Job title: Children's Advocate

Job reference: 63

Contract type: Permanent Contract

Hours: Part-time – 18.5 hours, 2.5 days per week working Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Location: Home Based – South Coast

Salary: £20,000.00 - £22,438.00 per annum, based on experience and training + Benefits

Closing date: Monday 26th June 2017 @ 9am

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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part-time Children's Advocate to join our South Coast team.

About the role: We have a current vacancy for a part time, 2.5 days a week, 18.5 hours Children's Advocate to join our South Coast team.


About you: You will be supporting a wide range of vulnerable children 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 be a confident positive team player, able to work in partnership with children 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 Children.

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.

Because of the nature of the role, applicants must have a full drivers licence and access to their own vehicle.

We apologise in advance, that if you do not hear back from us within two weeks of the closing date then please presume that you have been unsuccessful.

Full job description: Childrens_Advocate_Jan_2017_-_JD.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.

For an informal discussion please call 0300 456 2370 and leave your contact details for Dan Connolly, Community Manager to call you back.