Advocacy Worker

Posted on 29 April, 2024

Job: Advocacy Worker for the Gypsy Roma and Traveller Advocacy Project

Hours: 18.5 hours/wk

Salary: £14.96 per hour

Location: Hybrid / Dorchester or other CACD office

Closing Date: 5pm 31st May 2024
Interview Date: W/C 10th June 2024

Citizens Advice Central Dorset requires an Advocacy Worker based in BCP.

The advocacy project is a new 5 year project funded through The National Lottery Community Fund.

The service will provide information advice and support to Gypsy Roma and Traveller (GRT) communities in Dorset and Bournemouth Christchurch Poole (BCP), both those living on sites, those living in the wider community, and those ‘on the road’ ie. passing through the area. It will also raise awareness of the issues faced by these communities.

The project is led by Citizens Advice Central Dorset working with two key delivery partners, Citizens Advice Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole and Kushti Bok, a Dorset-based charity, made up of Gypsies, Travellers and others which aims to give a voice to the Gypsies and Travellers of Dorset.

There will be a small team of advocacy workers employed by Citizens Advice. They will provide advice, information and support, including casework, to Gypsies and Travellers. This will include representing the interests of clients to statutory agencies and service providers and empowering members of the communities to develop a stronger voice.

The post requires experience of advice work within the voluntary sector (particularly in welfare benefits, debt, and housing) and a knowledge and understanding of the different Gypsy and Traveller communities within the UK and of the issues that affect their lives, either from a professional capacity or as part of the Travelling community.

For an informal conversation about this role contact Caroline Buxton: caroline.buxton@centralca.org.uk or call 01305 595804

You can find the application form and further details here: https://centraldorsetca.org.uk/work-with-us

Closing Date: 5pm 31st May 2024

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