This is a short-term project evaluating a range of advocacy projects, funded by and working alongside our funders for the project, NHS England and NHS Improvement. The focus of the work will be on evaluation to produce a final report, co-authored with individuals with lived experience of learning disability or of being autistic, in March 2022.

Summary of the Role

This fixed term role oversees and evaluates a range of advocacy projects across the South West, hosted by different organisations. The advocacy projects are all aimed at people with a learning disability or autism in long-term (2 years+) mental health inpatient settings, and the purpose of this role is to:

  • Provide oversight to a range of existing advocacy projects, ranging from statutory advocacy to community-based advocacy
  • Evaluate these advocacy projects using an evaluation framework, looking at whether they are working for inpatients and what needs to improve
  • Provide light touch support to new and emerging advocacy projects for people with a learning disability or autism in long-term (2 years+) mental health inpatient settings


Job Purpose

To provide oversight, light touch support and evaluation of a range of advocacy projects provided by organisations across the South West, working alongside NHS England and Improvement to share findings by March.


Hours and Pay

Hours:                        20-25 hours per week (on an employed or freelance basis)


Contract:                    Fixed term to 31.3.22


Pension:                     IG operates the NEST pension scheme and will contribute 3% subject to qualifying status


Salary:                        £25,463 pro rata, or a freelance fee of approx. £7500


Location:                   2 St Michaels Court, St Michaels Square, Gloucester, GL1 1JB


Holiday:                    Holiday entitlement of 28 days + bank holidays pro rata (if employed)

Job Description (.docx download)

Job Advertisment (.docx download)

Application Form (.docx download)

Further Information

You can also request a job pack by phone (01452 234003).

Closing date: Midnight on 24th of November

Intended Interview Date: 3rd of December TBC


N.B Interviews may be held via video call – instructions will be provided on how to set this up).

If you would like an informal discussion about any of the roles, please email and she will give you a call.

Charity Number – 1171559