Job title: Community Advocate

Job reference: 74

Contract type: Temporary Fixed Term Contract untill 5th January 2017

Hours: Full-time – 37 hours, 5 days per week, - between Monday and Friday

Location: Home Based – Staffordshire

Salary: £20,000 - £22,438.000 per annum, + Benefits (Dependent on experience)

Closing date: 09:00 am, Monday 29th 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 Community Advocate to join our Staffordshire team working on Community Advocacy services including Care Act Advocacy in the Staffordshire region. The post is primarily home-based.

About you: 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.

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.

Full job description: Community 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.