Advocacy Officer

REVIVE MS SUPPORT

Advocacy Officer

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REVIVE MS SUPPORT, Moorpark, Glasgow City

  • Part time
  • Temporary
  • Onsite working

Posted 3 weeks ago, 26 May | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 3147d398867c48a097be6116041269fe

Full Job Description

About Revive MS Support Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an incurable, degenerative, disease that causes progressive damage to the brain and spinal cord. There are around 17,500 people in Scotland with MS, and they typically live with multiple symptoms which often have a devastating impact on many aspects of their everyday lives. Revive MS Support is the only charity in the West of Scotland providing nationwide support for people who are affected by MS. The charity was set up in 1984 by people living with MS and their families, and helps people manage the physical, emotional, financial, and social impacts that come with a diagnosis of MS. Our services include an MS Specialist Nurse; Physiotherapy and Exercise; Welfare & Benefits; Speech and Language Therapy; Counselling; Advocacy; Complementary Therapies; Podiatry; Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy; support for carers; an extensive social programme; and a Caf . Last year we supported 733 people with MS through nearly 13,500 completed appointments across our range of services, and welcomed a new service user, on average, every day our centre was open. The Role We have ambitious plans to reach more people affected by MS, and to ensure we achieve our goals we are looking for an experienced Advocacy Officer to join our team. You ll be responsible for delivering an independent advocacy service to people affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The role will empower individuals to express their views, wishes, and choices while ensuring that they remain involved in all decisions that affect their lives. You ll also be responsible for supporting clients to access information, communicate their needs, and exercise their rights. If you have the skills, initiative, and experience to take Revive MS Support on the next part of our journey as we strive to improve the lives of more people affected by MS, we d love to hear from you. Holiday entitlement is 28 days a year pro-rata (of which 3 are taken between Christmas and New Year), along with 10 additional public holidays. Our pension scheme has employer matched contributions of 3% or 5% of salary, and death in service cover is also available. To find out more about the role, please download the relevant Job Description and Person Specification below., None specified

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We are Scotland’s leading provider of support for people living with MS and their families. As a Centre of Excellence, we aim to be the main driver of new and improved services setting new standards for MS care across Scotland so that our clients’ resilience and wellbeing are maximised. We are a model organisation, operating a bespoke Centre in Glasgow which provides multiple forms of clinical therapy and support under one roof. Our specialist staff team works in partnership with other organisations across health and social care to deliver a holistic person-centred approach for our clients and their families.