Advocacy in Barnet works to champion the right of each person aged 50 or over to be at the centre of their care and to challenge poor and discriminatory practice. We are immensely proud of the work we do, for the professionalism and expertise of our advocates. We have developed excellent services and been recognised at the highest level with the Queens Award to Voluntary Organisations for the work we undertake.

Job Vacancy:  Advocate – Supporting Transitions
(Part-time, 18 hours per week)

Salary Scale: £21,750 to £27,000 pro rata dependent on experience and qualifications

Closing date for receipt of submissions:  4.00pm Thursday 8 August 2018.
Interviews will be held: week commencing 13 August 2018.

Advocacy In Barnet  Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Advocacy in Barnet is an independent, award-winning charity operating throughout Barnet. We provide free, high quality services to vulnerable people aged 50 or over to resolve issues, concerns or queries they may have about their health and well-being. We aim to ensure that every older person has a voice and are in control of decisions which are made about them. Advocacy ensures their experiences, views, wishes and feelings are heard in order to improve the health and care services they use.

We’re looking for an exceptional advocate to join our skilled and committed team. As an advocate, you will support older people whilst in hospital, planning for and during the process of hospital discharge and re-settlement to ensure that people have positive and beneficial outcomes when leaving hospital. Undertaking engagement with health professionals to promote hospital advocacy and support older people living in the community is an important part of the success of this role. You will have substantial experience as an advocate, an understanding of the issues older people face, how health and social care services operate and relevant legislation. We would especially welcome someone with experience of hospital discharge and/or dementia. Ideally, you will hold the independent advocacy qualification or be working towards this.

Volunteers are key to the success of this work and as part of this role, you will be supporting volunteers in delivering advocacy across 3 hospitals. Although principally office based, the post holder will be required to travel throughout Barnet and occasionally to neighbouring boroughs. The post is self-servicing and so required to undertake their own administration, as well as share general office duties.

If you are someone who…
• is committed to service excellence and achieves high standards of professionalism
• is committed to supporting people to have their voice heard
• is a clear and confident communicator
• has strong organisational and time management skills
• has experience of working with volunteers
• has good report writing skills and a working knowledge of using databases
• has excellent team working skills as well as the ability to work on their own initiative
• is enthusiastic and flexible
• is a warm, friendly, enthusiastic personality with a sense of commitment and a genuine desire to make a difference working for a small but high-impact charity

…. and is seeking “more than just a job” we would love to hear from you.

For an informal discussion please contact Silvana Talbot or Lizzie Sturm 020 8201 3415.

Please send your CV together with a covering letter saying why you believe you are the right candidate for this role and what you would bring to Advocacy in Barnet to

Advocacy in Barnet welcomes applications from people from a wide range of diverse backgrounds and cultural communities.

Closing date for receipt of submissions:  4.00pm Thursday 8 August 2018.
Interviews will be held: week commencing 13 August 2018.