Job title: Non-Statutory Mental Health Advocate (Full time)

Job reference: 76

Contract type: Permanent - Full time

Hours: 2 x Full-time – 37 hours, 5 days per week, Monday to Friday.

Location: Home Based – Nottingham/shire – Fixed term contract for 1 year.

Salary: £20,000 - £22,438.00 per annum, + Benefits (dependent on experience).

Closing date: 9.00am, Friday 2nd 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 two Mental Health Advocates to join our Nottingham team working on a full time one year fixed term contract basis. The role will be home based, however advocates will be required to travel to and work from relevant hospitals and units across Nottingham/shire  during the week and report to the POhWER office in  Beeston as required.

About you: 

The successful candidates will be delivering hospital-based non-statutory advocacy services across Nottinghamshire, supporting informal / voluntary patients in mental health settings with a range of mental health problems and 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 health and voluntary sector organisations.

We are looking for individuals who are confident positive team players, able to work in partnership with clients and professionals, gaining an understanding of client’s issues by listening, exploring options and taking action as directed by them or effectively representing their known wishes, feelings, beliefs and values. Our ideal candidates 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.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, who are committed to their own professional development and who are 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. The ability to represent our clients and our organisation in a professional way is essential.
An enhanced DBS check will be required for this post.
Because of the nature and location of the role, applicants must live within or close to Nottingham City or Nottinghamshire; have a full driver’s licence and access to their own transport.


Full job description: Non-Statutory Mental Health Advocate for Nottinghamshire

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.