Macmillan Advocacy Service Development Officer
Salary details: £21,500 (pro rata) - actual salary £8,600 pa 3% pension contribution
Responsible to: Partnership & Development Manager
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 36 months fixed term contract
Annual Leave: 30 days p/a plus bank holidays
In partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support, Citizens Advice Rotherham are developing a new Cancer Support Advocacy service, supporting patients in Rotherham who are newly diagnosed with cancer to access the service and receive one to one advocacy support to enable them to live with and beyond their cancer.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the development, implementation and roll out of the project. They will also recruit, train and support a team of volunteer advocates and line manage a part-time Development Officer who will support the Advocacy Service Manager in developing the service. Establishing links with key stakeholders will be crucial to ensure the service is well utilised and works collaboratively with existing NHS and Third Sector services.
We are looking for someone with: At least 2 years’ experience of advocacy service provision, experience in delivering or facilitating training, excellent face to face and written communication skills, ability to communicate formally and informally with key stakeholders at all levels e.g. senior managers, volunteers and the public. The ability to work independently and on own initiative with strong attention to detail and accuracy is essential.
Citizens Advice Rotherham is at an exciting point in our development. In the next year, we are also leading the development of a new third sector advice model to transform the way advice is given throughout Rotherham.
For an application pack please contact Melanie Mitchell by email at:
Please note we do not accept CVs
Closing date: Monday 23rd April 2018 at 9am
Interviews: 3rd/4th May 2018