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  • Circles Network - Advocates x2

    Created: 02/07/2021, Updated: 05/07/2021

    Post: Advocate

    Salary: £17,500 - £19,000

    Hours: 37.5 hours per week

    Contract: Fixed term contract until April 2023.

    Location: Fife

    Circles Network is looking for Advocates on a fixed-term contract in Fife.

    About the organisation:

    Circles Network is a UK wide voluntary organisation renowned for building inclusive communities on the foundations of justice, advocacy, empowerment, and friendships. Its mission is to support disable and disadvantaged people of all ages in transformational and empowering ways to live fulfilling and inclusive lives. Its work is organised into four key segments: Circles Equine, Circles Community, Circles Advocacy, and Circles Academy. The organisation is made up of dedicated and passionate individuals who are committed to delivering high-quality support and who include the value of inclusion at the heart of everything they do.

    About the Role:

    The aim of an Advocate (Carer) is to provide Individual Independent Professional Advocacy that:

    • Supports carers to understand the importance of Power of Attorney and seek access legal support.
    • Proactively supports unpaid carers to be prepared and avoid any future need for a Guardianship Order.
    • Enables carers to navigate the process should a Guardianship order is required.
    • Sign-posts unpaid carers to relevant local and national services and supports.
    • Encourages people to have a stronger voice, by supporting them to express their own needs and make their own decisions.
    • Aids carers access to information, explore and understand their options and to make their views and wishes known.
    • Connects carers across Fife together, offering information and support in relation to the benefits and importance of taking control of their caring situation

    Qualifications and Skills required:

    At least one year's experience of working with or alongside unpaid carers. Experience in and/or working knowledge of utilising person-centred approaches. An understanding of carer's rights and legislation. A good standard of education and training, preferably at degree level or equivalent.

    Desirable Criteria Knowledge and Understanding:

    An understanding of carers issues. Lived experience of an unpaid caring role. Due to the nature of the work Circles Network engages in, applications from individuals with a full UK driving license are desirable. Circles Network is an equal opportunities employer and operates a safer recruitment policy. If you are shortlisted for this role, you will be required to fill out an application form.

    For more information/to apply for this role, please click here.

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