Drug and Alcohol Advocacy Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,400
  • Renfrewshire (On site)
  • Closing 16th April 2024

  • Advertised from 19th March 2024
  • 37.5 hours per week. 12 months fixed-term post.
  • 6% Pension and 2 x Salary Life Assurance Benefit.


You First Advocacy provide an independent professional advocacy service to a wide range of vulnerable adults in Renfrewshire, who require short-term advocacy to address specific issues arising from health, community care or legal interventions. The service is provided by paid staff and trained volunteers.

“Our vision is to provide independent professional advocacy support to individuals who reside in a community, residential or hospital setting, giving them a voice and supporting their rights and wishes”

This fixed-term post (12 months) will contribute effectively to the You First Advocacy Service and will do so, by providing dedicated advocacy support for people affected by drug or alcohol use, as part of YFA’s operational team.

  • The post holder will be required to clearly show an understanding of the concept of advocacy for people affected by drug or alcohol use and associated issues.
  • An awareness of individual rights, objectivity and empathy will be required.
  • A mature ability to challenge individuals/organisations on behalf of the service user, without recourse to confrontation is essential.

This is an exciting and challenging post for a person who supports social justice and the rights of vulnerable individuals. It is essential that you have knowledge and experience of Addictions, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and other generic client groups. A knowledge of advocacy is also essential. You should have excellent interpersonal skills and self-motivated.

Application notes

For more information or an informal discussion please contact: Simon Clark, Interim Service Manager on: 0141 849 1229

Application packs can be downloaded from our website or obtained by telephoning RAMH on: 0141 847 8900 and quote the reference no. 756

(RAMH is contracted to provide HR Administrative services to You First Advocacy)

Closing date: Tuesday 16th April 2024 at 12 noon

Completed Applications to be returned to: simon@youfirstadvocacy.org or enquiries@ramh.org

This post is subject to a PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) check