- Organisation: Older Peoples Advocacy Alliance
- Salary: £16,668 pro-rata
- Salary info: Pro-rata for between 10 and 17 hour week
- Benefits: 7% pension contribution
- Job Type: Part time
- Closing date: 2 June 2014
- Location: Stoke on Trent, Staffs
- Job ref no: OPAAL05/14
The main purpose of the Administrative Support Officer role is twofold, to provide an effective member support role and to provide a comprehensive administrative support service to OPAAL staff as required.
OPAAL is the only national UK membership based organisation supporting, promoting and developing the provision of independent advocacy services for older people. Our members have empathy with, and an understanding of the things affecting the lives of, older people.
We are all living longer – the number of people aged over 85 will double in the next 20 years. Older people’s expectations are growing too. This has led to a drive to make services and support more responsive and personalised. But despite our ageing population, services for older people – from health and care to housing – face substantial spending cuts. Older people are finding it increasingly difficult to get the help and support they need and want and many are worried about the quality of care, particularly residential care following recent scandals. All this is taking place in a changing world of health and social care.
That’s why independent advocacy for older people is needed now more than ever. Many older people have sharp elbows or families who can argue their case. But others have no voice or aren’t listened to. They should be able to access independent advocacy wherever they live to help them access their rights and entitlements and to give them a voice. Advocacy helps make sure that people are getting services that they are entitled to and can lead to improved services.
An application pack can be downloaded from the OPAAL website.
Alternatively send a stamped addressed A4 envelope with appropriate stamp to Anne Smith, Parkfield House, 64 Princes Road, Hartshill, Stoke on Trent, Staffs, ST4 7JL
Closing Date: 02.06.14 (12 NOON)
Applications may be returned electronically or by post to the address above
Application pack (DOC document)