Job title: Community Advocate

Job reference: 75

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Part-time – 4 hours, 1 day a week, - Tuesday or Wednesday evening

Location: Office Based – Huntercombe Hospital Cotswold Spa

Salary: £2,162.00 - £2,425.73 per annum, + Benefits (dependent on experience)

Closing date: 9.00am, Wednesday 21st September 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 Community Advocate to join our Secure and Complex services team working at a CAMHS service in Broadway near Worcester for 2 hours on a Tuesday or Wednesday evening between 6-8 pm plus some administration work from home.

The successful candidate will be supporting a wide range of vulnerable people with sometimes profound and multiple needs, so ideally you will need to have experience of this type of work, along with a good working knowledge of voluntary organisations.

About you: We are looking for an individual who is 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.

A flexible attitude towards work is desired 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.

A DBS check will be required for this post.

Because of the nature and location of the role, applicants must live within or close to the unit; have a full driver’s licence and access to their own transport.

Full job description: Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (pdf)

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.