Job Description

NYAS is the leading provider of advocacy and associated service across the UK. NYAS shares the opinion that every child or young person experiencing care should have the same chance to live happy, healthy and rewarding lives as their peers.

If you are looking for a rewarding role with an organisation that makes a difference to young people’s lives, we want to hear from you.

We are looking to recruit 5 x Independent Professional Advocates to provide independent and confidential advocacy to parents with children under the age of 18 years across Pan Gwent. You will have direct responsibility for a case load and will enable parents to make effective use of policies or complaints procedures by providing information, support and advice.

In your application, you will need to evidence, using specific examples, how your skills and experience meet the criteria laid out in the person specification, within the job description on our website..

Requirements include:

  • A recognised professional qualification which evidences direct involvement with children/ young people and/or families and vulnerable adults
    Experience and understanding of child/vulnerable adult safeguarding procedures
    Ability to communicate effectively and to a high standard both orally and in writing, particularly with service users.
    Knowledge of the legislation and policy for relevant service users and the accompanying guidance and regulation.

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In return for joining NYAS you will receive the following benefits:

  • 6 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing to 30 days after 5 years
    Company sick pay
    Health care plan
    Salary sacrifice pension contributions
    Learning and development opportunities
    Cycle to work scheme

Note for candidates – when completing the application form, it is important that you refer to the person specification within the job description and detail how you can evidence the criteria.

NYAS operates robust safe procedures to ensure the protection of the children, young people and adults at risk we work with. To comply with NYAS’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, references and a Digital Risk Assessment.

NYAS is an equal opportunities employer

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early once we receive a high number of applications