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We're Hiring Advocacy Workers!

We're Hiring Advocacy Workers!

We want Sheffield to be a centre of excellence for advocacy and are looking to recruit more Independent Advocates to enable this to happen.

Disability Sheffield is part of the Sheffield Advocacy Hub, and all organisations in the hub are currently recruiting advocates. Anyone can apply for any of the positions. More information on the other roles can be found in our Cover Letter download below.

The closing date for applications to Disability Sheffield is 9am on Wednesday 3rd July 2024.

Job title: Independent Advocate

Office Location: The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield, S1 4FW

Salary: £27,109.00 pro rata (£21,687.20 actual salary) £28,160.00 pro rata if Independent Advocacy Qualification achieved

Pension: 6% employer contribution 2% employee contribution (minimum)

Hours: 28 hours per week (open to discuss alternative hours up to full time)

Contract Type: Permanent

Application Deadline: Wednesday 3rd July 2024

About Disability Sheffield

Disability Sheffield Centre for Independent Living is a ‘not for profit’ pan-impairment organisation driven by people who self-define as disabled people, whether they have a physical disability, a sensory impairment, a mental health condition or learning difficulties.

We support disabled adults to make their voice heard, whether through individual advocacy services or through a range of projects seeking to ensure disabled people are at the heart of all decision making across Sheffield.

Main Purpose of Job

To work as part of our advocacy team to provide an accessible high quality advocacy service to disabled people, supporting them to access health and social care services in Sheffield.

Advocacy seeks to support people in understanding and securing their rights, and getting their voice heard. The post includes the delivery of both generic and statutory advocacy. This role is for either a qualified advocate or can be an entry level post into advocacy. You do not need to have done advocacy within a professional setting before; we will look at other experience you have, and we will pay for training to become a full advocate once appointed.

Please note if you are already a qualified advocate, we will start you on our higher qualified advocate salary (£28,160.00). All our advocates move to this salary once qualified.

How to Apply

To apply for this role download the documents below and return the Application Form by 9am on Wednesday 3rd July 2024. Completed application forms should be sent to: admin@disabilitysheffield.org.uk

Or posted to:

Mary Phillips
Disability Sheffield
The Circle
33 Rockingham Lane
S1 4FW

Documents to Download

Please click the blue links below to download the documents

If you have any questions about the role please contact us at info@disabilitysheffield.org.uk


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