Jobs and Volunteering

New Opportunities!

Advocacy for all are a well-established charity which, for the last 24 years have been enabling individuals to have ‘bigger voices and better lives’.

We are offering an exciting opportunity to join our autism, peer support mentoring and mental health alternative projects in Kent and Medway. The projects includes 1:1 support, alongside social groups and special interest groups, including art, fitness, walking, technology/video games, and music.

What is the role of a Group Supporter?
As a Group Supporter you will be part of projects which enable individuals to have greater social opportunities and to develop coping strategies to maintain good mental health and wellbeing. Our aim is to limit the need for more mainstream mental health services and interventions and to support individuals to socialise in the community and safe accepting environments with others of their choice.

For more information please download our advert and job description here:

Touchbase Project

Do you have experience of mental health provision and/ or Autism and some time to take up an exciting volunteering role with Advocacy for All, a well-established advocacy charity?
We are looking for volunteers to work with us on our Crisis Alternatives Project and our general Kent groups projects to enable individuals to have bigger voices and better lives and support them to stay well and out of mainstream mental health services.

We will be offering a range of support including:
 Weekend and evening groups/special interest groups/drop in’s/wellbeing sessions,           walking / music / quiz groups
 Calls and virtual support in a range of bespoke ways to signpost individuals to                     appropriate alternative services or enable them to take up this project’s services
 We will be working with peer supporters who are individuals with lived experience           of  mental health and autism.

For more information please download our advert and job description here:

Relevant Person’s Representative (RPR)

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.

We are now offering an exciting opportunity to join our busy friendly team of advocates as an RPR in South/South East London, supporting vulnerable individuals to ensure their voices are heard and their rights are upheld.

£18,200 per annum pro-rata

We are looking for people who can commit to between 21-35 hours per week (days flexible). We are particularly looking for RPRs who can work in the following areas:
Bexley, Bromley, Croydon and Sutton.

To see our job advert and job description please click here.

To apply, please email recruitment@advocacyforall.org.uk with your CV, application form and a covering statement outlining your reasons for applying and how you meet the requirements of the role.

Closing Date 5pm Friday 25th February

Group Support Volunteers and Befriending Volunteers

Do you have experience of mental health provision or working with individuals with autism/Asperger’s? Do you have some spare time to take up an exciting volunteering role with Advocacy for All, a well-established advocacy charity?

We are looking for volunteers to work with us on our Touch Base project, a crisis alternatives services for adults living in Kent and Medway with a diagnosis of, or awaiting assessment for, autism/Asperger’s who have significant mental health needs. Together we enable individuals to have bigger voices and better lives by supporting them to stay well and out of mainstream mental health services.

Our Group Supporter Volunteers will work alongside our Peer Supporters and other staff in running valuable support groups for project members. These sessions provide essential social contact, peer advice, and a safe space in which to express.

Our Befriending Volunteers will work alongside our advocates and other staff in providing valuable and safe social interaction to individuals experiencing loneliness and isolation. You will be working in the community to meet project members in a relaxed and informal setting, acting as a friendly, professional, approachable contact point and a listening ear.

Please see below to download full job advert and job description.

Advert for Group Supporter Volunteers

Advert for Befriending Volunteers

If you would like to apply or have any questions about this role please email volunteering1@advocacyforall.org.uk for an application form. We will consider all applications as they come in.

We are now offering an exciting opportunity to join our busy friendly team of advocates as an RPR in South/South East London, supporting vulnerable individuals to ensure their voices are heard and their rights are upheld.

Volunteering

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 send back to Rachel Coates:

email: Rachel.Coates@advocacyforall.org.uk

address: Advocacy For All, The Civic Centre, St Mary’s Rd, Swanley BR8 7BU

volunteer application