Home Based: Islington, London

Job reference: 108

Contract Type: Fixed Term contract, until 30 June 2022

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

Salary:£10,000.00 - £11,219.00 per annum, pro rata (full time equivalent £20,000.00 - £22,438.00 per annum), plus London Weighting £1,909.20 per annum, pro rata (full time equivalent £3,182.00 per annum) + Benefits (dependent on experience)

Closing date: 9am, Thursday 30 September 2021

About us: 

At POhWER, we help people who are most vulnerable due to disability, illness, social exclusion, abuse, discrimination, and numerous other challenges, to express their views, uphold their rights or to get the support they need.

Our mission is to empower people to have a voice and make a real difference to their lives. We do this by speaking for them when they cannot and supporting them to speak for themselves when they can.

About the role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Community Advocate to join our London team working on our Advocacy contract based in the Islington area of London.  Successful candidates will be expected to become proficient across all of these services so we are looking for people with a passion and willingness to build on current experience and strive to continually develop.

POhWER has strong values which underpin all of our work and relationships; the successful person will live our values and evidence this through all their work and interactions with clients, professionals and colleagues.

You will be supporting a wide range of vulnerable adults often with profound and multiple needs, so you will have experience of this type of work, along with a good working knowledge of public and voluntary organisations.

Ideally, you will have strong experience working with vulnerable adults who are affected by significant health and social care issues who find it difficult to speak up for themselves; and experience providing persuasive verbal and written representations.

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 whilst able to work well independently and confidently on behalf of others. Strong communication skills and time management skills will be required and you will need to be computer literate.

Travel expenses will only be paid once in the London area.

 

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.

The full Job Description and Applicant Information Pack can be downloaded here.

      How to apply

      Please submit your CV and cover letter (no longer than 1 side of A4) before the application deadline 9am, Thursday 30 September 2021. In your cover letter please include your reasons for applying for the role, if you have a drivers licence and access to a car and your notice period.

      Please submit your CV and cover letter to [email protected] quoting reference 108.

      Interviews for this role will take place virtually (zoom) Friday 8 October 2021.

      Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period.

        POhWER is an equal opportunities employer, holder of the Investors in People Silver award and a member of the MINDFUL EMPLOYER scheme. We are a member of the Disability Confident scheme and disabled applicants who meet all the essential criteria will be guaranteed an interview.

        There are also possible volunteering opportunities available within POhWER across the whole of England, to get more information on these opportunities please visit our Volunteer for POhWER page.