• Job Title: Citizen Advocacy Volunteer Coordinator
  • Salary: £23,462 per annum, pro rata for part-time working
  • Hours: Part-time, 25 hours per week (including some evening and weekend hours)
  • Fixed term contract to: March 2022
  • Closing date: Friday 31stJanuary at 12:00pm
  • Interviews to be held on: Wednesday 12thFebruary

Citizen Advocacy is a partnership between two people, a volunteer and a person with learning difficulties who needs advocacy support. It is often a longer-term commitment where an advocacy relationship can grow.  A Citizen Advocate is a person who volunteers to speak up for and support an advocacy partner and is not paid to do so.

The coordinator’s role is to create and support relationships between an advocate and partner. This post will involve managing, supporting and developing the existing volunteer team, recruiting new volunteers and collaborating with the Advonet management team and Asking You! Manager to develop volunteer opportunities. There will be some evening working and the occasional Saturday as you will be supporting our volunteers, many of whom hold full-time jobs.

We are looking for someone with both a good understanding of the issues facing people with learning disabilities, a passion for advocacy and a good appreciation of volunteering to bring enthusiasm and a fresh pair of eyes to this project.

To apply for this role, please complete the Advonet Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, which can be found on the links below along with additional information about the role (CVs will not be accepted).

The recruitment panel includes a person who uses the service. They will be involved at the short-listing stage. In order to help the whole panel get as much as possible from your application form please make your application form as accessible as you can.

If you would like more information or an informal chat about the post, please call on 0113 244 0606 and ask to speak to Claire Nixson or email claire.nixson@advonet.org.uk.

Posted in Jobs on Jan 21, 2020

Our Vision

The Community Matters vision is to provide a sustainable and effective "hub" of learning, support, advice and guidance, enabling local communities and organisations to grow and achieve through the provision of a high quality service.

We do this in a number of ways through our various projects which at the moment concentrate on working with children, young people and families. But not exclusively. We are able to provide training, learning opportunities and business related advice, guidance and information to individuals and organisations.