Citizen Advocacy Volunteer Coordinator (Learning Disabilities)

Citizen Advocacy Volunteer Coordinator (Learning Disabilities)

  • Job Title: Citizen Advocacy Volunteer Coordinator (Learning Disabilities)
  • Salary: £23,230 per annum, pro rata for part-time working
  • Hours: Part-time, 18 hours per week (including some evening and weekend hours)
  • Fixed term contract to: 31st March 2021
  • Closing date: Monday 4th March 2019 at 12:00 Noon
  • Interviews to be held on: Thursday 14th March

We are excited to have an opportunity to invite applications for the role of Citizen Advocacy Volunteer Coordinator within Advonet.

Citizen Advocacy is a partnership between two people, a volunteer and a person with learning difficulties who needs advocacy support. It is often a longer-term commitment where an advocacy relationship can grow. A Citizen Advocate is a person who volunteers to speak up for and support an advocacy partner and is not paid to do so. The coordinator’s role is to create and support relationships between an advocate and partner.

This post will involve managing, supporting and developing the existing volunteer team, recruiting new volunteers and reviewing and remodelling Advonet’s volunteer project together with the Volunteer and Peer Advocacy Manager. There will be some evening working and the occasional Saturday as you will be supporting our volunteers, many of whom hold full-time jobs.

We are looking for someone with both a good understanding of the issues facing people with learning disabilities, a passion for advocacy and a good appreciation of volunteering to bring enthusiasm and a fresh pair of eyes to this project.

To apply for this role please, complete the Advonet Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, which can be found on the links below along with additional information about the role (CVs will not be accepted).

The recruitment panel includes a person who uses the service. They will be involved at the short-listing stage. In order to help the whole panel get as much as possible from your application form please make your application form as accessible as you can.

If you would like more information or an informal chat about the post, please call us on 0113 244 0606 and ask to speak to Claire Nixson, or email

Download the forms by clicking on each button. Then, once completed, please email them to

Would you like to volunteer for Advonet?