Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service

Job: Independent Mental Health Advocate – August 1

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work for Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service. We are seeking an organised and motivated individual to join our team.

An awareness of diversity and ability to research complex and sensitive issues independently and quickly is essential to the post. Experience or knowledge of working with those with mental health diagnoses and learning disabilities diagnoses would be preferred.

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

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.

Salary: (£17,210 pro rata) £9768 – 21 Hours per week over 3 days (Mon, Wed and Fri)

Duration of Post: This post is initially for one year. Office Base: 9 Church Crescent, Dumfries, DG1 1DF

Successful applicants must be flexible.

How to Apply: Download and complete the application at www.dgadvocacy.co.uk/paid-vacancies/ 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.

If you wish to discuss the role further, please contact Pamela on 01387 247237.

Closing Date for this post is end of business on Friday August 1.