Jobs

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Current Vacancies

Area Manager – South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East Somerset

To manage and take responsibility for advocacy services contracted to local authorities in South Gloucestershire, BaNES and parts of Bristol.

As Area Manager you will be responsible for the delivery of advocacy service contracts working with vulnerable adults and including IMHA, IMCA, Care Act and IHCA. Services are expected to work to agreed advocacy principles and meet the requirements of local authority funding.

You will be responsible for a team of approximately 16 with direct line management responsibility for 3 or 4 Team Leaders.

We’re looking for a team player with proven experience of managing teams and delivering excellent services.

Experience, Skills, Knowledge:

    • Experience of people management
    • Experience of delivering advocacy or related health & social care services
    • Ability to lead and develop team leaders and front line advocates
    • Effective individual and team case load management
    • Willing and able to deal with management issues as they arise
    • An enquiring mind and the ability to quickly absorb and understand new information, new service types or advocacy disciplines and new ways of working
    • Experience of managing work priorities and delivering on agreed deadlines
    • Understanding of the need for flexibility and change within the work place
    • 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

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary: £27,273.78 – £29,802.79

per annum

25 Days Annual Leave per annum + 8 Bank Holidays

Base: Kingswood

For further information contact Joanne Burrows, Director of Advocacy, via email joanne.burrows@swanadvocacy.org.uk

To apply please review the Job Description, and send a CV, covering letter and Equality and Diversity form to Sarah Gibson at sarah.gibson@swanadvocacy.org.uk

Closing Date: 25th June 2019

Initial interview: 1st July, 11am – 2pm, at Hi-Point Taunton TA2 6HB

Second interview: 4th July, times to be agreed. Kingswood, Bristol BS15 8DH

Training Manager – Learning & Development

As the Training Manager responsible for learning and development you will be responsible for delivering high-quality training to all Swan Advocacy staff, volunteers and trustees ensuring that delivery is interesting, creative and impactful. You will coordinate and deliver training including Safeguarding, Personal Safety/Lone Working, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and Health & Safety as well as specialist/other training as required.

The role will require delivery in both Taunton and Bristol/South Gloucestershire and you will responsible for the planning, diarising and delivery so you will need to be self-motivated, organised and used to devising your own plans and timetables.

This role would suit an already established trainer, looking for a flexible employment opportunity in a specialist 3rd sector organisation.

The hours of work, equal to 18.75 hours per week, can be worked flexibly as long as core training days are delivered. If you are an established trainer but only want to work specific days, or you need time off in school holidays off then this role could be for you.

Experience:

  • Experience of delivering in–house classroom based training programmes
  • Ability to develop and facilitate in–house workshops on a range of topics
  • Ability to create and deliver training packages that will engage a mixed audience
  • Experience of managing work priorities and delivering on agreed deadlines
  • Understanding of the need for flexibility and change within the work place
  • 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

Hours: 18.75 hours a week or 75 hour over a 4 week period

25 Days Annual Leave + 8 Bank holidays pro rata

Base: Taunton

Salary: £26,479.40 – £28,934.75, pro rata

For further information please contact Sarah Gibson via email sarah.gibson@swanadvocacy.org.uk

To apply please review the Job Description, and send a CV, covering letter and Equality and Diversity form to Sarah Gibson at sarah.gibson@swanadvocacy.org.uk

Closing Date: 25th June 2019

Interview: 10th July 2019 at Hi-Point, Taunton

 

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