Advocate

Recruiter
VoiceAbility
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£20,000 - £24,999
Posted
12 Feb 2018
Closes
15 Feb 2018
Category
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Advocate

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.

Position: Advocate
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week (A job share between part-time applicants is an option and part-time applicants will be considered)
Salary: £21,000 to £25,700 per annum

Closing date: 11th February 2018

About the role:

This level is concerned with the direct provision of technical expertise to strengthen voice, champion rights and change lives of people who may be marginalised or vulnerable. Jobholders would normally report to the Service Manager or Managing Advocate and would be responsible for providing a direct service to gain positive outcomes for people along with wider impacts. Jobholders would normally have gained a recognised qualification for their technical discipline. Advocates may work under the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Care Act and will be required to obtain the specialist modules.

This is provided through working with people who use the service and other key stakeholders.

The Advocate role is concerned with strengthening voices, championing rights and changing lives of people who may be marginalised or vulnerable. Jobholders would normally report to the Service Manager or Managing Advocate and would be responsible for providing a direct service to gain positive outcomes for people along with wider impacts.

Responsibilities:

- Responsible for delivering an efficient and effective direct advocacy service, ensuring a consistently high standard in maintained and delivered in an empowering framework
- Champion the use of advocacy services and the user's voice in all activities
- Maintain appropriate records / paperwork in support of an effective and efficient advocacy service
- Be mindful of the budget set for the provision of the service and operate within the culture of cost awareness / savings / cost control, introducing efficiencies where appropriate
- Ensure Strong Relationship Management of existing stakeholders
- Assist the Service Manager / Managing Advocate in developing new relationships and targeting specific work in support of our strategic plan
- Participate in various activities to support the winning of new work / maintaining current income streams
- Implement opportunities for innovation, which leads to improved service and performance of VoiceAbility's objectives

About you:

- Work flexibly and creatively to deliver a strong outcomes focused service that achieves a high level of positive impact for those who use the service
- Positively influence and build strong relationships with a range of stakeholders to ensure that impact is achieved for individuals / groups of people we work with both locally and nationally
- Require expert knowledge and understanding of their subject area
- Introduce innovative solutions to problems both internal and external to VoiceAbility
- Provide technical and professional information to a range of stakeholders
- Be responsible for a range of issues / activities requiring investigation to resolve
- Contribute to technical planning and have an understanding of the implications of predicted developments within the business discipline
- Provide feedback to the Service Manager / Managing Advocate (including sharing success stories and suggestions for improvement) to help shape future business strategy and give credibility / strength to VoiceAbility's capability to influence

You may have experience of the following: Advocate, NHS, Vulnerable Adults, IAQ, Charity, Third Sector, Social Worker, IMCA, DOLS, RPR, Legislation, Policy, Support Worker, Healthcare etc.

This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK's leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.
This job was originally posted as www.jobsite.co.uk/job/960059826

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