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Independent Advocacy awarded QPM standard

QPM

 

Independent Advocacy is very pleased to have achieved the QPM award. It recognises our aim to maintain the highest standards in enabling vulnerable people to have a voice in expressing their aspirations and needs. We are looking forward to increasingly exploring innovative approaches for delivering advocacy and well-being services in the future, in partnership with service users and commissioners”. Margaret Street, CEO Chief Executive

 

Many of the people we work with are dealing with complex problems whilst managing significant disabilities or mental well-being issues and the QPM provides a sound framework to our enabling work with vulnerable people”  Peter Smith, Advocacy Services Manager


Voluntary Trustees needed

Do you have Expertise in Human Resources Management?

Do you have just a few hours (approximately 35 hours per year) to volunteer as a Trustee with an exciting and forward looking charity?

If so, please read on!

Independent Advocacy is a well-respected regional charity, operating primarily in Warwickshire and the Midlands. We are currently looking at exciting new ways to expand our activities.

We specialise in working alongside people with physical and learning disabilities, people who may require support with their mental health and older people. Our aim is to ensure that their voices are heard in defining the outcomes they want to achieve to underpin a great quality of life. Our advocates and wider team help people have choice and influence in maintaining their well-being.

Our services include:

  • Advocacy
  • Appointeeship
  • Parental Support for Child Protection
  • Support Work - providing practical help for people in the community

This is a voluntary position and we are looking for someone who is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, who would be willing to join us as a Co-opted Trustee to our Board and Human Resources sub–Committee.

Time Commitment:

Our Board meets 6 times per year for approximately 2 hours near Kenilworth

Our HR Committee meets 6 times per year for approximately 2 hours near Kenilworth.

Support

Full training and support is available to new Trustees to ensure they feel comfortable in their role and able to contribute.

Interested?

If you would like to know more please contact Margaret Street, Chief Executive for an informal discussion on 02476 697443.

Apply

Please complete and email the application form to:

office@independentadvocacy.org

For further information on our work, please visit our website www.independentadvocacy.org


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Volunteers needed

Volunteers needed

We are looking for volunteers to help us in all areas of our work. No qualifications or experience is need and relevant training will be given. So if you are interested in volunteering with us the please apply to office@independentadvocacy.org and we will geti n touch with you.