Universal Advocate

Universal Advocate

  • Job Title: Universal Advocate
  • Salary: £22,021 per annum
  • Hours: 37.5 hrs p/w, fixed-term for two years
  • Closing date: Monday 6th December 2021 – 12 Noon
  • Interviews to be held on: Monday 13th December 2021 (provisional)

Established in 1998, The Advonet Group is an independent advocacy charity based in Leeds and working in partnership across other regions. The Advonet Group are comprised of statutory and non-statutory advocacy services and specialist services, (Asking You!, CHANGE, Leeds Autism AIM, Leep1 – Leeds People First). All of which ensure individuals voices are heard, their rights upheld and promote the rights of people with learning disabilities and autistic people.

We are united in our commitment to uphold the nationally recognised advocacy principles and have a diverse staff team of 80 people working within the organisation. We are a disability confident and Mindful Employer with Investors in People and Volunteers and have achieved the Advocacy Quality Performance Mark.

We are committed to creating an inclusive working environment and culture where everyone is valued and able to bring the whole of themselves to their work and organisation which benefits us all.

We have an exciting opportunity for someone passionate about upholding the rights of people to work as a Universal Advocate and join our existing team of advocates already providing this service across Leeds.

You will use your knowledge and proven skills working with and supporting individuals to have a voice to advocate with, and for them. You will be based in one of our advocacy service areas, (Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy, Care Act Advocacy, Independent Mental Health Advocacy, Community and Health Complaints Advocacy). Over time, you will be expected to work across all the advocacy areas as required within the Universal Advocacy model.

You need to be willing to work towards achieving the Independent Advocacy Qualification (IAQ).

To apply for this role, please complete The Advonet Group Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, which can be found on the links on this page, along with a detailed job description and person specification (CVs will not be accepted). Please return applications to jobs@advonet.org.uk.

If you would like more information or an informal chat about the post, please call on 0113 244 0606 and ask to speak to Rosie Whitmore, Health Complaints Service Manager.

Download the forms by clicking on each button. Then, once completed, please email them to jobs@advonet.org.uk

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