Area Manager - Swan Advocacy South Gloucestershire and BaNES

Swan Advocacy
£27,273.78 - £29,802.79
Contract Type: 
Full Time
37 hours per week, flexible working patterns available
Details of Role: 

Interviews will be held on Monday 29 July and/or Thursday 1 August in Taunton, TA2 6HB.  Please be available on both dates.

To manage and take responsibility for advocacy services contracted to local authorities in South Gloucestershire, BaNES and parts of Bristol.

As Area Manager you will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of advocacy service contracts which work with vulnerable adults. Advocacy disciplines include IMHA, IMCA, Care Act and IHCA. Services are expected to work to agreed advocacy principles and meet the requirements of local authority funding.

You will be responsible for a team of approximately 16 with direct line management responsibility for 3 or 4 Team Leaders. In the absence of a team leader you will be expected to directly manage the teams and therefore need to have, or quickly acquire, a working understanding of the advocacy disciplines and their legislative frameworks.

We’re looking for someone with energy and enthusiasm, proven experience of managing teams, a passion for delivering excellent services and a commitment to the belief that everyone has a right to be heard, have choice and control, to be safe from harm and to live the life they choose

Experience, Skills, Knowledge:

  • Experience of people management
  • Experience of delivering advocacy or related health & social care services
  • Ability to lead and develop team leaders and front line advocates
  • Effective individual and team case load management
  • Willing and able to deal with management issues as they arise
  • An enquiring mind and the ability to quickly absorb and understand new information, new service types or advocacy disciplines and new ways of working
  • Experience of managing work priorities and delivering on agreed deadlines
  • Understanding the need for flexibility, change and quick decision making within the work place


For further information contact Joanne Burrows at


Closing Date: 
Friday, 26 July, 2019 - 12:00
How to Apply: 

Send CV and covering letter to

Contact Person: 
Joanne Burrows
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
01823 240509
Postal Address: 
Hipoint Thomas Street Taunton TA2 6HB