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Advocacy Officer

  • Part time
  • £27,000 pro-rata
  • Hybrid: Glasgow
  • Closing 12th June 2024

  • Advertised from 24th May 2024
  • 24-month fixed term. 14 hours per week.


About Revive MS Support

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an incurable, degenerative, disease that causes progressive damage to the brain and spinal cord. There are around 17,500 people in Scotland with MS, and they typically live with multiple symptoms which often have a devastating impact on many aspects of their everyday lives.

Revive MS Support is the only charity in the West of Scotland providing nationwide support for people who are affected by MS. The charity was set up in 1984 by people living with MS and their families, and helps people manage the physical, emotional, financial, and social impacts that come with a diagnosis of MS.

Our services include an MS Specialist Nurse; Physiotherapy and Exercise; Welfare & Benefits; Speech and Language Therapy; Counselling; Advocacy; Complementary Therapies; Podiatry; Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy; support for carers; an extensive social programme; and a Café.

Last year we supported 733 people with MS through nearly 13,500 completed appointments across our range of services, and welcomed a new service user, on average, every day our centre was open.

The Role

We have ambitious plans to reach more people affected by MS, and to ensure we achieve our goals we are looking for an experienced Advocacy Officer to join our team.

You’ll be responsible for delivering an independent advocacy service to people affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The role will empower individuals to express their views, wishes, and choices while ensuring that they remain involved in all decisions that affect their lives. You’ll also be responsible for supporting clients to access information, communicate their needs, and exercise their rights.

If you have the skills, initiative, and experience to take Revive MS Support on the next part of our journey as we strive to improve the lives of more people affected by MS, we’d love to hear from you.

Holiday entitlement is 28 days a year pro-rata (of which 3 are taken between Christmas and New Year), along with 10 additional public holidays. Our pension scheme has employer matched contributions of 3% or 5% of salary, and death in service cover is also available.

To find out more about the role, please download the relevant Job Description and Person Specification below.

Application notes

To apply, please send a comprehensive submission which should include:

  • Your up to date CV
  • Your supporting statement - indicating how you meet the person specification for the role as outlined in the Job Description. This should be a maximum of two sides of A4.
  • Please also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Closing date for applications: 5pm on Wednesday 12th June 2024

Initial interviews will be held week commencing 8th July 2024.

For more information about Revive MS Support please visit our website -

For an informal discussion or to find out more, please contact Julie Dock, MS Specialist Nurse and Clinical Lead, by email at or by telephone: 0141 945 3344.

Equal Opportunities

Revive MS Support is committed to creating a positive, caring and inclusive environment where everyone feels respected, valued and empowered.

We encourage applications from all backgrounds and particularly welcome applications from People of Colour, LGBTQIA+ people, people living with disabilities and those from a low socioeconomic background or requiring flexible working arrangements.

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer, we aim to offer candidates with a disability, and or long-term health condition who meet the essential criteria an interview as a priority. Where there are more candidates who are eligible for the Disability Confident Scheme meeting the minimum criteria than interview slots, the best candidates will be selected from that pool.

Identifying candidates from within these groups is done by an independent consultant and tracked by postcode. Please include your postcode on your CV.

If you are selected for interview, we will ask you to let us know if you have any access requirements or reasonable adjustments to the interview. Please be assured that we will be supportive in discussing reasonable adjustments with you at any stage of the recruitment and selection process.