Advocacy Worker

Location: Office-based in High Wycombe but also involving work across Bucks.

Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours a week.

Salary range: £23,976 to £25,868.

Homelessness isn't just an unavoidable part of life; people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness have rights. 

We are looking for a person who would love to work within our non-judgmental, rights-based approach to tackle homelessness in Buckinghamshire. 

You will work directly with clients, assist in running housing legal advice clinics, managing cases, finding evidence and assisting clients to prepare for court hearings, appealing decisions and much more.

Wycombe Homeless Connection is an award-winning and growing charity committed to helping people in our community who are experiencing housing crises. In partnership with other agencies, we provide help and support services throughout the year to help people stay off the street and to re-build their lives.

Main Responsibilities

  • Contribute towards the provision of our 1:1 support and advocacy work with clients under the supervision of our Advocacy Lead.
  • Help the Advocacy Lead to run weekly legal housing advice drop-in sessions in High Wycombe and other locations within a 45 minute drive of High Wycombe.
  • Work with clients to advocate for their rights.
  • Take lead responsibility for any assigned aspects of the work.
  • Reflect the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ in the way duties are carried out#.

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#Occupational requirement: Due to the nature of the role there is an Occupational Requirement in line with the Equality Act 2010 for the post holder to be a Christian. See Job Context for more details.

Click here for more information on the context of working for Wycombe Homeless Connection.

How to apply:

If you would like to have an informal conversation with our Services Manager about the role, call Helen Biggerstaff on 01494 447699 or email [email protected]

Download, complete and return the application form to [email protected]

Closing date: Monday 29th June 2020.