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The Elfrida Society (Elfrida) started its work with people with learning disabilities 100 years ago. Initially known as Elfrida Rathbone Islington, we continue to build on our work with people with learning disabilities, in Islington and surrounding boroughs, to this date. Throughout our long history The Elfrida Society has always been proud of its cherished community base and strong record of campaigning for inclusivity and against injustice. To ensure that people with learning disabilities have the same chances and opportunities to succeed in life and that their voice and rights are represented. We are particularly proud to be an accessible and accountable employer of people with learning disabilities. Currently our organisation is supported by a strong team of 22 staff, including 14 employees with learning disabilities and a dedicated team of volunteers.

There is no doubt that COVID-19 will change the charity sector landscape and we can already see the creation of ‘the new normal’ – we are ready for the challenge, we have the liquidity to survive and we have the plans to emerge from this challenge a more agile and impactful service. We are not complacent; we know we are a work in progress and most importantly we have the staff and Board of Trustees team who are eager to improve outputs and are ready for the challenge.


Become a Trustee and Help Shape the Future of the Elfrida Society
We need the support of more trustees to help shape our future and ensure that we continue to deliver our vital work for people with a learning disability and/or learning difficulty across Islington and beyond.

We think this could be you or you might know someone who would like to join our team and use their voice, passion, and experience to help us continue to improve, to innovate and work to ensure that people with a learning disability and/or learning difficulty have the same chances and opportunities to succeed in life and that their voice and rights are represented.

We are looking for Trustees with experience of one or more of the following:

- Personal or lived experience of learning disability and/or autism.
- Personal or professional experience of diversity and inclusion issues
- Marketing and digital marketing
- Communications and social media
- Campaigning and achieving change.
- Charity finance experience
- A background in income generation and/or other expertise within the building development or the business sector.
- A legal background

More information on this position and how to apply, including an easy read recruitment pack and application form.

If you are interested to know more about this position or the Elfrida Society, please do not hesitate to Dolly Galvis on 07849 088424 or email dolly.galvis@elfrida.com.

Work For Us

Elfrida is an organisation with a vision for a better world, social justice and equality of opportunity. Working alongside people, that we support, we provide a range of services through our four main projects; Advocacy, Consultation, Parents and Sports.

We provide services that lead to good outcomes and that are based on what people with a learning disability have told us are most important to them:
- 'Rights and being in control'
- 'Housing and Home'
- 'Money'
- 'Work and getting involved'
- 'Learning and Growing'
- 'Wellbeing and Safety'
- 'Being included'

We believe in the talents and abilities of people with learning disabilities as unique individuals - as people first. We know that people with learning disabilities have much to contribute to society and our aim is to support them to do just that. Our work is informed by the social model of disability, underpinned by key legislation including the Human Rights Act 1998 and Equalities Act 2010.

A job at the Elfrida Society gives you the opportunity to:
- Work for a well-established learning disability charity located in the heart of London, trusted by the people we support
- Develop your skills, knowledge and awareness of best practice, working with people with learning disabilities
- Be part of a diverse, effective team, collaborating across projects and within the wider community through ongoing learning and development to ensure maximum impact of our work
- Contribute to reaching positive outcomes and towards scaling impact in the lives of people with a learning disability and/or learning difficulty
- Be part of making social inclusion a reality through empowering approaches towards the wellbeing of people with a learning disability and/or learning difficulty.


Exciting Opportunity to Advocate for Adults and Parents with LDAD!

Thank you for considering the Specialist Advocacy Worker position with us. This is your chance to join a dynamic team dedicated to empowering adults, parents, and families facing learning disabilities and/or autism or learning difficulties (LDAD). At The Elfrida Society, we're committed to championing their rights and ensuring they have the support they need to thrive.

The Elfrida Society has a century-long legacy of supporting individuals with learning disabilities, evolving to meet the changing needs of our community. We pride ourselves on being inclusive, diverse, and accountable. With a strong team of 24 staff members, including 14 individuals with learning disabilities, and a cadre of dedicated volunteers, we're making a real difference in the lives of those we serve.

As a Specialist Advocacy Worker, you'll play a pivotal role in supporting parents with LDAD through their journey of parenting. From navigating complex legal proceedings to accessing essential services, you'll be their trusted ally, ensuring their voices are heard and their rights upheld.

Key Responsibilities:
- Provide independent advocacy support to parents with LDAD on various issues.
- Help parents understand the child protection process and make informed decisions.
- Advocate for parents' rights, ensuring fair treatment and access to services.
- Work in partnership with parents to navigate care proceedings and other challenges.
- Monitor and report on advocacy provision's impact and effectiveness.
- Build positive relationships with external partners and represent the service at meetings.

At The Elfrida Society, you'll be part of a team that's truly making a difference. We offer a supportive work environment, opportunities for growth and development, and a chance to be part of meaningful change. If you're passionate about social justice, equality, and empowering individuals with LDAD, we want to hear from you.

How to Apply:
To apply, please complete the application form and Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form and send them to dolly.galvis@elfrida.com or post them to The Elfrida Society, 34 Islington Park Street, London N1 1PX.

For more information see the Recruitment Pack and Application Form

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to join our team and make a difference. Apply now and be part of our mission to empower individuals and families with learning disabilities!


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