Our vision is a world in which every person has a voice.
We help people who are marginalised or vulnerable because of their circumstances make their own choices about their lives. We support them to speak up and help improve important services we all need. We want to make sure people across all age and care groups – including learning disability and mental health – can:
We do this through advocacy services that support people individually, and user involvement projects that help organisations improve the services they offer. Find out more by visiting our website.
This role is accountable for the quality of all our advocacy services and our user involvement projects, making sure we can evidence the value of our work and show improved outcomes for service users. The post-holder leads on safeguarding for the organisation.
The post is at senior leadership team level. In common with other members of the senior leadership team, the post-holder will provide visible and accessible corporate leadership, collaborate with fellow SLT colleagues on strategy development, contribute to decisions in the best interests of the organisation, and be responsible for creating a positive working environment in which staff can do their best work.
We’re committed to providing an empowering, flexible and supportive working environment for all our staff.
Our employee benefits include 30 days annual leave (including up to 3 days between Christmas and New Year), participation in a pension scheme with 6% employer contribution, access to a free confidential counselling service, and an interest-free travel/bike loan.
All our staff are supported to learn and develop in a variety of ways, including a monthly lecture series where we invite sector experts to talk to our staff on topical issues.
We are a Disability Confident and Mindful Employer.
Include your CV and a supporting statement explaining why you think you’re the person we’re looking for and how your experience meets the person specification.
It’s a legal requirement that you are eligible to work in the UK for all our posts.
If you have any questions please get in touch on HR@advocacyproject.org.uk or call 020 8106 0640.
We help people who are marginalised or vulnerable because of their circumstances make their own choices about their lives.
We support them to speak up and help improve important services we all need. We want to make sure people across all age and care groups – including learning disability and mental health – can:
We do this through advocacy services which support people individually, and user involvement projects that help organisations improve the services they offer.
Our advocacy services are independent, confidential, and free to those receiving the service. Together, we’re standing up for rights and supporting people to have a say on the issues that matter to them.
We’re very proud of the quality of our work is being recognised more widely. In recent times we’ve been awarded flagship contracts — including mental health advocacy at Broadmoor Hospital, and working with NHS England to make sure the people who use services have a real say about how they are designed.
This is an exciting time for us as an organisation — we’re growing and developing, bringing new people on board, and exploring new ways of doing things. It’s part of our plan to reach more people and have an even deeper impact on their lives. We hope you’ll join us.
We want everyone to be able to make informed choices and active decisions about how they live their lives. By working with people who are vulnerable or excluded, we address the challenges people face having their voices heard. We’re committed to being a strong, well-managed and dynamic organisation so we’re best-placed to make this happen.
Drawing on our strengths and expertise, we are determined to focus more deeply than ever on prioritising those in greatest need and ensuring that the voice of lived experience s at the heart of all we do. We will continue to address unmet needs in culturally appropriate innovative ways using a blend of digital and using traditional approaches. This will benefit more people more powerfully.
Our passion is for people to be actively involved in the services they use — and this applies to our organisation as much as any other. We have a council made up of representatives from across all our services. They share feedback and ideas from people who use our services and let us know if we’re fulfilling the high standard we aspire to. As well as guiding us to improve what we do, the user council helps us choose the right staff.
We believe good governance is about genuinely holding ourselves to account for making a positive difference to the people we work with. We are proud of the diversity of our board as it reflects the communities we work in. Our board includes two service user trustees, and many board members have lived experience of the issues we work on. The expertise our board provides through lived and professional experience means we’re properly informed to make the right decisions about what we do.