Volunteer Self-Advocacy Group Supporter

Brighton and Hove Speak Out

Register your Interest

We are currently recruiting for a Volunteer Self-Advocacy Group Supporter to support people who come to the Link Group.

The Link Group is a group of approx. 6 – 8 people with learning disabilities and one Speak Out staff facilitator who meet every two weeks on a Tuesday morning. We work with the Learning Disability Partnership Board, a group of LD providers and BHCC decision makers, to represent the views of the learning disability community in Brighton and Hove. We run surveys and consultations with the LD community to get their views on local issues and policy, as well as working directly with Council teams to design good policy and deliver accessible events.

Skills

Commitment to equal opportunities

  • Good listening and observational skills to allow people with learning disabilities to speak up
  • To be non-judgmental and respectful towards people
  • A sense of fun and humour, and the willingness to try new things
  • Understand the need for confidentiality of independent advocacy
  • Ability to work independently, use initiative and remain calm in stressful situations
  • A willingness to develop skills, engage in supervision and undertake training as required
  • Basic IT skills that include Word, Outlook or similar.

Benefits

  • Engage directly with local and national policies and campaigns to make Brighton and Hove a better place to be a person with a learning disability
  • See positive outcomes for vulnerable and disadvantaged people as a direct result of your support
  • Access a range of free courses and training.

When do I need to be available?

Details Every other Tuesday, 10am - 12pm (but can be flexible)
Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Where does this role take place?

The Brighthelm Centre
North Road
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 1YD

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training