Job Vacancies

Here we will post any up-and-coming Job Vacancies at BATIAS. Check back regularly for new Vacancies!

You can download our employment application form to fill in and send to our Grays office.

Or if you are interested in Volunteering with BATIAS you can download a Volunteer Application Form and send it to our Grays office.


Self Advocacy Facilitator
posted on September 12, 2023

BATIAS Independent Advocacy has an exciting opportunity.

We are looking for an

Self Advocacy Facilitator

This role is to support groups of people with learning disabilities to have their voice heard. The aim will be to empower the members to develop their self-advocacy skills, to discuss topics which worry them, and support one another to speak up for themselves, ask questions and understand the services and support available to them in their local community. The groups will cover topics such as housing, benefits, volunteering and employment skills, hate crime and keeping safe, public transport and health and will invite speakers such as community police officers, specialist advisors and commissioners of services to attend the group to share information and answer the group members questions.

The role is for 4 hours / week at £12.85 per hour.

The post is initially for 12 months.

The post holder will be responsible for the facilitating self-advocacy groups in the Thurrock area, supported by an assistant facilitator.  The post holder will be based at our head office in Thurrock.  The post holder may also be offered additional opportunities for other advocacy work on a 1:1 basis.

Closing date for receipt of applications – 12pm Friday 6th October 2023.

For more information on BATIAS please visit  For an application pack, please email Erika on or call the Grays office 01375 389869.

As an equal opportunity employer we welcome applications from all sectors of the community.  Applicants must be able to provide evidence that they are already authorised to work in the UK. We are committed to promoting the safety of those we work with – and the successful applicant will be subject to enhanced DBS checks.

For more information, please contact Erika McCusker on 01375 389869.
Volunteer Trustee Roles
posted on June 27, 2023

BATIAS independent Advocacy Service is looking for new trustees!

BATIAS is a charity which works with people with learning disabilities, supporting them to have their voices heard and their rights upheld.  We are looking for volunteers who support our mission to provide advocacy services that empower our clients to secure their rights, obtain services they need and make positive and informed choices about their lives.

We are looking for people who have:

  • An understanding of the voluntary sector or volunteer experience
  • Funding applications, Fundraising and Financial experience
  • Good communication skills and are able to work as part of a team
  • A commitment to improve the lives of vulnerable people

Our aim is to empower people to lead a full and active life that reflects personal choice.

Contact Erika McCusker, Operations Manager on 01375 389869 or by email on

Trustee Role Description and Personal Spec

Volunteer application form

For more information, please contact Erika McCusker on 01375 389869.