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Posted by SeAp Advocacy on Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Location: London Borough of Bromley
Hours: 21 hours per week
Salary: £22,491 – £25,014 per annum pro rata
Contract: Permanent

Support, empower, advocate, promote – it’s a straightforward and passionate commitment seAp makes to the people it serves.

‘Professional with a heart’ – we provide high quality, confidential, independent advocacy services, supporting clients in having a voice in the way they are cared for, the services they receive and decisions that are made about their lives. Advocates support clients to express their views, wishes and feelings, assisting them in safeguarding their rights and ensuring that those who are particularly vulnerable and/or excluded have an opportunity to take forward issues which are of importance to them.

seAp are looking to recruit an Advocate in Bromley to work within the Borough, to deliver NHS Complaints and Community Mental Health Advocacy. The Advocate, as part of the Kent & Bromley team, will liaise with and work alongside our partners in providing advocacy to support vulnerable adults to have a voice and a say in the services they receive.

A working knowledge and understanding of Advocacy Services across a range of areas is required, and a sound understanding of discrimination and inclusion issues. We also need you to be able to demonstrate good listening and negotiation skills and be used to liaising with key stakeholders without compromising the independence of the advocacy role.

Prior achievement of QIA modules is desirable; however training will be available if required to ensure that these modules can be undertaken and achieved within the required 12 month period. Supervision and support will be provided.

This role is home based so you will need access to a stable home broadband service but involves regular travel within the Bromley area and regular meetings in Kent, sometimes at unsocial hours, so access to own transport is essential.

Please note that travel expenses will only be payable from within the London Borough of Bromley.

This position is subject to enhanced DBS and Eligibility to Work checks.

All invited applicants will need to bring evidence (photographic where possible) of their eligibility to work in the UK to their interview. New employee start dates will only be confirmed once relevant checks have been completed and satisfactory references received.

Closing Date: 09:00 Monday 10th December 2018

Interview Date: Week commencing Monday 17th December 2018

Interview venue: TBC in the London Borough of Bromley (Travel Expenses are not payable)

If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Sarah Deason at: sarah.deason@seap.org.uk or Nicola Burgess at: nicola.burgess@seap.org.uk or tel: 0330 440 9000

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, particularly BME and other under-represented groups.

Registered charity no.: 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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