Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service are seeking to recruit 2 x part-time Independent Advocates to be based in our Dumfries Office.  We provide Individual and Collective Advocacy which is free, independent and confidential to adults aged 18 and over across the Region. We are looking for people with experience of and/or understanding of the role of the independent advocate. Ideally, you will have experience of working with adults at risk of harm or exploitation; an awareness of the needs of those affected by mental health problems or mental disorder and an understanding of relevant legislation.  You must be a good communicator and have excellent listening skills as these are key to the role of an Independent Advocate.  You must be computer literate and able to work on one’s own initiative and also have the capacity to work as part of a team. It is essential you have a full driving licence and access to independent transport.  

These posts are 21 hours per week with a salary (above the real living wage) of (£16,873 pro rata) £9,576.

For an application pack or further information please go to our website www.dgadvocacy.co.uk/paid-vacancies or contact Pamela Deans on 01387 247237.

Closing date for applications is end of business on Friday 27 April 2018.