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seAp Advocacy – Military Veterans’ Advocate (Fixed Term Contract until March 2020) – Wiltshire, Essex, North Hants/East Berks (1 vacancy in each area)

***THIS JOB VACANCY HAS NOW CLOSED***

Up to 37 hours per week (Full time) available when considered with other advocacy work
Salary £22,048 pro rata (appointed with the Progression Framework)
Locations: Wiltshire, Essex, North Hants/East Berks (1 vacancy in each area)

seAp Advocacy is looking for people, preferably with experience of the Military, to become Advocates to help, support and empower veterans and those leaving the armed forces who may experience a range of difficulties in making the adjustment to 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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Advocates to work in our Military Advocacy Service to promote, support and facilitate the development of specialist advocacy services to veterans across the south of England.  We have been funded by the Treasury LIBOR fund to extend advocacy support to veterans in Wiltshire, East Berkshire/North Hampshire, Thames Valley and Essex.

We are looking for people who want 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-judgemental, 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.

seAp provides specialist advocacy training for all staff.

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 Disclosure & Barring Service Clearance.

Closing Date:            26 May 2017
Interview Date:       W/C 5 June 2017 – candidates will be notified.  

Venue:                       to be confirmed (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

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.

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