Military Veterans’ Advocate – Plymouth area

Military Veterans’ Advocate – Plymouth area

By Claudia Foxcroft

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Support. Empower. Advocate. Promote

Hours: 15 hours per week
Requirements: Office based in Plymouth with some requirement to travel to Plymouth or nationally on occasion
Salary: £22,491 – £25,014 per annum pro rata (appointed within the Progression Framework)
Contract: Fixed Term to April 2020

An exciting opportunity has arisen to expand our Military Advocacy Service in our 5 project areas to support and facilitate the development of specialist advocacy services to veterans across the South of England region.

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.

seAp provides specialist advocacy training for all staff.

If you would like to discuss the role or have any questions please call Debbie Westlake on 07711179638 or email

All applicants invited to interview will need to provide evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK, have two references and undergo Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service Clearance.

Closing Date: 09:00 3rd December 2018
Interview Date: w/c 10/12/18

Venue: To be specified if you are invited to interview

Full details including Application forms, Job descriptions and relevant policies and guidance are available at

seAp values equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

seAp is looking to address an under-representation of men in the advocacy workforce and therefore particularly encourages applications from men interested in this opportunity.

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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