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Independent Care Act Advocacy Team Leader, Bristol

Hours: 22.5 hours per week, availability to work Monday-Friday is required, although you would not be expected to spread hours across five days.

Salary: £23,526.60 – £25,708.15 pro rata

Base: Kingswood

Reports to: Area Manager – BaNES, South Glos & Bristol.

Team Leaders have line management responsibility for advocates, trainee advocates and volunteers. They hold responsibility for the individual team meeting its targets and delivering on contract requirements, including providing the data required for contract and organisational monitoring.

Team Leaders form part of the area management team working with Area Managers and the Director of Advocacy to provide operational management across the organisation.

Team Leaders hold their own client case load accounting for approximately 50% of their working hours.

The aim of Independent Advocacy under the Care Act is to enable people who have substantial difficulty being involved in relevant Care Act processes to be supported in that involvement as fully as possible, and where necessary to be represented by an advocate who speaks on their behalf.

The ultimate aim is for people’s wishes, feelings and needs to be at the heart of the process.

The office is based in Kingswood but the role would require you to cover the Bristol area. (Driver preferred but not essential)

We welcome candidates from BAME communities and with disabilities

If you feel you are a suitable candidate after reviewing the Job Description, please forward CV and covering letter to recruitment@swanadvocacy.org.uk.

Closing date: 9 December 2019

Interview date: 13 December 2019

Team Leaders who have line management responsibility for advocates and deliver advocacy must hold the Diploma in Independent Advocacy Qualification (City & Guilds level 3 or 4). People appointed without this qualification will be expected to undertake the Diploma (provided by the company training scheme) within 12 months of appointment.

Independent Care Act Advocate, Bristol

Hours: 15 hours per week, availability to work Monday-Friday is required, although you would not be expected to spread hours across five days.

Salary: £19,129.28 – £22,841.36 pro rata

Base: Kingswood

Reports to: ICCA Team Leader, Bristol

Advocates take action to help people say what they want, secure their rights, pursue their interests and obtain the services they need. Advocates 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.

The aim of Independent Advocacy under the Care Act is to enable people who have substantial difficulty being involved in relevant Care Act processes to be supported in that involvement as fully as possible, and where necessary to be represented by an advocate who speaks on their behalf.

The ultimate aim is for people’s wishes, feelings and needs to be at the heart of the process.

The office is based in Kingswood but the role would require you to cover the Bristol area. (Driver preferred but not essential)

We welcome candidates from BAME communities and with disabilities.

Advocates must hold 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.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate after reviewing the Job Description, please forward CV and covering letter to recruitment@swanadvocacy.org.uk.

Closing date: 9 December 2019

Interview date: 13 December 2019

 

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