Vacancy: Universal Advocate

Starting at NJC Scale Point 12, £21,589 pa / pro rata

1 x 37 hours per week – Touchstone
1 x 18.5 – 30 hours per week – Touchstone
1x 37 hours per week (fixed point, pay award pending) – Advonet


ASK4Advocacy is an exciting new advocacy service that provides statutory and non-statutory advocacy services across the District of Kirklees. The service is a partnership between Touchstone and Advonet bringing together a wide range of skills, knowledge and expertise across the voluntary sector as well as tremendous personal development opportunities for the right candidates.

We are looking to recruit three new advocates to join our experienced and dedicated team based in Dewsbury. Two of the posts are employed directly by Touchstone and one is employed directly by Advonet; all roles are based in Kirklees. We are particularly keen to hear from candidates with experience of Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) or mental health, NHS complaints advocacy, Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA), and/or the ability to speak Punjabi, Urdu, or Gujarati.

For further information please call David Rosser or Kevin Speakman on 01924 460211.

Please Click Here to Download the Application Pack

Closing Date:  15 December 2019 

Interview Date:  WC 6 January 2019

Touchstone is an equal opportunities organisation, a Trans Positive employer and applications are welcome from all sections of the community, particularly LGBT communities and/or people with disabilities who are under-represented within Touchstone.  Application forms and further details can be obtained by going to our website at or writing to: Touchstone, Touchstone House, 2-4 Middleton, Crescent, LEEDS, LS11 6JU (quoting the reference) or by e-mailing  Please return all completed applications to either the email or postal address.

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