Recovery Advocacy Worker (Recovery Advocacy Project (RAP))

  • Part time
  • £26,880 – £29,497 pro-rata
  • Hybrid: Isle of Bute. Home working and office base with in person meetings with clients across the Isle of Bute.
  • Closing 23rd July 2024

  • Advertised from 27th June 2024
  • £12,288 - £13,484 + £312 pa Working from Home allowance. Permanent. 16 hours per week.


Lomond & Argyll Advocacy Service are seeking a recovery advocate on the Isle of Bute to join our team.

Your core mission will be to offer people information about their rights and services and to assist them in seeking to have their voices heard and their wishes respected.

Lomond and Argyll Advocacy service are looking for a person who has Lived Experience of problematic alcohol or substance use, either;

  • personally and in recovery
  • Awareness through a family member or close friend
  • Working knowledge of substance and alcohol dependency issues

This is a part time post, and will focus on continuing to improve access to independent advocacy and other local supports for people impacted by problematic alcohol or substance use. The post will also provide rights based peer advocacy in line with the Scottish Governments Strategy: Rights, Respect and Recovery.

This will be achieved by:

  • undertaking relevant learning and development on a Rights Based Approach in Independent Advocacy
  • working with individuals in line with the Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance
  • working within the aims of LAAS
  • managing your workload efficiently in accordance with the policies and procedures of LAAS
  • working as an individual, but also as part of a team
  • developing your skills by identifying opportunities for learning
  • promoting and raising awareness of LAAS and its work across Argyll and Bute with a focus on ensuring awareness within services and communities on the Isle of Bute.
  • Uploading information, maintaining files on joint virtual working space
  • Sending and receiving emails and using a range of digital platforms’
  • delivering rights based independent advocacy
  • monitoring progress towards specific project targets and outcomes
  • using and developing existing networking techniques to create links with appropriate individuals and groups (statutory and voluntary) to raise awareness of Independent Advocacy
  • supporting LAAS to develop and deliver learning opportunities

This post requires the successful candidate to apply for membership of the PVG Scheme.

Flexible hours to be worked between 9-5 Monday to Friday. Ability to work from home within area however the ability to travel in the locality is essential.

REPORTS TO: Advocacy Practice Lead

Application notes

Looking to apply? Send completed application form to

Closing date: 9am on Tuesday 23rd July

Expected interview date: 31st July 2024

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