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Glasgow Fair Weekend

The office will be closed on Monday 16th July for the Glasgow Fair.

The office will be open as normal the rest of the week.

Recruiting – Business Director

Salary:           £36,227 – £38,016

Independent Advocacy is about everyone having a right to a voice and having that voice taken into account.  Under mental health legislation, people have a legal right of access to an advocacy service. With a value base embedded in equalities and human rights, The Advocacy Project, located in Glasgow, is a long established independent advocacy provider across West Central Scotland with over 26 years of experience.

The strategic aims of the organisation is to ensure that it delivers the best quality of advocacy it can to the people who need it the most. This means a dedication to learning and development at all levels within the organisation, from Modern Apprenticeship & CPD to our recently established Professional Practice award in Independent Advocacy, which in turn reflects an investment in its people with IIP accreditation at Silver standard and Healthy Working lives at Gold.

Due to the existing post holder relocating we now seek a Business Director who will oversee the effective and efficient management of the business. They will do this by leading and managing a staff team and infrastructure that supports operational functions while enabling opportunities for growth and development through innovative and creative areas of income generation. With a lead on finance and business management this is an integral role within the executive team.

The successful candidate will have skills and experience in business development and financial management, preferably with an equivalent qualification.

We are looking for an individual with a commitment and understanding of our value base and service provision, who can further develop the scope of the business and explore creative approaches to continue to grow and develop the organisation.

Please find the application pack below:

Business Director Job Description

Business Director – Application Form

Business Director – Person Specification

Closing date: 5pm Monday 30th July 2018.

Interviews will be held : 13th August 2018

This post is subject to PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) Scheme Membership

The Advocacy Project is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Scottish Charity No. SCO20564

Carers Week 2018

Carers Week 2018 will be taking place from 11th to 17th June. This year, the focus will be supporting carers to stay Healthy and Connected.

It is important that communities support carers to look after their loved ones well, but also recognise that carers are individual with health and well-being needs of their own.

Around 6.5 million people in the UK provide valuable unpaid support to family, children and friends, it is calculated that this saves the economy £132 Billion pounds per year. Every day in the UK 6,000 people take on a caring role. Finding out information about the services and rights that you may be entitled to can be a challenge. Here is some information on Carers Week which includes links to information and resources.

If you are in the South Lanarkshire area and are an adult caring for an adult with Mental Health issues we can also provide information on your rights and offer assistance accessing services. For more information on this service please contact us on 0141 420 0961.

For information in relation to this event, please click here.

We Are Recruiting!

We are looking for bright, dynamic individuals who are committed to the principles of equalities and human rights to join our team.

The Advocacy Project has over 25 years experience in empowering individuals to know their rights and be involved in decisions that affect their lives.

As a learning organisation, we are proud of the investment that we put into our staff and the opportunities provided to develop skills and talent within the workplace. We are now recruiting for the position of Trainee Advocacy Worker. The successful candidate will be offered a traineeship which includes a robust induction programme, and will receive work based learning and development to work towards completing the accredited Professional Practice Award in Independent Advocacy (SCQF rated level 7).

To apply please complete the application form below and email it to caroline@theadvocacyproject.org.uk or post it to The Advocacy Project, Cumbrae House, 15 Carlton Court, Glasgow, G5 9JP.

We do not accept CV’s.

The closing date is 25.06.18

We intend to hold interviews week beginning the 16.07.18

Job Description

Person Specification

Application Form


Dementia Awareness Week 2018

From 4th to 10th of June 2018 is Dementia Awareness week.

Dementia affects not only the lives of the people living with dementia, but also the lives of their loved ones. The Advocacy Project works with people with dementia to ensure that their voice is heard throughout decisions made regarding their care and treatment.

To learn more about this year’s Dementia Awareness Week please click here.

South Lanarkshire Carers Service – Upcoming Surgeries

As part of the new South Lanarkshire Carers Advocacy Service for adults caring for adults with mental health issues, we will be holding surgeries in South Lanarkshire.

We currently have some surgeries which will be taking place at South Lanarkshire Carers Network in Hamilton on 28th June, 26th July, 30th August between 10am and 1pm.

To arrange an appointment or find out more please contact The Advocacy Project on 0141 420 0961. We hope to arrange more surgeries soon and will post updates on this.

Spring Holiday

The office will be closed on the following days for the Spring Holidays:

Friday 25th May
Monday 28th May

We will be open as usual other than the days listed.

Scottish Learning Disability Week 2018

Scottish National Learning Disability Week will be held from 14th – 20th May and is hosted by the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability.

This year the theme is ‘My Generation’, and will focus on the experience’s of young people living with learning disabilities in Scotland. It also allows older people with learning disabilities to reflect upon how much Scotland has changed during their lifetime.

For more information, please click here.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 is taking place from 14th to 20th May.

This year the campaign, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, is focusing on stress. According to studies, two thirds of us experience a mental health issue at some point throughout our lives, and stress is a key factor in this.

Stress can affect our day to day lives, and if we try and address it, we can go a long way to tackle other mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. The campaign looks at ways in which we can reduce stress and improve our mental health.

For more information, please click here.

South Lanarkshire Carers Advocacy Service

We are now able to provide advocacy support to carers within the South Lanarkshire area.

This service is now available to adults aged 16 or over, who currently reside in South Lanarkshire, and are caring for adults with Mental Health Issues. As part of this service, we can offer meetings with people within their own homes or the most suitable venue for them.

For more information regarding this service or to make a referral, you can call us on 0141 420 0961 or email us at enquiry@theadvocacyproject.org.uk

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