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As Investors in People we are committed to the satisfaction, development and wellbeing of our people. We know that we need to provide our staff with the most supportive environment to ensure that they are able to provide and extend such a high level of support to our service users.

All of our staff have access to relevant training and opportunities to develop and progress within our team. Our Health and Wellbeing Policy also puts employees' physical and mental health at the heart of our business and all of our team members have access to a company counsellor should they need it. 

If you're looking for a rewarding role with heaps of support and personal development, then a career with Advocacy Focus is for you.

Current Vacancies

Business Development Manager

The Business Development Manager will be responsible for all Business Development activity including the bid writing and tendering process, with the objective of increasing income through the acquisition of local authority and private contracts.

Main responsibilities - To secure income from corporates, donors, and trusts/foundations to further develop the services provided by the charity and support the expansion of its charitable activities. To support organisational growth, financial stability, and business plan goals.

The post is full time, covering 37 hours per week and includes a competitive salary plus target based incentives, child care vouchers, flexible working hours, an employer contribution of 5% towards a pension on satisfactory completion of probation period, plus 25 days annual leave rising to 30 after five years’ continuous service.

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

Please send the completed Application and Equal Opportunity Monitoring Forms to [email protected] by 12th October 2017 to be considered for this role. Previous applicants need not apply.

Alternatively you can fax this to (01254) 898898 or post this to us at: Advocacy Focus, First Floor, The Old Tannery, Eastgate, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 6PW

The closing date for applications is Thursday 12th October 2017 at 10.00am.

Although we would like to acknowledge each returned application, as a registered charity, we would prefer to avoid the costs this would incur. Therefore if you have not received a letter by Thursday 26th October 2017, please assume you have not been short-listed for an interview.

Thank you for your interest.

Independent Advocate - Rule 3a Representative

Advocacy Focus is looking to recruit an Independent Advocate to act in the role of a Rule 3a representative. The suitable candidate will provide independent advocacy support to residents in Bradford and will be trained to support people who lack capacity and require their deprivation of liberty authorised.

The rule 3a representative will express the person’s wishes and feelings around their care and support plan and any restriction put in place by the local authority.  The advocate will represent this view to the Local authority and the Court of protection to ensure they are fully aware of the person’s feelings and wishes. In line with current case law RE: VE - Rule 3A representatives.

The post is part time, covering 30 hours per week and includes a competitive salary, child care vouchers, flexible working hours, an employer contribution of 5% towards a pension on satisfactory completion following three months' service, twenty five days annual leave.

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

Please send the completed Application and Equal Opportunity Monitoring Forms to [email protected] by 23rd October 2017 to be considered for this role. Previous applicants need not apply.

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

The closing date for applications is Monday 23rd October 2017 at 12.00pm.

Although we would like to acknowledge each returned application, as a registered charity, we would prefer to avoid the costs this would incur. Therefore if you have not received a letter by Monday 6th November 2017, please assume you have not been short-listed for an interview.

Thank you for your interest.