Independent Advocate - Glasgow - BAR00413

Barnardo's Scotland

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Barnardo's Hear 4u - Children's Hearings Advocacy Service. We believe in children and our extensive range of projects and services across Scotland help to lift them out of all forms of poverty, abuse and discrimination. These services include our Hear 4u Advocacy Service.

In this key role you will provide an independent advocacy service for children and young people at all stages of their involvement in the Children's Hearing System. This service is delivered as part of the National Advocacy Service for the Children's Hearing System funded by the Scottish Government. We have the following opportunities available.

Alongside the delivery of advocacy you will also contribute to service promotion, development and evaluation. Experience of working directly with children, young people and families in a paid or voluntary setting will be essential, along with a sound understanding of child protection issues and a current driving license and access to a car for business purposes.

Experience of advocating on behalf of children and/or young people is desirable.

Posts are initially funded until 31st March 2021, extension subject to further funding agreement with the Scottish Government.

For further information please see the attached role profile and service information. 

 At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values


Recruitment of Ex-offenders Policy (Oct 2018).pdf (0.56 MB) Project Worker 1 - Job Description & Person Profile.pdf (80.21 KB) Additional Info Sheet - Hear 4 u Children's Hearing Advocacy.pdf (47.61 KB) Service Information _Hear 4 u.pdf (105.34 KB)

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