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Bristol Service Manager

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary: £27,819.25 – £30,398.85

Base: Kingswood

We are excited to announce that we are a Service Manager to lead our new Bristol Advocacy Team.  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 role assumes responsibility for all aspects of SWAN’s Bristol Advocacy Service (IMCA, Care Act, IMHA and Inpatient Advocacy) and the team’s performance. The role requires a positive approach and a high degree of personal accountability. Our Bristol Service Manager is also responsible for the mobilisation and delivery of SWAN’s social value projects in Bristol.

Service Managers are experienced and inspirational leaders. They have, or are willing to work towards, a level 5 management qualification and Diploma in Independent Advocacy Qualification (City & Guilds level 3 or 4).

Applicants with a BME background and people with disabilities are encouraged.

We are committed to equality and diversity and particularly encourage applications from BAME and disabled applicants.

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 & Personal Specification and send your CV and a covering letter detailing why you would like the position and how you fulfil the person specification in the job description recruitment@swanadvocacy.org.uk

Closing date: Monday 10 January 2022

Interview date: TBC

 

Supervising Advocate (Bristol)

Hours: 30 hours per week

Salary: £23,298.19- £25,458.56 (pro rata)

Base: Kingswood

We are also seeking a Supervising Advocate to join our new Bristol Advocacy Team. The role will involve supervising volunteers and supporting the somerset team managers, alongside advocacy duties.

As a Supervising Advocate you will be responsible for supervising and developing volunteers in providing support for our Be Heard in Bristol Self Advocacy project. You will be required to deliver and develop Self Advocacy Workshops, with a Peer Advocate with lived experience of Autism. You will work closely with the Volunteer Manager and will have the opportunity to work on and devise volunteer projects which will add extra value to our community.

You will be responsible for supervising a minimum of 6 volunteers and supporting the Team Managers with allocations when required. You will be expected to be able to demonstrate how to provide advocacy effectively and ensure a high-quality service from the volunteers you supervise.

Our 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 institutional settings and the community.

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

All of our advocates are trained by us in the Diploma in Independent Advocacy Qualification (City & Guilds level 3 or 4). People without this qualification will be appointed as Trainee Advocates and expected to undertake the Diploma (provided by the company training scheme) within 12 months of appointment. Additional specialist units to support delivery in line with the Care Act 2014 will be required.

We are looking for someone with energy and enthusiasm, experience of supervising staff, a passion for delivering excellent services and a commitment to the belief that everyone has a right to be heard, have choice and control. To be safe from harm and to live the life they choose.

Applicants with a BME background and people with disabilities are encouraged.

We are committed to equality and diversity and particularly encourage applications from BAME and disabled applicants.

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 and send your CV and a covering letter detailing why you would like the position and how you fulfil the person specification in the job description recruitment@swanadvocacy.org.uk

Closing date: Monday 10 January 2022

Interview date: TBC

Interviews will be completed virtually via Microsoft Teams.  When making your application please state if you would need any technology support for this.

 

Casual Working Independent Advocates (roles available on the Isle of Wight, in Somerset and South Glos)

Applications from support workers are welcomed.

Hours: No fixed hours.

Pay: £10.45 per hour

Base: Isle of Wight: Riverside Centre, Newport.  Somerset: Hi Point, Taunton.  South Glos: White House Business Centre, Kingswood

We are currently seeking casual working advocates to work in all advocacy disciplines on the Isle of Wight and in Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

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 institutional settings and the community.

Having no fixed hours means you can work which hours you would like to and can have flexibility within the role.

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

All of our advocates are trained by us in the Diploma in Independent Advocacy Qualification (City & Guilds level 3 or 4). People without this qualification will be appointed as Trainee Advocates and expected to undertake the Diploma (provided by the company training scheme) within 12 months of appointment. Additional specialist units to support delivery in line with the Care Act 2014 will be required.

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 and Person Specification and send your CV and a personal statement which explains how your experience meets the requirements of the role to recruitment@swanadvocacy.org.uk

Applicants with a BME background and people with disabilities are encouraged.

Closing date: recuitment ongoing

Interview date: TBC

Interviews will be completed virtually via Microsoft Teams.  When making your application please state if you would need any technology support for this.

 

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