***THIS JOB VACANCY HAS NOW CLOSED***
Berks & North Hants
37 hours per week
Fixed term until 31st March 2020 with potential for extension of contract
Salary £22,491 per annum (appointed with the Progression Framework)
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Advocate to work in our Military Advocacy Service alongside 5 other project areas, to support and facilitate the development of specialist advocacy services to veterans across the North Hants & Berkshire regions, to include Aldershot, Basingstoke and Deane, Hart and Rushmoor.
seAp Advocacy is looking for a staff member with experience of the Military (direct or direct family), to become an Advocate to help, support and empower veterans and those leaving or who have left the armed forces. These veterans may experience a range of difficulties in civilian life this could include issues around health, wellbeing, benefits, housing and access to support services generally.
We provide a confidential, independent advocacy service, supporting clients in having a voice about their health and wellbeing, the services they receive and decisions that are made about their lives. seAp advocates support clients to express their views, wishes and feelings, assisting them in protecting their rights and ensuring that those who are particularly vulnerable or excluded have an opportunity to take forward issues which are of importance to them.
We are looking for someone who wants to help other veterans who may be struggling to adapt to life outside the military and need support in accessing the services that they are entitled to but on their own find it difficult to achieve. The post holder will need to be non-judgmental, resourceful, adaptable and able to get on with people from all different backgrounds. Training will be provided for this role so previous knowledge of advocacy services is not required but any understanding/awareness of advocacy would be welcome. Knowledge of local services available in the above-mentioned areas and the benefits system would also be an advantage.
As this role is home based you will need access to a stable home broadband service but also involves regular travel within the specified area, sometimes at unsocial hours, so access to own transport is also essential.
All applicants invited to interview will need to provide evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK.
All applicants will need to have two references and undergo Enhanced DBS and Eligibility to Work in the UK checks.
Closing Date: 09:00 on 1st April 2019
Interview Date: 12th April 2019
Venue: TBC – Newbury (travel expenses are not payable)
Full details including Application forms, Job descriptions and relevant policies and guidance are available at http://www.latestvacancies.com/seAp/default-new.asp
If you would like to discuss the role or have any questions, please contact Debbie Westlake via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 07711179638
seAp values equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Registered Charity number: 1080679
NB: seAp reserves the right to bring forward the closing date if it believes sufficient applications are received to make an appointment.