Purpose of the role

The successful applicant will provide Business, HR administrative, and process support to the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and have the necessary experience to contribute towards the wider organisational Human Resources development in accordance with Advocacy Focus’ policies and procedures. The role will help to review, develop, and monitor all internal Business and HR administration processes and procedures, with an active role to play in developing an effective organisational infrastructure to support service provision in liaison with the Operations Director and Management Team.


Applicants must possess at least 2 years’ experience in Business admin and specifically HR admin. The post is full time, covering 37 hours per week and includes a competitive salary, childcare vouchers, flexible working hours, an employer contribution of 5% towards a pension on satisfactory completion following three months' service. Twenty-five days annual leave rising to thirty after five years continuous service.


Key tasks

  • To provide full administrative support and assistance to the SLT and provide support in managing diaries, appointments and associated travel.
  • Responsible for the development maintenance and monitoring of Advocacy Focus’ policies and procedures
  • To provide a strictly private and confidential personal assistant role to the Chief Executive Officer of Advocacy Focus.
  • To be responsible for the co-ordination of Team Meetings, arrange refreshments, seating, taking, and circulating minutes as required
  • To produce reports for the SLT as required and maintain accurate record keeping.

You can download the role description, application form, equal opportunities monitoring form and privacy notice below:

Please send the completed Application, Privacy Policy & Equal Opportunity Monitoring Forms to [email protected] to be considered for this role.

Alternatively you can post this to us at: Advocacy Focus, First Floor, The Old Tannery, Eastgate, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 6PW.

Please note that the salary advertised is for full time hours. If this post is less than 37 hours per week, the salary will be pro-rata.

This vacancy will close when sufficient applications have been received.  Therefore it is advised to complete your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application.

Please note, that shortlisting is completed anonymously with candidates being assessed against the essential criteria for the post.  Therefore only persons who can clearly demonstrate how they meet our person specification criteria in their application, will be short-listed.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application.

Advocacy Focus is committed to fighting racism and other forms of oppression and discrimination. We want to be a great employer for all our staff, regardless of their background or characteristics. We recognise that not everyone is the same and that different people will require different support to fulfill their potential. One thing we can do to work towards that goal is to ensure that our staff team is representative of the diverse communities across our service delivery areas. We particularly encourage applications from men, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those living with a physical or mental disability, and those from an ethnic minority background. 

Reasonable Adjustments: Support is available to candidates with disabilities when applying for vacancies. For more information on reasonable adjustments please contact our Recruitment Team by any of the following methods: 

By telephone 01254 958940

or email [email protected] 

or write to HR Team, Advocacy Focus, The Old Tannery, Eastgate, Accrington, BB5 6PW