Advocacy for All is a locally rooted advocacy organisation with a strong history, which exists to give people a voice through one to one advocacy and self-advocacy groups. We believe that Bigger Voices = Better Lives.
Our approach is person-centered, empowering and rights-focused. We place a strong value on supporting people to be as independent as possible. We believe that being fair, valuing diversity and involving people are extremely important.
We are now offering an exciting opportunity to join our busy friendly team of advocates in South/South East London, supporting vulnerable individuals to ensure their voices are heard and their rights are upheld.
The role will start with RPR cases, developing into other areas of advocacy for which training will be provided.
What is an RPR?
A Relevant Person’s Representative; you will have a case load of people to visit on a regular basis to check that they are well looked after and safe from harm. Checking if they are happy in their place of care and that the carers are following correct processes. Reports are then submitted to the local council department with your feedback from your visit.
The role is challenging yet rewarding and will require strong communication skills with an empathetic person-centred approach as you will be supporting the relevant person whilst they are deprived of their liberty in a hospital or care home.
Full training for the role and regular supervisions will be provided, as well as flexible working hours. Further ahead, there will be potential to extend and expand the job role and develop roles such as an IMCA (Independent Mental Capacity Advocate) or Care Act Advocate, for which funded training and accreditation will be provided. The right candidate will be required to undergo this development training to fulfil the needs of the role and changing legislation.
For full job description and details for applying please click here.
At Advocacy For All, we rely on the support of our volunteers to continue providing the services that our clients depend on. We have a number of volunteer positions available to suit your skills and interests. Whatever role you choose, your help will mean more people have a better quality of life.
We respect and value the time and energy you give and want your experience with us to be enjoyable and rewarding. To do this we offer all our volunteers:
- induction and training
- ongoing support and regular supervision
- paid travel expenses
“I helped members to create a cookbook which was a great success and gave more independence to many people. I work with a very good team who are changing the lives of many people.”
Millie Pechackova, admin volunteer
If you are interested please fill in this volunteer application and send back to Rachel Coates:
- By email: Rachel.Coates@advocacyforall.org.uk
- Or by post: Advocacy For All, The Civic Centre, St Mary’s Rd, Swanley BR8 7BU