We are recruiting 

• Are you the sort of person who loves organising and sorting things out? 
• Are you excited by the idea of always having something new to keep you busy? 
• Do you want to be part of a team which eases the frustrations and fears experienced by older people? 
If so, you may enjoy the role we have on offer. We are looking for a friendly and efficient person who will be responsible for the day to day admin of our busy office and be the first point of contact for our clients and volunteers. This role is the lynchpin that holds everything together. You will suit this role if you are self-sufficient, good at keeping focus but also able to multi-task, flexible, and able to get on with a wide range of people. 
We are a small, local, independent charity supporting older people through advocacy in the City of York and surrounding area. 
For more detailed information, and how to apply, please look at our website: www.oldercitizensadvocacyyork.org.uk 
All applications must be received by 12 noon on Monday 25th September. Links to application pack below. 
Funded by Big Lottery Reaching Communities 
OCAY is an Equal Opportunities Employer 
Project monitoring consultancy 
We are seeking consultancy support to embed new project monitoring arrangements across the organisation. 
If you are interested in being considered for this work, please provide your CV and a cover letter to Dorothy Hodgkinson, OCAY Service Manager dorothy@ocay.org.uk by 4pm Wednesday 27 September 2017. 
You will need to provide evidence that you have the required skills and experience, also provide concise details of how you would approach this work, and details of your daily rate (including all expenses). Please also provide contact details for two referees. 

Exciting News!! 

Older Citizens Advocacy York (OCAY) are pleased to announce that we have successfully applied to the Charities Commission to transfer to the status of a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). This means the imminent closing down of our old charity and the commencement of OCAY in its new charitable form – with the advocacy service continuing throughout. Formal notification will be sent to those with whom we have transactional arrangements, such as suppliers, membership organisations, etc, once all the formalities have been addressed. 
Our new Charity Number will be 1173795. 

Our next Drop in 

Call to see us for a cuppa and a chat at the Nelli Cafe, Methodist Church Hall, New Earswick on 27th September 10.30 to 12 
Find out about our services or about volunteering with us. 
Ruth at Tang Hall Library 

York: Human Rights City 

Really pleased to be at the York Human Rights City launch event yesterday. 
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Office Hours 

Our office opening hours are 10am to 3pm Monday to Thursday and 10am to 2pm on Friday. 


Are you a resident of the City of York and aged 50 or over? 
Are you a resident of the City of York and aged 50 or over? 
OCAY may be able to help you by providing an advocate. This is someone who will work in partnership with you and help you to speak up for yourself. 
Our advocacy service is free, confidential and independent. Our advocates will listen to what you want and act on your behalf at all times. We put people first and treat everyone equally. 


Our free and independent advocacy service is available for all residents of York aged over 50 who feel they need our help. 
Our promotional video shows more of the impact our service has on peoples' lives.