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21 Hours per week over 3 days

We are looking to recruit someone with experience of and/or understanding of the role of the independent advocate. Ideally, you will have experience of working with adults at risk of harm or exploitation; an awareness of the needs of those affected by mental health problems or mental disorder and an understanding of relevant legislation.

You must be a good communicator and have excellent listening skills as these are key to the role of an Independent Advocate.  You must be computer literate and able to work on one’s own initiative and also have the capacity to work as part of a team. It is essential you have a full driving licence and access to independent transport.

This post is to meet the advocacy requirements of clients across the spectrum of referrals. Such referrals include those from all aspects of NHS and Council services, including GP and Acute health care, education, mental health and learning disability, child & adult protection, domestic abuse; we also receive many self-referrals and requests for support from carers and other third sector organisations.

Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service provides Individual and Collective Advocacy which is free, independent and confidential to adults aged 18 and over across the Region.

Salary: (£16,873 pro rata) £9,576

Duration of Post: One Year

(It is hoped the post will continue after this time but is dependent on funding).

Office Base: 9 Church Crescent, Dumfries, DG1 1DF

Job Ref IA01 - Monday (and two other days to be agreed) 9am-4pm

Successful applicants must be flexible.

How to Apply: Download and complete the application and email to the Chief Executive at: pamela.deans@dgadvocacy.co.uk  

Alternatively, you can post your completed application to: Pamela Deans, Chief Executive, Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service, 9 Church Crescent, Dumfries, DG1 1DF.

DGAS Advocacy Briefing

Independent Advocate Job Description - 21 hour post

Independent Advocate Person Specification

Independent Advocate Application Form DGAS (IA01)

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Closing Date for this post is end of business on Friday 22 February 2019.