Job vacancies: Devon advocacy charity seeks Volunteer Co-ordinators

seAp is a charity providing  independent advocacy services supporting people, especially those who are most vulnerable in society, to have their voice heard, access their rights and have more control over their lives.

The charity has asked if we could advertise the following vacancy. Please forward the details to anyone on your contact list who may be interested.

Please note that while the advertisement below details the full-time vacancy in Plymouth, there is an equivalent part-time vacancy covering the Torbay area.

Advocacy Volunteer Co-ordinator

o 37 hours per week

o Permanent
o Plymouth, Devon and Torbay
o £19,716 – £22,716 per annum
o Support, empower, advocate, promote – it’s a straightforward commitment we make to the people we serve.

o Closing Date: 9am on 7th Oct 2019
o Interview Date: 25th October 2019
o Interview venue: Plymouth Highbury Trust (Travel Expenses are not payable)

seAp provides high quality, confidential, independent advocacy services, supporting clients in having a voice in the way they are cared for, the services they receive and decisions that are made about their lives. Advocates support clients to express their views, wishes and feelings, assisting them in safeguarding their rights and ensuring that those who are particularly vulnerable and/or excluded have an opportunity to take forward issues which are of importance to them.

The service provides Advocacy support for statutory services IHCA (independent Health Complaint Advocacy), IMCA (Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy), DoLS (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards) and IMHA (Independent Mental Health Advocacy) and a limited non-statutory advocacy service.

Our clients include people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, sensory impairments, mental health problems, acquired brain injury or those simply those who do not have anyone else to support them.

In this exciting role you will primarily be concerned with the recruitment, support, training and supervision of volunteers for seAp Devon predominantly based in Plymouth. You will manage your own case load of advocacy clients in Plymouth.

Students are a fundamental part of this service, our team and key to its success. We need someone who has experience, creativity and enthusiasm to grow and develop this area, working in partnership with Plymouth Highbury Trust. We need you to be able to speak publicly to and engage with a variety of audiences and have the ability to motivate people to make a difference through volunteering.

Flexibility with working hours is also important, together with the willingness to undertake required training.

A full driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential for this position. You will also need access to a stable home broadband service if you are required to work from home on occasion.

See the Job Description for more details.  

If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Kevin Marsh at: kevin.marsh@seap.org.uk or tel: 07471355642

seAp values equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Registered charity no.1080679.

NB: seAp reserves the right to bring forward the closing date if it believes sufficient applications are received to make an appointment.”