Advocate

Location
Leicester, Leicestershire
Salary
£12,207 actual per annum
Posted
11 Mar 2019
Closes
21 Mar 2019
Ref
225697074
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

Advocate

Reference number: VAC16030

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

About the role

We are looking for a well-motivated person to join our team who can provide Care Act Advocacy as well as Independent Advocacy to support people living with dementia and their carers in Leicester City. The successful candidate will need to have an understanding of the principles of advocacy and be able to represent the views, feelings, values and beliefs of the people that you are supporting and ensuring that their rights are protected also.

About you

Excellent communication skills are a must, you will need to either possess a Diploma in Health & Social Care (Adults) – Learning disability, Dementia & General Pathways (previously NVQ level 3) and /or Social Care or equivalent qualification and experience and have or will be willing to work towards the National Advocacy Qualification. We are looking for someone with the right mix of enthusiasm, professionalism and someone who can manage their time effectively is a must. If you have the passion for supporting people affected by dementia and their carers, then we would love to hear from you.

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely. All contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society. 

You can also visit our Working for Us pages, which give you more information about what it’s like to be an employee at the Society.

Additional Information

Job description

Values & behaviours

Job application guidance

If you’re experiencing problems applying for this role please contact recruitment@alzheimers.org.uk.

Alzheimer’s Society embraces diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of our people. We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do.

Please note: Some of our roles may require a criminal records check. You can find our policy here