Advocacy Services Manager

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  • Location: Headington, Oxford
  • Salary: 28000.00-28000.00 Per Year
  • Type: Contract - Full Time
  • Added: Jan 22, 2019

Are you looking for an exciting new challenge? If so we are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic individual who is looking to build their skills and drive forward the next exciting stage of our organisation. If you are well organised, confident and a team player please apply for our Advocacy Services Manager role.

JOB PURPOSE
We are passionate about empowering disadvantaged and marginalised Oxfordshire adults to have their voices heard and their rights asserted. Our advocates enable disadvantaged and marginalised individuals to have a greater involvement in decisions that affect them.

Our Community Advocacy service has been running since 1996 and offers both telephone advocacy and face-to-face advocacy delivered by up to 35 specially trained volunteer advocates for 1-2 hours per week for up to 6 months per partnership. Each year we support over 265 Oxfordshire adults, who we refer to as our “clients” on issues including mental and physical health, housing, benefits and access to services.

The Advocacy Service Manager will have overall responsibility for the Community Advocacy service with a total budget of £50,000 including salary costs. These responsibilities include service promotion, receiving referrals and assessing eligibility, providing telephone advocacy, matching our partners with volunteer advocates for face-to-face advocacy, recruiting, training and supervising volunteers, raising safeguarding concerns when needed and also monitoring and evaluating the service. The Advocacy Service Manager will also have responsibility for the managing the Big Lottery funded Appointment Buddies project.

Monitoring and reporting to funders is an essential part of this role together with ensuring that the services offered by us are promoted and new areas of service growth identified together with the ability to generate further income and fundraise for the organisation.

The Advocacy Service Manager will be responsible for maintaining good relationships with funders and be able to confidently report to the Board of Trustees.

Contract type - Fixed term for 1 year with possibility of extention.
Hours - Full time or Part time 28 hours considered.

Please apply using our application form

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