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

  • Full time
  • £25,392
  • Hybrid: Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st August 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 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.