Jobs at Dorset Advocacy

Dorset Advocacy is a local charity with a long history of helping some of the most disadvantaged and marginalised people in our communities. We make sure that peoples’ rights are respected, and their voices are heard.


Operations Manager 

Contract: Permanent, full-time 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday, salary £34,000 – £36,000 (depending on experience). 

Place of work: Offices in Poundbury, Dorchester, although some home working is permissible. 

About you: We are looking for an experienced manager with a background in advocacy or health and social care.

For more information about the role, please see the Job Description and Person Specification.

How to apply: Please send us your CV and covering letter via Charity Jobs. Your CV and covering letter should demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification. 

Deadline for Applications: Monday 28th May, 2022, however, we are actively recruiting and interviewing for this position, so we may close the job post early.

If you require any further information on this vacancy, please email 


Working for Dorset Advocacy


  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata)
  • 5% employee pension & 3% employer contribution
  • Flexible work schedule fostering a good work/life balance
  • Supportive working environment with remote access to colleagues and managers
  • Employee Assistance Programme with Health Assured
  • Support to gain the Independent Advocacy Qualification


What our staff say about us:

“Working with Dorset Advocacy is like traveling in a Rolls Royce, every part of the organisation works perfectly with each other. Everyone is friendly and the respect I get from other professionals goes to show how hard staff have worked to ensure vulnerable adults have a voice. I am respected as a professional and am able to manage my own diary to suit my needs.”

Independent Advocate, Dorset Advocacy

“I joined DA just before Christmas 2021. A lot of staff were on leave, but I always felt supported and I knew who was available to go to for advice. After a long break from work I was very nervous about returning to a job, especially since so much has changed over the years. Online “Teams” meetings were not a thing when I last worked! Even though many of our meetings are online, there is a great sense of teamwork, which is encouraged by managers. I waited a long time to find a job where I wake up on a Monday and look forward to starting work. We make a big difference to people’s lives. I cannot believe how lucky I am to have a job that I can work around my children’s school, childcare, and my husband’s job. I was made aware even before interview that DA are flexible and they really do allow you to find an excellent work and home life balance!” 

Independent Advocate, Dorset Advocacy



Our trustees are volunteers who attend trustee board meetings and other committees, and are involved in the strategic planning and legal aspects of the charity. It is a very rewarding role requiring high levels of expertise and commitment. Trustees are an essential and highly valued part of our organisation. Please contact if you would like more information.

Our advocates worked for over 19,000 hours last year, helping people in Dorset to have a voice and assert their rights.