Jobs

Join our Isle of Wight Vulnerable Adults Independent Advocacy Service Team

We are launching a new advocacy service on the Isle of Wight providing Independent Mental Health Act, Independent Care Act and Independent Mental Capacity Act advocacy.  We have an exciting opportunity for a new Service Manager who will play a crucial role in establishing and leading our new service on the island.

SWAN supports the most disadvantaged and marginalised people in local communities. We believe that everyone has the same right to be heard, be in control of making choices, and to be safe from violence and abuse. Our services are free, confidential, and non-judgmental. Our approach is focused on empowering individuals, promoting independence as much as possible.

Service Manager (Isle of Wight)

Hours: 37 per week

Salary: £27,008 – £29,513 pa

Base: Newport, Isle of Wight

Click here: Job Description & Personal Specification

The Service Manager will be responsible for the service meeting targets and delivering on contract requirements.  We are looking for an experienced leader.  Someone with a positive approach and a high degree of personal responsibility, who can motivate our new team to deliver the best quality service for the vulnerable people we represent.

We are looking for an experienced manager who has, or is willing to work towards, a Level 5 management qualification.

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

If you are passionate about delivering high quality advocacy services then please do not hesitate to apply, via email to recruitment@swanadvocacy.org.uk with your CV and a covering letter detailing how your experience meets the requirements of the role.

We particularly encourage BAME and disabled applicants and are committed to equality and diversity within our workforce.

Closing Date: Monday 10 May 12noon

Apply early: Candidates will be contacted as applications come in to undertake an initial phone interview prior to being selected for interview.

 

Supervising Advocate (Isle of Wight)

Hours: 37 per week

Salary: £23,298 – £25,458 pa

Base: Newport, Isle of Wight

Click here: Job Description & Personal Specification

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.

As well as providing independent advocacy, the Supervising Advocate will work with the Service Manager to triage referrals and allocate cases.  They will provide support and line management to all Volunteer Advocates and Volunteer Advocacy Coaches.

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. 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.

If you are passionate about advocacy and volunteer management then please do not hesitate to apply, via email to recruitment@swanadvocacy.org.uk with your CV and a covering letter detailing how your experience meets the requirement of the role.

We particularly encourage BAME and disabled applicants and are committed to equality and diversity within our workforce.

Closing Date: Monday 10 May 12noon

Apply early: Candidates will be contacted as applications come in to undertake an initial phone interview prior to being selected for interview.

 

Independent Advocates (Isle of Wight)

Hours: 37 per week & 25 per week

Salary: £21,321 – £23,997 pa (pro rata for part time)

Base: Newport, Isle of Wight

Click here: Job Description & Personal Specification

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.

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. 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.

If you are passionate about advocacy then please do not hesitate to apply, via email to recruitment@swanadvocacy.org.uk with your CV and a covering letter detailing how your experience meets the requirement of the role.

We particularly encourage BAME and disabled applicants and are committed to equality and diversity within our workforce.

Closing Date: Monday 10 May 12noon

Apply early: Candidates will be contacted as applications come in to undertake an initial phone interview prior to being selected for interview.

Casual Worker Independent Advocates (Isle of Wight)

Hours: Variable

Salary: £10.45 per hour

Base: Newport, Isle of Wight

Click here:  Job Description & Personal Specification

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.

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. 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.

If you are passionate about advocacy then please do not hesitate to apply, via email to recruitment@swanadvocacy.org.uk with your CV and a covering letter detailing how your experience meets the requirement of the role.

We particularly encourage BAME and disabled applicants and are committed to equality and diversity within our workforce.

Closing Date: Monday 10 May 12noon

Apply early: Candidates will be contacted as applications come in to undertake an initial phone interview prior to being selected for interview.

 

Other Vacancies

Independent Advocates (Somerset)

Hours: Post 1: 37 hours (full time), Post 2: 30 hours,  Post 3: 18 hours

Salary: £21,321 – £23,997 pa (pro rata for part time)

Base: Hi Point, Taunton

We are currently seeking Advocates to work in all Advocacy disciplines in Frome and Yeovil, 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 institutional settings and the community.

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. 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 & Person Specification and send your CV and a personal statement which explains why you would like the position and how you fulfil the person specification in the job description to recruitment@swanadvocacy.org.uk

Your application will not be considered unless you have included your personal statement.

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

Closing date: Friday 14 May (we will close the advert earlier if we receive suitable applications)

Interviews will be arranged during the advertising period

Due to COVID-19 restrictions interviews will be completed virtually via Microsoft Teams.  When making your application please state if you would need any technology support for this.

 

Casual Worker Independent Advocates (Somerset)

Hours: Variable

Salary: £10.45 per hour

Base: Hi Point, Taunton

We are currently seeking casual worker Advocates to work in all Advocacy disciplines in Frome and Yeovil, 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 institutional settings and the community.

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. 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 why you would like the position and how you fulfil the person specification in the job description to recruitment@swanadvocacy.org.uk

Your application will not be considered unless you have included your personal statement.

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

Closing date: Monday 3rd May at 12 noon

Due to COVID-19 restrictions interviews will be completed virtually via Microsoft Teams.  When making your application please state if you would need any technology support for this.

 

Casual Worker Independent Advocate (South Gloucestershire)

Hours: Variable

Salary: £10.45 per hour

Base: White House Business Centre, Kingswood

We are currently seeking a casual worker Advocate to work in all Advocacy disciplines in 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.

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. 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 why you would like the position and how you fulfil the person specification in the job description to recruitment@swanadvocacy.org.uk

Your application will not be considered unless you have included your personal statement.

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

Closing date: Monday 3rd May at 12 noon

Interview date: Week commencing 10th May

Due to COVID-19 restrictions interviews will be completed virtually via Microsoft Teams.  When making your application please state if you would need any technology support for this.