Iaith Gwaith Cymraeg

Vacancies

Working at Advocacy Support Cymru provides you with the opportunity to make a difference. We offer a comfortable working environment within a supportive team culture.

We look forward to receiving your application and meeting you if successful in shortlisting.

COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE (SWANSEA BASED)

Are you passionate about promoting empowerment and self-determination?

Can you uphold equal opportunities, equality and diversity?

Do you have experience with supporting people to access their rights?

About Us

Advocacy Support Cymru (ASC) is a registered charity with offices in Cardiff and Swansea.  We provide Independent Mental Health and Mental Capacity Advocacy Services across most of South Wales, employing 44 employees.

About you

You will have significant experience working with vulnerable adults and/or children, either within health or social care setting, or indirectly, for example as a carer. You will understand and have experience of working effectively in an intra-agency context with Health and Social Care Professionals.

Previous direct experience in the role would be preferred but training will be provided.

COMMUNITY ADVOCATE VACANCY (SWANSEA)

As a Community Mental Health Advocate (CMHA), your role would be to ensure that your clients views and opinions were being heard and considered, by professionals involved in their care and treatment. CMHA seek to empower their clients, informing them of their legal rights and supporting them to advocate for themselves where possible.

At ASC we provide a Community Advocacy service to people in the area who are receiving services from Community Mental Health Teams, Tier 2 services or above, or who qualify for a fast track assessment under Part 3 of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010.

This is a permanent part time role at 24 hours per week. The salary band for the role is £22,127 to £24,360 FTE (pro rata).

Essential Information

All successful candidates will require an enhanced DBS check.

You must be able to drive and have access to a car during the working week.

Closing Date: - 5pm, 6th June 2022.

Only successful candidates will be contacted for interview.  Interviews will be conducted in English.

To apply, please send your CV and Covering Letter to Fbegum@ascymru.org.uk. The Covering Letter should outline how your knowledge, skills and experience meet the criteria required for this role (as outlined in the Personal Specification).

You can find the full Job Description and Personal Specification on our website at www.ascymru.org.uk/about/vacancies.

No Agencies Please.        

 

INDEPENDENT MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE VACANCY (SOUTH WALES BASED)

Are you passionate about promoting empowerment and self-determination?

Can you uphold equal opportunities, equality and diversity?

Do you have experience with supporting people to access their rights?

About Us

Advocacy Support Cymru (ASC) is a registered charity with offices in Cardiff and Swansea.  We provide Independent Mental Health and Mental Capacity Advocacy Services across most of South Wales, employing 44 employees.

About you

You will have significant experience working with vulnerable adults and/or children, either within health or social care setting, or indirectly, for example as a carer. You will understand and have experience of working effectively in an intra-agency context with Health and Social Care Professionals.

Previous direct experience in the role would be preferred but training will be provided.

To provide an Independent Mental Health Advocacy Service to Welsh Qualifying Patients in hospitals and registered settings as required by the Mental Health Act 1983 (2007 Amendment) and the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010.

The FTE salary band for the role is £23,548 to £27,811 based on a 37-hour week.  This is a permanent part time post working 32 hours a week.

Essential Information

All successful candidates will require an enhanced DBS check.

You must be able to drive and have access to a car during the working week. The post holder is required to travel around South Wales covering Cardiff, Swansea, Cwm Taff and Gwent as and when needed. 

Closing Date: - 26th May 2022.

To apply, please send your CV and Covering Letter to Fbegum@ascymru.org.uk. The Covering Letter should outline how your knowledge, skills and experience meet the criteria required for this role (as outlined in the Personal Specification). Please find full Job Description and Personal Specification below.

Only successful candidates will be contacted for interview.  Interviews will be conducted in English. No Agencies Please.   

INDEPENDENT MENTAL CAPACITY ADVOCATE (SOUTH EAST WALES BASED)

Are you passionate about promoting empowerment and self-determination?

Can you uphold equal opportunities, equality and diversity?

Do you have experience with supporting people to access their rights?

About Us

Advocacy Support Cymru (ASC) is a registered charity with offices in Cardiff and Swansea.  We provide Independent Mental Health and Mental Capacity Advocacy Services across most of South Wales, employing 46 employees.

About the role

The post holder will provide support to clients who lack capacity and to implement the safeguards of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 or the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. They will provide non-instructed advocacy (NIA) support to people who lack capacity to make specific decisions and who have no-one else to support them. The successful candidate will travel efficiently and effectively within the Advocacy Support Cymru area of operation. Occasional Saturday working on a rota basis will be required.

About you

You will have significant experience working with vulnerable adults and/or children, either within health or social care setting, or indirectly, for example as a carer. You will understand and have experience of working effectively in an intra-agency context with Health and Social Care Professionals. Knowledge of the role of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate as defined in the Mental Capacity Act 2005 is essential.

Previous direct experience in the role would be preferred but training will be provided.

Essential Information

The salary band for the role is £23,548 to £27,811, based on a 37 hour week.

This post is for 37 hours a week and is based in our Cardiff office in St Mellons.

You must be able to drive and have access to a car during the working week. The post holder is required to travel around South East Wales, and all areas within CWM Taf Morgannwg UHB, Cardiff and Vale UHB and Aneurin Bevan UHB.

All successful candidates will require an enhanced DBS check.

Closing Date: - 5pm, 25 May 2022.

Only successful candidates will be contacted for interview. Interviews will be conducted in English.

To apply, please send your CV and Covering Letter to Fbegum@ascymru.org.uk. The Covering Letter should outline how your knowledge, skills and experience meet the criteria required for this role (as outlined in the Personal Specification).

You can find the full Job Description and Personal Specification on our website at www.ascymru.org.uk/about/vacancies.

No Agencies Please.      

 

Trustee Vacancies

Advocacy Support Cymru (ASC) is a registered charity with offices in Llandarcy and Cardiff. ASC provides statutory independent mental health and mental capacity advocacy across much of South Wales and currently employ 46 staff and has an annual turnover of £1.5m.

This is a non-salaried position however expenses are paid. 

The Charity Commissions 6 key duties of a Charity Trustee: 

1. Ensure the charity is carrying out its purpose for the public benefit

2. Comply with the Charity's governing document and the law

3. Act in the Charity's best interests

4. Manage the Charity's resources responsibly

5. Act with reasonable care and skill

6. Ensure that the Charity is accountable

With respect to the above, you will be expected to play an important role in the governance of the organisation, the maintenance of a vital and healthy organisational culture and the business development of the organisation as a whole in a highly competitive specialist field. 

Interviews will take place at our Cardiff Office:

Charterhouse 1, Links Business Park, Fortran Road, St Mellons, Cardiff, CF3 0LT.

A Document Pack is available to download below which includes:

ASC Trustee Information Pack

ASC Trustee Application Form

 

Deadline:  For those interested in taking on this exciting opportunity and possess the skills required, please forward your application as soon as possible.

There is no fixed deadline as we are always on the lookout for energetic and motivated Trustees to join our Board.

However, we do have vacancies to actively fill at the moment. 

 

We look forward to hearing from you.