Job title: Children's Advocate

Job reference: 70

Contract type: Permanent - Part time

Hours: 18.5 hours, 3 days per week working Monday and Tuesday 9a-5pm and a half day on Wednesday  9am- 12:30 pm – Some degree of flexibility will be required to meet the needs of the service

Location: Home Based – South Coast

Salary: £20,000 - £22,438.00 per annum, pro rata + Benefits

Closing date: 9am, Monday 22nd August 2016

About us: Giving people a voice – and making sure it’s heard – is something POhWER does every day. We’re all about promoting equality, challenging unfairness and giving disadvantaged and vulnerable people access to high quality information, advice and advocacy services. POhWER is a registered charity that provides a range of services across England.

About the role: An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Children’s Advocate to join our South Coast team working on a Advocacy Service based in the South Coast region (reporting office: Lewes). 

About you: You will be supporting a wide range of vulnerable people with sometimes profound and multiple needs, so ideally you will have experience of this type of work, along with a good working knowledge of voluntary organisations. You will also need to have a basic skills in Makaton and BSL.

You will be a confident positive team player, able to work in partnership with clients and professionals, gaining an understanding of their issues by listening, exploring options and taking action as directed by them. Our ideal candidate will have worked in advocacy, Information and advice or similar role before, ideally in a health, social care or voluntary setting and will have experience of working with vulnerable adults.

You will need to have a flexible attitude and must be comfortable handling highly sensitive information, and in seeking support and supervision. Strong communication skills and time management skills will be required and you will need to be computer literate.

Advocates will need to travel independently of public transport (exceptions apply in London)

Full job description: Children's Advocate full job description

How to apply: Fill in the application form. (Your application will only be considered if you submit a fully completed application form attached)

Once completed, please send your application form to or if you are having any problems, call 01438 846023.