Partners in Advocacy
Partners in Advocacy

Charity registered in Scotland SC027857

Partners in Advocacy started as part of Barnardos in the 1980’s and became a completely independent organisation in 1998. We are very proud that we are one of the oldest established independent advocacy organisations in Scotland. We have offices in Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Our Advocacy Workers come from many different backgrounds. We are also fortunate to have Volunteer Advocates who are supported from our Edinburgh office. We provide independent advocacy for individuals living with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders, physical disabilities and people over 65. We also provide independent advocacy to children and young people who are living with mental health issues, additional support needs and learning disabilities. We remain the only independent advocacy service working Scotland-wide that supports children aged 12 to 15 to have their views considered when decisions are being made about the support they get with their learning. We offer independent advocacy which is free to individuals, as well as some collective advocacy (group advocacy).

Current vacancies

Independent Advocacy Worker (Edinburgh Service)

  • Full time
  • £24,652
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st March 2024

Partners in Advocacy has established itself as one of Scotland’s leading providers of independent advocacy, delivering exceptional advocacy services since 1998.

We are thrilled to present a wonderful opportunity within our supportive and welcoming Edinburgh team. As an independent advocacy worker, you will have the privilege of providing one-on-one independent advocacy to individuals aged 16 and above with learning or physical disabilities, autism as well as older people. Through this role, you will ensure that their voices and wishes are heard, enabling them to make informed choices, protect their rights and have a meaningful impact on decisions that affect their lives.

Benefits of working for Partners in Advocacy include:

• Working for a values driven organisation that strives to support and empower staff

• Employment on a contract that has been secured until 31st July 2028 with the potential for a further two-year extension

• Working in a diverse range of community and clinical settings as well as the option of working from home and/or our Musselburgh based office

• Comprehensive training and ongoing support in your new role

• A generous annual leave and public holiday entitlement of 37 days with further annual increments

• Regular support and supervision sessions with your line manager

• Core hours daytime Monday to Friday working

• Frequent professional and reflective support sessions with your team

• Continuous professional development opportunities throughout the wider organisation

• Free access to a wellbeing resource funded by Partners in Advocacy

• Free access to mental health resources such as free counselling sessions

• Employer contributory pension scheme

We strongly encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply. If you believe your skills, experience, and expertise align with the criteria outlined in the person specification, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please complete the application form, ensuring that you provide examples of how your knowledge and experience fulfil each aspect of the person specification.

Partners in Advocacy takes pride in being a Disability Confident Employer, fully committed to creating an inclusive and accessible work environment.

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Independent Advocacy Worker (Dundee Service)

  • Part time
  • £24,652 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 9th February 2024

Partners in Advocacy is one of the largest providers of independent advocacy in Scotland, delivering high quality advocacy services since 1998.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our supportive and friendly team for an Independent Advocacy Worker for Dundee. The post-holder will provide high quality, 1:1 independent advocacy for children and young people who have been detained under the Mental Health (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 in specialist adolescent psychiatric inpatient units in Dundee, in addition to providing independent advocacy in the community for children and young people, e.g., education, isolation, communication, being a young parent, child or adult protection proceedings and many other issues.

The successful candidate will support children and young people to ensure they know their rights, have their views heard, and they are able to make informed choices so that they have influence over decisions that affect their lives.

The post-holder will adhere to the SIAA Independent Advocacy Principles, Standards and Code of Best Practice (2019). Full induction and training will be provided to the successful candidate.

The location of the role will be within the Dundee City, the Dundee office at Dudhope Castle, and home based. Mileage and travel expenses will be reimbursed and calculated from our Dundee office. A hybrid working arrangement will be agreed.

We are interested in hearing from a diverse range of people. If you think your skills, experience and expertise can meet the criteria detailed in the person specification, we would like to hear from you.

Partners in Advocacy is a Disability Confident Employer (Committed)

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Advocacy Worker (Children’s Hearing Service)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £24,652
  • Dundee, Edinburgh, Central Belt
  • Closing 13th November 2023

1 POST – CHILDREN’S HEARINGS SERVICE – DUNDEE – 35 HOURS

1 POST – CHILDREN’S HEARINGS SERVICE – EDINBURGH MATERNITY COVER – 35 HOURS

1 POST – CHILDREN’S HEARINGS SERVICE – SCOTLAND CENTRAL BELT – 17.5 HOURS

Partners in Advocacy is one of the largest providers of independent advocacy in Scotland, delivering high quality advocacy services since 1998.

Three exciting opportunities have arisen within our supportive and friendly Children’s Hearing Service. The advocacy worker role will provide high quality, 1:1 independent advocacy for children and young people (aged 5-18) to ensure that their views and wishes are heard, and they are able to make informed choices so that they have influence over decisions which affect their lives. Independent advocacy is provided in various settings, including in the community, schools, people’s homes, and Children’s Hearings settings.

The post-holder will adhere to the SIAA Independent Advocacy Principles, Standards and Code of Best Practice. Full induction and training will be provided to the successful candidate. The post-holder will be joining Partners in Advocacy and working as part of a team of highly skilled and experienced independent advocacy workers.

We are interested in hearing from a diverse range of people. If you think your skills, experience and expertise can meet the criteria detailed in the person specification, we would like to hear from you.

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Independent Advocacy Worker (Glasgow Mental Health Service)

  • Part time
  • £24,652 pro-rata
  • Glasgow Office and home based.
  • Closing 4th September 2023

Partners in Advocacy is one of the largest providers of independent advocacy in Scotland, delivering high quality advocacy services since 1998.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our supportive and friendly Children’s and Young People’s Independent Advocacy Team for an Independent Advocacy Worker. This role will be for the Glasgow Mental Health team. The post-holder will provide high quality, 1:1 independent advocacy for children and young people who have been detained under the Mental Health (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 in the Specialist Child or Adolescent psychiatric inpatient units in Glasgow.

The successful candidate will support children and young people to ensure they know their rights, have their views heard, and they are able to make informed choices with so that they have influence over decisions which affect their lives.

The post-holder will adhere to the SIAA Independent Advocacy Principles, Standards and Code of Best Practice (2019). Full induction and training will be provided to the successful candidate.

The location of the role will be within the Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health wards within Glasgow City, our Glasgow Office and home based. Mileage and travel expenses will be reimbursed and calculated from our Glasgow Office. A hybrid working arrangement will be agreed.

We are interested in hearing from a diverse range of people. If you think your skills, experience and expertise can meet the criteria detailed in the person specification, we would like to hear from you.

Partners in Advocacy is a Disability Confident Employer (Committed)

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Advocacy Worker - Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • £24,652
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th August 2023

Partners in Advocacy has established itself as one of Scotland's leading providers of independent advocacy, offering exceptional advocacy services since 1998.

We are thrilled to present a wonderful opportunity within our supportive and welcoming Edinburgh team. As an advocacy worker, you will have the privilege of providing one-on-one independent advocacy to individuals aged 16 and above with learning or physical disabilities, as well as older people. Through this role, you will ensure that their voices and wishers are heard, enabling them to make informed choices and have a meaningful impact on decisions that affect their lives.

The successful applicant will receive comprehensive training and ongoing support. The contract extends until July 2028, with the exciting potential for a further two-year extension, subject to successful contract delivery. Our organisation's ambitious strategic agenda opens doors for continuous professional development, allowing you to gain valuable experience and skills.

At Partners in Advocacy, we prioritise the well-being of our staff. Therefore, regular support and supervision are provided, alongside free access to a well-being resource funded by the organisation. While the role is currently home-based, there will be opportunities for hybrid office work in the future, as well as regular meetings with advocacy partners in the community and clinical settings.

We strongly encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply. If you believe your skills, experience, and expertise align with the criteria outlined in the person specification, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Please complete the application form, ensuring that you provide examples of how your knowledge and experience fulfil each aspect of the person specification.

Partners in Advocacy takes pride in being a Disability Confident Employer, fully committed to creating an inclusive and accessible work environment.

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Partners in Advocacy is one of the largest providers of independent advocacy in Scotland, delivering high quality advocacy services since 1998.

The post-holder will provide high quality independent advocacy to ensure that their views and wishes are heard, and they are able to make informed choices so that they have influence over decisions which affect their lives, and their rights are upheld. Independent Advocacy is delivered in various settings, including in the community, schools, people’s homes, health, and legal / police venues on a one-to-one basis for children and young people on the GYIA project. The post-holder will adhere to the SIAA Independent Advocacy Principles, Standards and Code of Best Practice (2019)

The Service Co-ordinator will be responsible for assessing incoming referrals to the service and allocating to the advocacy worker and self, according to priority and urgency of need. They will ensure the smooth and effective delivery of the service, providing support and supervision of the advocacy worker and assist in the induction and training of new staff as required. In addition, the Service Co-ordinator will attend strategic meetings to support development of robust referral pathways in and out of the service, including Glasgow Alcohol & Drug Partnership (ADP) meetings; Children’s Services Planning Meetings (Glasgow City Council); Glasgow’s Youth Justice Strategy Group, and any other appropriate forums discussed and agreed with the Service Manager. The post-holder will be responsible for implementing feedback and evaluation mechanisms for young people using the service and other stakeholders and will complete quarterly monitoring reports according to the service specification.

The location of the role will be Glasgow City and the Glasgow Office will be the identified base, from which mileage and travel expenses and time will be reimbursed. A hybrid working arrangement will be agreed.

We are interested in hearing from a diverse range of people. If you think your skills, experience and expertise can meet the criteria detailed in the person specification, we would like to hear from you.

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Partners in Advocacy is one of the largest providers of independent advocacy in Scotland, delivering high quality advocacy services since 1998.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our supportive and friendly Children’s and Young Persons Independent Advocacy Team. This role will be for the Glasgow Youth Independent Advocacy Service (GYIA). The post-holder will provide high quality, 1:1 independent advocacy for children and young people to ensure that their views and wishes are heard, and they are able to make informed choices so that they have influence over decisions which affect their lives. Independent advocacy is provided in various settings, including in the community, schools, people’s homes, health and legal / police venues on a one-to-one basis for children and young people.

The post-holder will adhere to the SIAA Independent Advocacy Principles, Standards and Code of Best Practice. Full induction and training will be provided to the successful candidate.

The location of the role will be Glasgow City and the Glasgow Office will be the identified base, from which mileage and travel expenses and time will be reimbursed. A hybrid working arrangement will be agreed.

We are interested in hearing from a diverse range of people. If you think your skills, experience and expertise can meet the criteria detailed in the person specification, we would like to hear from you.

Partners in Advocacy is a Disability Confident Employer (Committed)

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Advocacy Worker (Children’s Hearing Service x 2 Posts)

  • Full time
  • £24,652
  • Home and Glasgow office
  • Closing 24th July 2023

Partners in Advocacy is one of the largest providers of independent advocacy in Scotland, delivering high quality advocacy services since 1998.

Two exciting opportunities have arisen within our supportive and friendly Children’s Hearing Service. The advocacy worker role will provide high quality, 1:1 independent advocacy for children and young people (aged 5-18) to ensure that their views and wishes are heard, and they are able to make informed choices so that they have influence over decisions which affect their lives. Independent advocacy is provided in various settings, including in the community, schools, people’s homes, and Children’s Hearings settings.

The post-holders will adhere to the SIAA Independent Advocacy Principles, Standards and Code of Best Practice. Full induction and training will be provided to the successful candidate. The post-holders will be joining Partners in Advocacy and working as part of a team of highly skilled and experienced independent advocacy workers.

One post will be working from home and Glasgow office, with travel to East Renfrewshire, West Dunbartonshire, Inverclyde and East Dunbartonshire.

The other with be working from home and Glasgow office, with travel to South Lanarkshire and Scotland central belt.

We are interested in hearing from a diverse range of people. If you think your skills, experience and expertise can meet the criteria detailed in the person specification, we would like to hear from you.

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Advocacy Worker (Highlands)

  • Full time
  • £24,652
  • Home based in Highland
  • Closing 28th October 2022

Partners in Advocacy is one of the largest providers of independent advocacy in Scotland, delivering high quality advocacy services since 1998.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our supportive and friendly Highland team. The advocacy worker role will provide one to one independent advocacy for adult carers. Full training and ongoing support will be provided to the successful applicant.

We are interested in hearing from a diverse range of people. If you think your skills, experience and expertise can meet the criteria detailed in the person specification, we would like to hear from you. Please fill in the application form ensuring you provide examples of how your knowledge and experience meet each part of the person specification.

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Board Vacancy (Trustee & Treasurer)

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st October 2022

Would you be interested in joining Partners in Advocacy as a board member?

Partners in Advocacy has an exciting opportunity for a new board member with an interest in independent advocacy.

We are seeking a Trustee and a Treasurer who will have good interpersonal and communication skills, a commitment to working as a team, an understanding of and commitment to our charity’s work, a broader knowledge of trends across the third-sector and the application of those to strategic work.

Partners in Advocacy welcomes applications from people with a disability, those with a minority ethnic background, and the LGBTQ+ community.

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Advocacy Workers

  • Part time
  • £24,652 pro-rata
  • Covering Central Belt, Office base Glasgow or Edinburgh (Home/Hybrid working)
  • Closing 9th September 2022

Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity?

Partners in Advocacy is a leading Scottish organisation in the development and delivery of independent advocacy, people are central to what we do. We have embedded an organisational culture based on the principals and values of independent advocacy. Our strategic aims include a continued focus on high-quality service delivery and an ambitious and exciting business development and growth agenda.

We have an exciting new opportunity for 2 enthusiastic individuals who have a passion for working with children and young people – to join our dynamic and friendly team within our Children’s Hearings Service.

Experience of providing independent advocacy and/or working with vulnerable children and young people is desirable, but not essential. Full training and support will be provided for the duration of the post.

You will need a clean driving licence and access to a roadworthy vehicle. PVG Scheme membership will be a requirement of the post – this will be arranged by us on appointment.

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Dundee Service Advocacy Worker

  • Part time
  • £24,652 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 2nd September 2022

Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity?

Partners in Advocacy is a leading Scottish organisation in the development and delivery of independent advocacy, and people are central to what we do. We have embedded an organisational culture based on the principles and values of independent advocacy. Our strategic aims include a continued focus on high-quality service delivery and an ambitious and exciting business development and growth agenda.

We have an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who has a passion for working with children and young people – to join our dynamic and friendly office.

Experience of providing independent advocacy and/or working with vulnerable children and young people is desirable, but not essential. Full training and support will be provided for the duration of the post.

You will need a clean driving licence and access to a roadworthy vehicle. PVG Scheme membership will be a requirement of the post – this will be arranged by us on appointment.

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Dundee Service Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £30,385
  • Dundee
  • Closing 2nd September 2022

Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity?

Partners in Advocacy is a leading Scottish organisation in the development and delivery of independent advocacy, and people are central to what we do. We have embedded an organisational culture based on the principles and values of independent advocacy. Our strategic aims include a continued focus on high-quality service delivery and an ambitious and exciting business development and growth agenda.

We have an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who has a passion for working with children and young people – to join our dynamic and friendly organisation in a Management role.

Experience of providing independent advocacy and/or working with vulnerable children and young people is desirable, but not essential. Previous experience supporting staff would also be beneficial however full training and support will be provided for the duration of the post.

You will need a clean driving licence and access to a roadworthy vehicle. PVG Scheme membership will be a requirement of the post – this will be arranged by us on appointment.

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Top job! Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

  • Full time
  • up to £58,000
  • Edinburgh, Glasgow or Dundee
  • Closing 29th July 2022

Could you be our new CEO?

Partners in Advocacy has an exciting opportunity for a new CEO with a strong work ethic who is committed to shaping, and influencing, the direction of an ambitious voluntary organisation.

We are seeking a CEO who will provide leadership across PiA and ensure the successful delivery of independent advocacy. This will include working with the PiA board of Trustees to set the direction of the charity. As a role model for the mission and values that are fundamental to our success, the CEO will act in the interests of PiA, applying skill and care in the application of their duties and operating in a manner consistent with our purpose.

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Advocacy Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,652
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th July 2022

Partners in Advocacy is one of the largest providers of independent advocacy in Scotland, delivering high quality advocacy services since 1998.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our supportive and friendly Edinburgh team. The advocacy worker role will provide one to one independent advocacy for adults 16 plus with a learning or physical disability and for older people. The role ensures that people’s views and wishes are heard and they are able to make informed choices so that they have influence over decisions which affect their lives.

Full training and ongoing support will be provided to the successful applicant. The contract is till July 2023 and there is potential for that to be extended - subject to further funding by Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership.

Our ambitious strategic agenda provides ample opportunity to develop further experience and skills for continuous professional development. All our staff benefit from regular support and supervision as well as free access to an organisationally funded wellbeing resource.

The role will currently be primarily working from home with options of hybrid office working in the future - as well as regular meetings with advocacy partners in the community and clinical settings.

We are interested in hearing from a diverse range of people. If you think your skills, experience and expertise can meet the criteria detailed in the person specification, we would like to hear from you. Please fill in the application form ensuring you provide examples of how your knowledge and experience meet each part of the person specification.

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East Renfrewshire Advocacy Worker

  • Part time
  • £24,652 pro-rata
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 7th June 2022

Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity?

Partners in Advocacy is a leading Scottish organisation in the development and delivery of independent advocacy, and people are central to what we do. We have embedded an organisational culture based on the principles and values of independent advocacy. Our strategic aims include a continued focus on high-quality service delivery and an ambitious and exciting business development and growth agenda.

We have an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who has a passion for working with children and young people – to join our dynamic and friendly office.

Experience of providing independent advocacy and/or working with vulnerable children and young people is desirable, but not essential. Full training and support will be provided for the duration of the post.

You will need a clean driving licence and access to a roadworthy vehicle. PVG Scheme membership will be a requirement of the post – this will be arranged by us on appointment.

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Children’s Hearings Advocacy Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,652
  • Various locations across central belt
  • Closing 27th May 2022

Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity?

Partners in Advocacy is a leading Scottish organisation in the development and delivery of independent advocacy, people are central to what we do. We have embedded an organisational culture based on the principals and values of independent advocacy. Our strategic aims include a continued focus on high-quality service delivery and an ambitious and exciting business development and growth agenda.

We have an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who has a passion for working with children and young people – to join our dynamic and friendly team within our Children’s Hearings Service.

Experience of providing independent advocacy and/or working with vulnerable children and young people is desirable, but not essential. Full training and support will be provided for the duration of the post.

You will need a clean driving licence and access to a roadworthy vehicle. PVG Scheme membership will be a requirement of the post – this will be arranged by us on appointment.

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Administrator

  • Full time
  • £20,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 22nd April 2022

Partners in Advocacy is one of the largest providers of independent advocacy in Scotland, delivering high quality advocacy services since 1998.

Partners in Advocacy is looking for a Full-Time Administrator to join our Glasgow Office. Experience of providing a high level of administrative support to a busy team is essential.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, socially aware person with excellent communication and customer service skills to join our team. Excellent organisation skills are essential, as is a good working knowledge of MS Office software, including Word, Excel and Outlook etc., and experience of working with the public. The ability to work on your own initiative is crucial. The successful candidate will have a minimum of one year’s experience in a similar role.

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Independent Advocacy Worker (Edinburgh) 2 Posts

  • Full time
  • £23,934
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th April 2022

Partners in Advocacy is one of the largest providers of independent advocacy in Scotland, delivering high quality advocacy services since 1998.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our supportive and friendly Edinburgh team. The advocacy worker role will provide one to one independent advocacy for adults 16 plus with a learning or physical disability and for older people. The role ensures that people’s views and wishes are heard and they are able to make informed choices so that they have influence over decisions which affect their lives.

Full training and ongoing support will be provided to the successful applicant. The contract is till July 2023 and there is potential for that to be extended - subject to further funding by Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership.

Our ambitious strategic agenda provides ample opportunity to develop further experience and skills for continuous professional development. All our staff benefit from regular support and supervision as well as free access to an organisationally funded wellbeing resource.

The role will currently be primarily working from home with options of hybrid office working in the future - as well as regular meetings with advocacy partners in the community and clinical settings.

We are interested in hearing from a diverse range of people. If you think your skills, experience and expertise can meet the criteria detailed in the person specification, we would like to hear from you. Please fill in the application form ensuring you provide examples of how your knowledge and experience meet each part of the person specification.

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Children’s Hearings Service’ – Advocacy Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,934
  • Office Base: Home, with a move to flexible office work in Dundee
  • Closing 17th December 2021

Partners in Advocacy is a leading Scottish organisation in the development and delivery of independent advocacy, people are central to what we do. We have embedded an organisational culture based on the principals and values of independent advocacy. Our strategic aims include a continued focus on high-quality service delivery and an ambitious and exciting business development and growth agenda.

We have an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who has a passion for working with children and young people – to join our dynamic and friendly team within our Children’s Hearings Service.

Experience of providing independent advocacy and/or working with vulnerable children and young people is desirable, but not essential. Full training and support will be provided for the duration of the post.

You will need a clean driving licence and access to a roadworthy vehicle. We are currently working from home, but there will be a requirement to travel when restrictions are eased. PVG Scheme membership will be a requirement of the post – this will be arranged by us on appointment.

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Advocacy Worker (Adult Carers, Highland)

  • Full time
  • £23,934
  • Flexible - Office Base and Home Working
  • Closing 1st October 2021

Partners in Advocacy is a leading Scottish organisation in the development and delivery of independent advocacy, people are central to what we do. We have embedded an organisational culture based on the principals and values of independent advocacy. Our strategic aims include a continued focus on high-quality service delivery and an ambitious and exciting business development and growth agenda.

We are looking to add to our team of experienced Advocacy Workers who deliver independent advocacy to adult carers in the Highlands of Scotland. We’re looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person who enjoys working within a team but is also just as comfortable working on their own. The job is a busy one, and you’d be working to support carers to have their thoughts, feeling and wishes known in support of their caring role. You’d be joining an organisation whose values and principles underpin everything we do. If you have a passion for human rights and want to help people to speak up for themselves, check out our job pack for further details.

Whilst we’d be keen to hear from you if you have independent advocacy experience, a full induction and training programme is in place to support the right applicant.

You will need a clean driving licence and access to a roadworthy vehicle. We are currently working from home, but there will be a requirement to travel when restrictions are eased. PVG Scheme membership will be a requirement of the post – this will be arranged by us on appointment.

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Children’s Hearings Service’ – Advocacy Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,934
  • Home, with a move to flexible office work in Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st August 2021

Partners in Advocacy is a leading Scottish organisation in the development and delivery of independent advocacy, people are central to what we do. We have embedded an organisational culture based on the principals and values of independent advocacy. Our strategic aims include a continued focus on high-quality service delivery and an ambitious and exciting business development and growth agenda.

We have an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who has a passion for working with children and young people – to join our dynamic and friendly team within our Children’s Hearings Service.

Experience of providing independent advocacy and/or working with vulnerable children and young people is desirable, but not essential. Full training and support will be provided for the duration of the post.

You will need a clean driving licence and access to a roadworthy vehicle. We are currently working from home, but there will be a requirement to travel when restrictions are eased. PVG Scheme membership will be a requirement of the post – this will be arranged by us on appointment.

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Part Time Advocacy Worker – Midlothian

  • Part time
  • £23,934 pro-rata
  • Midlothian
  • Closing 27th August 2021

Partners in Advocacy are a leading Scottish organisation who provide high quality, independent advocacy for a range of advocacy partners. An opportunity has arisen for an experienced advocacy worker to help people with a learning disability in Midlothian to have their voices heard.

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Advocacy Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,934
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th August 2021

Partners in Advocacy is a lead Scottish organisation providing high quality independent advocacy, for a range of advocacy partners since 1998.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our supportive and friendly Edinburgh team. The advocacy worker role will provide one to one independent advocacy for adults 16 plus with a learning or physical disability and for older people. The role ensures that people’s views and wishes are heard and they are able to make informed choices so that they have influence over decisions which affect their lives.

Full training and ongoing support will be provided to the successful applicant and while the contract is until July 2022 there is the hope of extension beyond that date. In addition, our ambitious development agenda provides ample opportunity to develop and expand you’re experience and skills.

We are interested in hearing from a diverse range of people. If you think your skills, experience and expertise can meet the criteria detailed in the person specification, we would like to hear from you. Please fill in the application form ensuring you provide examples of how your knowledge and experience meet each part of the person specification.

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Advocacy Worker – My Rights My Say Project

  • Full time
  • £23,934
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 9th July 2021

Partners in Advocacy are a leading Scottish organisation who provide high quality, independent advocacy for a range of advocacy partners. An opportunity has arisen to work with our dynamic My Rights My Say team.

My Rights My Say is a nationwide project that supports 12-15 year old's with additional support needs exercise their rights in education. Partners in Advocacy are looking for an enthusiastic, empathetic and warm individual to join our growing team. Location can be anywhere in Scotland with an identified base at a Partners in Advocacy office, travel is expected for the position.

Full training and ongoing support will be provided to the successful applicant and while the contract is until March 2022 however there is the hope of extension beyond that date. We are looking for someone who is passionate about working with young people and who has excellent listening and communication skills. If this sounds like you please don’t hesitate to get in touch to find out more – you can contact our service Co-Ordinator Sarah-Jane Crews on 07516106515 with any questions you may have

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Children’s Hearings Service’ – Advocacy Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,934
  • Currently home-based, with a move to flexible office work in Glasgow (COVID dependent)
  • Closing 9th April 2021

Partners in Advocacy is a charity providing independent advocacy, which means that we help children and young people exercise their rights and share their views with the people around them.

We have an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who has a passion for working with children and young people – to join our dynamic and friendly team within our Children’s Hearings Service.

Experience of providing independent advocacy and/or working with vulnerable children and young people is desirable, but not essential. Full training and support will be provided for the duration of the post.

You will need a clean driving licence and access to a roadworthy vehicle. We are currently working from home, but there will be a requirement to travel when restrictions are eased. PVG Scheme membership will be a requirement of the post – this will be arranged by us on appointment.

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Children & Young People’s Advocacy Worker, East Renfrewshire

  • Part time
  • £23,934 pro-rata
  • Home, with a move to flexible office work in Glasgow
  • Closing 2nd April 2021

Partners in Advocacy is a charity providing independent advocacy, which means that we help children and young people exercise their rights and share their views with the people around them.

We have an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who has a passion for working with children and young people – to join our dynamic and friendly Glasgow team within our project in East Renfrewshire

Experience of providing independent advocacy and/or working with vulnerable children and young people is desirable, but not essential. Full training and support will be provided for the duration of the post.

You will need a clean driving licence and access to a roadworthy vehicle. We are currently working from home, but there will be a requirement to travel when restrictions are eased. PVG Scheme membership will be a requirement of the post.

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