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’.

Croydon People First

The Director of Croydon People First is a person with a learning disability. She requires a Supporter to provide 17 hours a week 1:1 support, funded through the Government’s Access to Work scheme. If you would like more details on how to apply please click on the link here.

Touch Base Project (Kent and Medway)

We are currently seeking committed individuals, who are passionate about supporting those with mental health needs and autism/Asperger’s. This exciting opportunity would see you join our Touch Base team and play pivotal roles in the development of crisis alternatives services

Crisis Alternatives Peer Supporter

Salary: £1213.21 per annum actual

Hours: 10 hours per month

Reporting to: Crisis Alternatives Coordinator

Based: Faversham, Kent

Summary:

We are looking for an empathetic and creative team member, with lived experience of autism/Asperger’s, to join this exciting service. The Touch Base Project supports adults living in Kent & Medway who have a diagnosis of, or are awaiting assessment for, autism/Asperger’s and who are approaching a mental health crisis. Working alongside other Peer Supporters and our team of Advocates, you will design and run a wellbeing group for project members. Training and support will be provided. You will be matched by shared interests with individuals who require provision and want more regular social contact with others. Please see below to download full job advert and job description.

Advert – Crisis Alternatives Peer Supporter – Touch Base Project

Job Description For Crisis Alternatives Peer Supporter

To apply for this role please email CV and cover letter to recruitment@advocacyforall.org.uk by the deadline of 12pm on Friday 17th December.

We will invite all suitable candidates who submit CV applications to then complete an application form. Interviews will be scheduled as and when we receive completed application forms.

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