We’re recruiting for a Relevant Person’s Representative to join the Northumberland Independent Advocacy Service team.

  • Do you have excellent listening and communication skills?
  • Do you enjoy working independently and as part of a team?
  • Do you enjoy meeting people?

 If you have answered ‘Yes’ to the above questions, then we would love to hear from you.


Hours: Part-time (22.5 hours per week over three days)

Location: Based in Pegswood with some working from home and working flexibly throughout Northumberland

Accountable to: Project Lead and Director

Rate of pay: £23,595 per annum pro rata (actual £14,157)

Contract: Permanent (subject to funding & legislation)

Benefits: 25 days annual leave plus statutory holidays pro rata (actual 15 days)


Training will be provided for the role and personal development support will be provided.  An enhanced DBS check will be required for this post. 

Closing date for applications: 5.00pm Monday 29 August 2022.

Interviews will take place in Hexham on Tuesday 6 September 2022.


The individual job descriptions and person specifications, along with the application form, can be found on the website: https://bit.ly/RPRVacancyAug22

22 hrs/week

£9.88/hr: £19,007 pro rata (Spinal Point 2)

Closing date: 22/08/2022 at 12 noon

Start date: asap (with DBS clearance)


Imaginative and creative Life Skills Coach needed as soon as possible at our Day Centre in Acomb, NE46 4SA.

We are looking for someone with a range of skills and interests who can share these with adults with learning disability to develop their life and employment skills. We particularly welcome applicants with a passion for health and exercise, creative and performing arts, gardening, cooking, metal/woodwork, DIY and crafting.

Journey is a local charity providing day services to help adults with learning disability develop life skills and employment skills. You will be part of small friendly team working across the north east region from our four daycentres.

Contact 01434 608118 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.journeyenterprises.co.uk



Blyth & Newcastle

37 hrs/week


Closing date: 19/08/2022 at 12 noon 

We are looking for a Life Skills Coach & I Can be Canny Coach for our exciting new programme, I Can be Canny. The Programme, generously funded by the Santander UK Foundation, is aimed at supporting adults with learning disabilities to gain digital (IT) and money skills.

The role is for 37 hours/week at our Newcastle Hub (NE3 3RY) and our Blyth Hub (NE24 1LL). Working hours: 08.30 – 16.30 Monday to Thursday, 08.30 - 16.00 Friday. 

Applications must be made on our standard application form, available here

Please contact Jo Bramley, Business Support Manager T 01434 608118 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Salary: SP7 – 8 £27,481 - £28,455 + contributory pension

Hours: 37 hrs/week

Location: Acomb NE46 4SA

Closing: 19/08/2022 at 12 noon

Start date: as soon as possible (with DBS clearance) 

Journey Enterprises works across the northeast providing day services to enable people with complex needs to develop life and employment skills. We work in a Positive Behaviour, person-centred approach, both at our COVID-safe Hubs and through our busy outreach programme. 

Our team of Hub Managers are each responsible for a day centre site, Staff and our services locally. Leading a Staff Team, you will inspire your colleagues to deliver first-class services for people with learning disability both at our day centre at Network House, Acomb, and in our busy outreach programme. Hub Managers are our public face externally and you will have a key role promoting the Charity, working with Care Managers and building our fundraising and enterprise locally. 

If you have the skills and a passion for working with people with learning disability and would like join our friendly team contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., T 01434 608118 or visit www.journeyenterprises.co.uk

Full Time Salary £31,681 to £32,592 per annum

(pro rata for part time hours)

30 or 37 hours per week



Connected Voice is looking to appoint a Senior Advocacy Coordinator for its award winning advocacy service.


When you join our team you can expect flexible and blended working, 29 days holiday per annum plus additional leave between Christmas and New Year (pro rata for part time hours), Scottish Widows pension scheme up to 5% employer and employee contribution, enhanced sickness benefit, life insurance, a Cash Health Plan, Bike to Work scheme and Corporate Metro Pass scheme.


The Connected Voice Advocacy Service supports people in vulnerable circumstances to be aware of their rights and available choices; make informed decisions; have their voice heard; participate fully in decisions; and gain the skills to self-advocate where appropriate.


We provide Community Advocacy services, Health and Care Advocacy, Hate Crime Advocacy, Families in Crisis Advocacy, Refugee and Asylum Seekers advocacy, a full range of statutory advocacy roles (IMHA, IMCA, Care Act and RPR) and individually funded spot contracts.


The Senior Advocacy Coordinator will assist the Advocacy Manager in the running and development of the advocacy service, to ensure compliance in the delivery of contracts and provide direct advocacy (carrying caseload) that may include both community and statutory advocacy and also the line management and supervision of advocacy coordinators.  You will be able to lead within project teams for the day to day management of cases, provide support for complex practice issues including risk management and safeguarding.


You should have experience of advocacy work, managing and coordinating services, supervising staff, setting priorities, communicating and working sensitively with people with mental, physical and learning disabilities.


To have an informal chat about the role, please contact Jane Kingston, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


You can download an application pack from www.connectedvoice.org.uk


(Please note that CVs will not be accepted)


Closing date for receipt of application forms is 12 noon on Monday 5 September 2022

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 14 September 2022


Connected Voice is an equal opportunities employer.


Registered charity:               1125877

Company registration:         6681475

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