Jobs

Vacancies

We welcome candidates from all sections of our communities to apply to join SWAN. 

We particularly welcome Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled, and LGBTQ+ applicants because these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.

Service Manager (Statutory Advocacy Services) Bristol

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary: £29,808.58 – £32,572.64

Base: The Vassall Centre, Bristol

We are currently seeking a Service Manager working from our Bristol office.

Service Managers are responsible for their services meeting targets and delivering on contract requirements, including providing the data required for contract and organisational monitoring.

The Bristol Service Manager takes responsibility for all aspects of SWAN’s Bristol statutory advocacy services (IMCA, Care Act, IMHA and In-Patient advocacy), and for the delivery of our social value projects. On a temporary basis you will also be covering the maternity leave of the South Gloucestershire Team Manager.

The role assumes responsibility for all aspects of the local services and team performance and requires a positive approach and a high degree of personal responsibility.

Service Managers are experienced and inspirational leaders. They have, or are willing to work towards, a level 5 management qualification.

The Service Manager role is office based, but requires travel through the county.

The post is subject to 2 references including previous employer, evidence of right to work in the UK and an enhanced DBS check

To Apply;  Please review the Job Description & Person Specification, send your CV and a supporting statement of not more than two pages, providing examples of your experience, skills and knowledge which demonstrate the personal attributes and qualities required for the role.  Please also include where you initially saw this opportunity advertised (NB: we will only be accepting applications from candidates who submit both a CV and supporting statement).   Applications should be emailed to recruitment@swanadvocacy.org.uk

To arrange an informal discussion about this position please email Helen Passfield, on Helen.passfield@swanadvocacy.org.uk

Closing date 26 June 2022

 

Independent Advocate (Statutory) Somerset

Hours: Full Time (Part Time hours maybe considered)

Salary: £20,097.22 – £23,997.13 pa, pro rata

Base: Hi Point, Taunton

We are currently seeking independent advocates to work in all Advocacy disciplines in Somerset.

Advocates take action to help people say what they want, secure their rights, pursue their interests and obtain the services they need.  They work in partnership with people and take their side, promoting social inclusion, equality and social justice.

Advocates work directly with clients both in care settings and the community.

We are looking for candidates who have experience of supporting people with dementia, mental health diagnosis, learning disabilities or autism.

Qualifications required:  Diploma in Independent Advocacy Qualification (City & Guilds level 3 or 4) or willing to work towards

The post is subject to 2 references including previous employer, evidence of right to work in the UK and an enhanced DBS check

Apply:  Please review the Job Description & Person Specification, send your CV and a supporting statement of not more than two pages, providing examples of your experience, skills and knowledge which demonstrate the personal attributes and qualities required for the role.  Please also include where you initially saw this opportunity advertised.  (NB: we will only be accepting applications from candidates who submit both a CV and supporting statement) Applications should be emailed to recruitment@swanadvocacy.org.uk

To arrange an informal discussion about this position please email Jon Searle, on jon.searle@swanadvocacy.org.uk

Closing date 26 June 2022

 

Supervising Advocate (Statutory) Somerset 

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary: £23,298.19 – £25,458.56 pa

Base: Hi Point, Taunton

Role Overview: 
Independent Supervising Advocates provide advocacy across the Statutory Advocacy Disciplines in line with the specific legislation, guidance and codes of conduct for each are of advocacy delivery. Independent

Advocates must adhere to the Advocacy Charter and Codes of Practice when carrying out their work.

As well as providing independent advocacy, the Statutory Supervising Advocate will work with the Team

Manager to triage referrals and allocate cases to Independent Advocates and Independent Advocate

Volunteers. They will also work closely with SWAN’s Volunteer Manager to recruit and induct volunteers.

The Supervising Advocate will provide line management to all Independent Advocate volunteers.

The Supervising Advocate role is office based, but requires travel throughout the county where the statutory contract is based.

SWAN supports and empowers people to have a voice, by ensuring access to quality, independent advocacy. We believe that everyone has the right to be heard & respected, the right to choice in decisions about themselves and the right to be safe.

Our Statutory Advocacy Contracts provide Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy, Independent Mental Health Advocacy, Independent Care Act Advocacy, Independent Health Complaints Advocacy and Generic Advocacy.

Independent Advocates support our clients to have a voice and help to understand information being shared with them in line with each discipline.

Apply:  Please review the Job Description & Person Specification, send your CV and a supporting statement of not more than two pages, providing examples of your experience, skills and knowledge which demonstrate the personal attributes and qualities required for the role.  Please also include where you initially saw this opportunity advertised.  (NB: we will only be accepting applications from candidates who submit both a CV and supporting statement)

To arrange an informal discussion about this position please email Jon Searle, Service Manager, on jon.searle@swanadvocacy.org.uk

Closing date: 7 June 2022

 

Advocacy Mentoring Manager

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary: £26,484.54 to £28,940.37 pa

Base: Hi Point, Taunton or The Vassall Centre, Bristol

We are expanding and we have two new exciting job opportunities.

Are you an experienced advocate? Are you passionate about sharing your skills and developing others? Then we have an Advocacy Mentoring Manager role that could be just right for you.

The Advocacy Mentoring Manager supports the Training Manager for SWAN’s Training and Development Team to manage and support Independent Advocacy practice in line with the specific legislation, Advocacy Charter and Codes of Practice for all areas of Independent Advocacy delivery.

The Advocacy Mentoring Manager will work with the Training Manager and as a member of the Operations Team to mentor and develop the workforce through 1:1 observation in practice, group and peer support activities and as part of the staff Personal Development Review (PDR) processes.

The role will require travel across all SWAN’s service areas to work directly with our Independent Advocacy team members and other relevant staff.

Apply:  Please review the Job Description & Person Specification, send your CV and a supporting statement of not more than two pages, providing examples of your experience, skills and knowledge which demonstrate the personal attributes and qualities required for the role.  (NB: we will only be accepting applications from candidates who submit both a CV and supporting statement)

Closing date: 7 June 2022

 

Social Value and Projects Manager

Hours: 30 hours per week

Salary: £26,484.54 to £28,940.37 pa pro rata (£21,473.95 – £23,456.16 actual)

Base: Hi Point, Taunton or The Vassall Centre, Bristol

We are looking for a self-starting, dynamic Social Value and Projects Manager experienced in starting new initiatives, to lead our community based client empowerment strategy.

The Social Value & Projects Manager is responsible for the development, implementation and delivery of various SWAN wide projects including our flagship ‘Be Heard’  Self-Advocacy programmes, co-production and organisation wide social value initiatives.  The Social Value & Projects Manager will ensure that all projects meet targets and deliver on contract/funding requirements, including providing the data required by commissioners/funders and organisational monitoring.  The Social Value & Projects Manager will also contribute to the development of new opportunities and initiatives.

Our Head Office is based in Taunton Somerset, however the successful applicant would be welcome to work from either our Taunton or Bristol office.  Regular travel throughout service area will also be necessary.

Apply:  Please review the Job Description & Person Specification, send your CV and a supporting statement of not more than two pages, providing examples of your experience, skills and knowledge which demonstrate the personal attributes and qualities required for the role.  Please also include where you initially saw this opportunity advertised.  (NB: we will only be accepting applications from candidates who submit both a CV and supporting statement)

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