This vacancy has now closed

  • Advertised from 1st April 2021
  • 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Post is funded initially, to March 2022 and may be subject to extension based on continued funding.


EARS is an independent advocacy provider – our role is to make sure people’s voices are heard when there are issues in their lives.

Purpose of the post:

  • To offer an independent advocacy service to adults (16+) with a physical disability or an acquired brain injury, who are normally resident in West Lothian. This will include face to face visits in the community and/or residential settings.
  • To promote the service, raise awareness and further develop relationships with relevant professionals.

Major Functions of the Post

  • To provide free, independent advocacy to adults (16+) with a physical disability or ABI in West Lothian by enabling those wishing to represent themselves or, where appropriate, representation of that person where they are unable to express their views.
  • To work and liaise with local professionals, organisations and networks to ensure that the service, and its work, is brought to the notice of all potential service-users.
  • To keep up to date with service user’s rights, including statutory legislation, recommendations and guidance.
  • To develop and provide information/materials to promote the service to professionals/community groups within West Lothian.
  • To keep and maintain your own diary of work.

To find out more about the role, please download the Job Description below.

Application notes

We especially welcome applications from people with experience of providing advocacy, working with vulnerable people and/or of the Health and Social Care Sector, along with a clean driving license and access to a vehicle.

PVG Scheme membership will be a requirement of the post.

For more information or to apply, please email or call 0131 478 8866.

To learn more about EARS, visit our website at

Closing date for applications is 30th April 2021.

Please note, that due to social distancing measures, interviews will likely be conducted at the EARS Edinburgh office.