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JOB: Advocate Co-ordinator, Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service – November 22

An exciting new opportunity has arisen to work for Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service. They are seeking an organised and motivated individual to join the team to support its Independent Advocates, Co-ordinate referrals, assist the Chief Executive and carry a small caseload.

The Advocate Co-ordinator post is to co-ordinate the delivery of accessible and independent advocacy for individuals and groups who are experiencing vulnerability, for example: people with mental health problems in relation to the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003, people with learning disability, those in care homes, families at risk, users of the NHS and local authority, disability, isolation or other vulnerabilities.

You must have excellent listening and communication skills as these will be essential to building good relationships with volunteers, clients and professionals and of benefit in promoting the Advocacy service.  You must have excellent computer skills 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: £21,000. Duration of Post: One Year

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

Base: 9 Church Crescent, Dumfries, DG1 1DF

Hours: 37 Hours per week

How to Apply: Download and complete the application www.dgadvocacy.co.uk/vacancies/ and email it 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.

Closing Date for this post is end of business on November 22 2019