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Financial Inclusion Advocate
Lewisham Speaking Up
  • Salary £28,000 per annum (FTE) depending on experience
  • Location SE8, London
  • Job Type Permanent, Part-time
  • Category Finance , Advocacy
  • Sectors Disability
  • Job Reference : LSUFIA21

Job Description

Lewisham Speaking Up, the independent advocacy charity for and led by people with learning disabilities based in Lewisham, has a brand new role for a Financial Inclusion Advocate.

The person we seek will have considerable experience of supporting and empowering vulnerable people, including people with learning disabilities. They will join our 1-2-1 advocacy team.

The successful candidate will:

  • be an experienced Advocate who has a proven track record of working in the third sector and preferably with an Advocacy organisation. An Advocacy Qualification would be welcomed, but is not essential.
  • have experience of carrying a caseload of 1-2-1 advocacy cases, getting people’s voices heard and supporting people to speak up for themselves.
  • be aware of relevant legislation needed for advocating for people with learning disabilities 
  • have had considerable experience of advocating for people who have finance problems: this should include benefits, debt, budgeting, and issues with paying bills.
  • be compassionate, hardworking, committed, and who can work with minimal supervision.
  • need to manage a small group of volunteers, who will support people with budgeting.

This role provides an exciting and rewarding challenge within a supportive team, who share a strong belief and enthusiasm for independent advocacy and our work.

Closing date: Wednesday 31 March at 5pm

Interview date: early April 2021

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.