Advocate (NI)

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Community Based

Salary: £20,363 - £21,603 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 21 October 2021

Interview Date: Planned for 22 October 2021 but subject to change

Contact: Barry Smyth Area Manager - barry.smyth@alzheimers.org.uk - 07703886967

Advocate (NI)

Reference number: VAC2566

Area role covers: South Eastern (Northern Ireland)

Office location: Community based/home working

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

Our advocates enable people with dementia and those who care for them to have a voice in the decisions made regarding the provision of personal health and social care services to meet their individual needs. The successful candidate will provide advocacy support within the community throughout the South Eastern Trust area.  

About you

We are looking for an individual with a strong understanding of dementia as well as an understanding of the principles of advocacy and the rights of people with dementia and their carers.

Your ability to assess client needs along with the understanding of the need for client confidentially is essential to providing a valuable and worthwhile service. You will be highly skilled in communicating (orally and in writing) and engaging with internal and external stakeholders.

To be successful in this role you will have to be a proactive individual with excellent organisational and time management skills so you can manage your caseload of clients effectively.

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.

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Please note, that for home-working roles, we require a reliable WiFi connection and a minimum 10Mb/s broadband. For our home-working employees, we currently offer a home-working allowance of £16 pounds a month (full-time).

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.

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