Senior Advocate-Team Management

Recruiter
Independent Advocacy
Location
Stoneleigh, Warwickshire
Salary
£25,951 p.a.
Posted
04 Aug 2017
Expires
15 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Independent Advocacy is a leading charity in the field of enabling work with people with physical and learning disabilities, older people and those who need support in maintaining their mental health. Our work ranges from providing statutory Mental Health and Care Act Advocacy to delivering practical help, at home, through our Community Support Team. We also support vulnerable people in managing their day to day finances. We have an ambitious programme to further develop the support we offer.

We now have the following exciting opportunity to become an important part of our work and dedicated team. If you share our passion for ensuring vulnerable people have their voices heard we would like to hear from you.

Senior Advocate-Team Management

Salary: £25,951 p.a.

Full Time: 37 Hours per Week

Location: Stoneleigh, Warwickshire

We are looking for a motivational individual who puts the outcomes for service users at the heart of their work. You will lead our skilled team of advocates in providing a high quality statutory and general advocacy service. You will not hold a caseload but will enjoy the opportunity to identify opportunities and participate in projects to develop and extend our Advocacy Services.

Reporting to the Head of Advocacy and Wellbeing Services, key responsibilities include:

  • Line management of the Advocacy Team, to include appraisal and supervision, pastoral support, personal development and assignment and monitoring of caseload.
  • Working closely with the Senior Advocate Complex Cases and Contract Management service users and external partners in overseeing the day to day delivery of the service.
  • Setting clear objectives, tasks and performance targets for the Advocacy Team.

A qualified and experienced IMHA, IMCA or General Advocate with a  sound understanding of the Care Act and Mental Health legislation in the delivery of advocacy, you will have:

  • An accredited qualification in advocacy e.g.  the City and Guilds Diploma or Certificate in Advocacy.
  • Practical experience working as an advocate
  • team management or supervisory experience
  • an understanding of  case management systems
  • excellent communication and report writing skills

Interested?

To obtain an application form ,full role descriptions and person specifications please request an information pack by emailing us at recruitment@independentadvocacy.org  or telephone  Vicki Carwardine on: 02476 697443

To apply:

Please send your completed application form, which you will find in the information pack, to us.

CV's will not be accepted.

All applications should be emailed to:recruitment@independentadvocacy.org

Please note that the closing date is:  14th August, 2017

Interviews for the post will be held on: 22nd August, 2017

Please note these roles are subject to a Disclosure and Barring check

 

We welcome applications from all sections of the community and are committed to equality of opportunity as an employer.

Independent Advocacy is the trading name of Warwickshire Independent Advocacy Alliance

Registered Charity No. 1082961, Company Limited by Guarantee No. 3942462