Job title: Independent Mental Health Advocate

Job reference: 85

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Part-time – 22.2 hours, 3 days per week working between Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.

Location: Home Based – Walsall, West Midlands

Salary: £13,500 - £15,374.00 (£22,500 - £25,623.000 full time equivalent), + Benefits (dependent on experience)

Closing date: 9.00am, Tuesday 11th October 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 an Independent Mental Health Advocate to join our West Midlands team on a part time basis working three days a week covering the Walsall area and reporting into our office based in Sandwell.

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.

About you: 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.

For further details please refer to the full job description.

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

Full job description: Independent Mental Health 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.