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Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service

Charity registered in Scotland SC036075

We are a value based organisation focused on delivering issue based advocacy that is independent, confidential and accessible to all who experience vulnerability.

We support and promote the development of high standards and principles in independent advocacy at a local and a national level, in partnership with, and independently of, other organisations.

We defend the rights of those in most need to services and to inclusion in the planning of those services, and we work towards empowering them to take part, and also influence service providers to listen to those that use their services.

Current opportunities

The role is to provide Advocacy to vulnerable people across Dumfries & Galloway. To both empower and enable clients to be heard and to take as much control of their situation as is possible. Being an Advocate involves listening and making sure the client's thoughts and wishes are understood and that the clients voice is heard. It is about the client being in control of their own situation. As well as face-to-face client meetings there will be a requirement for updates about the progression of the clients case. These can be either hand written or electronic, full training will be given. You will also be required to attend meetings with the client and source information to allow the person to make informed choices. You will make a difference to other people's lives; develop new skills and meet new people and you will work alongside a small friendly team.

To organise fundraising events across the region, contribute new ideas for fundraising and to raise awareness of our work, aims and goals. To research and find funding opportunities that fit our organisations goals and aims. To fill out necessary applications for those funding opportunities where possible. Events Fundraiser- Previous experience of organising fundraising events would be beneficial, but not essential. For the funding role, previous experience of finding funding opportunities relevant to the organisations needs would be beneficial. The ability to read and assimilate information, then to complete forms Online or hard copy. Ability to work within a charitable environment. Excellent written skills with the ability to produce concise and creative bids and a high standard of computer literacy along with meticulous attention to detail.