Self-Employed Advocate

We are recruiting self-employed advocates to provide independent and confidential advocacy on behalf of NYAS to children, young people and adults in a variety of settings such as children’s homes, schools, secure units etc.

NYAS
Closing Date: 19 February 2024

Summary:

We are recruiting self-employed advocates to provide independent and confidential advocacy on behalf of NYAS to children, young people and adults in a variety of settings such as children’s homes, schools, secure units etc.

About Us:

As an established leading rights-based charity, NYAS (National Youth Advocacy Service) is well positioned to ensure that children, young people, and adults across England and Wales are fully respected, represented, and supported in expressing their views and having their rights upheld.

We work with care-experienced children, young people, and adults who are often reliant on statutory services suffering the negative impact of the cuts in public expenditure. Our combination of social care and legal services places us in a unique position to ensure that they receive the services they need and that their voices are heard.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment which means NYAS welcomes applications from all individuals regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or belief, or any other protected characteristic.

NYAS is proud to share that we are a Disability Confident Employer and we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies.

Work with us to help change young lives.

Job Role:

Your role will enable them to ensure their voices are heard within decision-making processes that effect their lives. You will do this by listening to what they want and by informing them of their rights to get their wishes and feeling heard.

To be considered you must have significant experience of direct work with children, young people or adults in a related setting.

For more information, please view the attached contract delivery specification below.

If you would like to discuss the role prior to applying, please contact recruitment@nyas.net

Additional Information:

Salary: £16 per hour

Location: Swansea Neath Port Talbot

Hours: Variable – Evenings and weekends may be required, in line with service user availability. There is no obligation to accept
referrals, which may be consigned to other qualified and NYAS-registered self employed advocates

Contract: Paid sessionally at the agreed rate for advocacy and dependent upon the rate agreed by NYAS in contract with a local authority or other agency. This is a self employed role and individuals are responsible for the accurate recording and reporting of their own earnings to the HMRC.

Closing date: 19th February 2024

Download the recruitment pack

To Apply:

To apply please click on the Apply for Job button below.

Note for candidates – when completing the application form, it is important that you refer to the person specification within the contract delivery specification and detail how you can evidence the criteria.

NB: As part of the recruitment process to become a Self-Employed Advocate with NYAS, all candidates who have been successfully interviewed and completed our safer recruitment process will be required to attend and complete accredited Advocacy training. This is a recognised qualification across this sector.

NYAS Cymru is an equal opportunities, family friendly and culturally sensitive employer and we welcome applications from under-represented groups

NYAS provides this training at a significantly reduced rate for self-employed advocates. Further details are discussed at interview.

You will also be required to complete annual safeguarding and compliance including, Personal Safety, Data Protection, Information Security, Safeguarding and Equality and Diversity. You will be able to subscribe to an e-learning platform provided by NYAS. The platform will provide you with the opportunity to undertake a number of other professional courses that you can complete in your own time to maintain your own CPD. You can do this on the e-learning platform at a significantly reduced cost compared to undertaking each course individually with different providers.

NYAS operates robust safe procedures to ensure the protection of the children, young people and adults at risk we work with. To comply with NYAS’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, references and a Digital Risk Assessment.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early once we receive a high number of applications.

If you experience any difficulties with accessing the link to apply please email bev@charityjobfinder.co.uk

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early once we receive a high number of applications.



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