Sanford House, Sandford Street, Swindon, SN1 1HE
01793 542575

Current Vacancies

Your life. Your choice. Your voice.

Activity Coordinator

We have an exciting opportunity for somebody with experience of enabling adults with learning disabilities or young people with SEND

Salary: £20,400 pro rata

Hours: 16 hours per week

Contract: Temporary 12-month contract

Swindon Advocacy Movement (SAM) has a well-established reputation of providing social inclusion and independence building projects for adults with learning disabilities in Swindon. This was recently extended to projects for young people with SEND.

We are now looking for an Activities Coordinator who will deliver activities and support members in one to one or small group settings. We need an adaptable activity coordinator to work across a range of projects at SAM.

We are passionate about empowering people with additional needs to live the life they want to. For them to be included in the local community and have their voices heard.

Do you have experience working with adults with learning disabilities or young people with SEND in an enabling capacity? Have you supported people with additional needs to develop skills and confidence? If so, we want to hear from you to join our committed friendly team.

We need a non-judgemental, compassionate, person with excellent communication skills who enjoys working with others to make positive change happen.

To request an application pack please email If you would like more information, please the Community Advocacy Manager, Annie Baker or the Children and Families manager, Colette O’Sullivan on 01793 542266

Closing date for applications is midday Friday 25th of June 2021. Interviews will be held on Friday 2nd of July 2021.

Swindon Advocacy Movement is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults.  Swindon Advocacy Movement expects all staff and volunteers to share that commitment.  All posts are subject to Enhanced DBS check.

Swindon Advocacy Movement is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from anyone regardless of disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Qualified Independent Advocate – Bank Staff

We are always happy to hear from qualified advocates who wish to join our bank staff for Spot-Purchased Advocacy Services, please see below for more information:

Hours:  Various

Salary:  Hourly equivalent to £21,734 – £23,188 pro rata depending on qualifications and experience.

Responsible to:  Advocacy Manager or Children and Family Advocacy Manager

Location:  Working in the Swindon, Wiltshire and Gloucester area

Purpose of Role: 

  • To undertake short term advocacy casework for children, young people and adults with care and support needs.

Why become a bank independent advocate?

People join our bank register for many different reasons:

  • The need for flexible working arrangements to achieve a better work/life balance
  • Being able to choose when to work and what client base
  • The possibility of a gradual return to work after a break
  • Wanting to earn some extra money
  • The desire to gain more skills and experience in a wholeheartedly rewarding career
  • Using the experience as a ‘stepping stone’ to a permanent role
  • To keep your experience and advocacy qualifications up to date

For more information please phone 01793 542575 and ask for Rachel Hill, Advocacy Manager or Colette O’Sullivan, Children and Families Advocacy Manager