential:

  • An understanding of issues faced by older people, and recent developments in policy, practice, and health and social care legislation.
  • Experience or knowledge of the principles, practice and different approaches to user involvement, including co-production, consultation and speaking up forums.
  • Excellent groups facilitation skills
  • Excellent planning, problem-solving, and organising skills.
  • Ability to listen and build trust, to encourage participation and to provide focus and guidance for discussions within groups.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (written and verbal).
  • Ability to manage group dynamics, and negotiate/resolve conflicts or disagreements that may arise during group meetings.
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of stakeholders including commissioners, volunteers, service users and colleagues.
  • Commitment to working within The Advocacy Project’s code of conduct, and equality and diversity and safeguarding policies.
  •  Ability to work as part of a team and on your own initiative, to plan and prioritise your own workload.
  •  Willingness to promote The Advocacy Project and user involvement projects in line with our mission, vision and values.
  • Evidence or commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.) to create surveys, record data, and write reports.
  • Ability to work and deliver the project remotely if necessary – using technology and various online platforms, for example Zoom, Microsoft Teams etc. 


  • Understanding of issues faced by people with mental illness and people with learning disabilities.
  • Understanding of advocacy, including advocacy under the Care Act

Benefits of working for us

We’re committed to providing an empowering, flexible and supportive working environment for all our staff. Our employee benefits include 30 days annual leave (including up to 3 days between Christmas and New Year), participation in a pension scheme with 6% employer contribution, access to a free confidential counselling service, and an interest-free travel/bike loan. All our staff are supported to learn and develop in a variety of ways, including a monthly lecture series where we invite sector experts to talk to our staff on topical issues. We are a Disability Confident and Mindful Employer. 

How to apply

Upload your application via our website . Include your CV and a supporting statement explaining why you think you’re the person we’re looking for and how your experience meets the person specification. It’s a legal requirement that you are eligible to work in the UK for all our posts.

More about The Advocacy Project

The Advocacy Project

The Advocacy Project helps the most marginalised and vulnerable people living in London make ef... Read more

Refreshed on: 03 January 2022
Closing date: 22 January 2022
Tags: Social Care/Development,Advocacy

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