Home Based: With travel across Hertfordshire

Job reference: 186

Contract type: Permanent

Part time: 22.2 hours, 3 day per week, working between Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

Salary: £12,753 - £13,462.80 per annum (Full time equivalent £21,255 - £22,438) (dependent on experience) +Benefits!

Benefits:

  • 25 days pro rata annual leave
  • Cash Wellbeing Healthcare Plan Cover
  • Death in service benefit
  • Option to buy up to 5 days pro rata annual leave
  • Discretionary shut down days at Christmas
  • 1 Community Leave Day per annum
  • Bike to work scheme

Job Information

We have an exciting opportunity for a part time Community Advocate to join our Hertfordshire team.

Ideally, you will have strong experience working with people who are affected by significant health and social care issues, primarily people with learning and or physical disabilities who find it difficult to speak up for themselves. You will be experienced in representing client views through a variety of engagements and supported communication techniques.

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. 

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, report writing and time management skills will be required and you will need to be computer literate. A full induction and training schedule along with IAP (Independent Advocacy Qualification) will be provided as well as ongoing peer mentoring and support.

Because of the nature and location of the role, all applicants must live within the Hertfordshire area; have a full driver’s licence and access to their own transport. Travel expenses will only be paid once in the Hertfordshire border.

Download the full Job Description and Applicant Information Pack

How to apply

We’re keen to get an Advocate started in this role. If you think this sounds like the ideal job for you, please apply as soon as possible as we may close this job advert early if we receive a high number of applications.

Please submit your CV and cover letter (cover letter no longer than 1 side of A4) before the application deadline. In your cover letter please include your reasons for applying for the role, how you meet the person specification criteria, if you hold a current driving licence and have access to your own vehicle and your notice period.  

Please apply by submitting your CV and cover letter here

Closing date: 09:00am, Friday 19th April 2024 

Interviews: Tuesday 23rd & Thursday 25th April 2024

Location of Interviews: Meadway Corporate Centre (Stevenage SG1 2EF)

We are looking to recruit people who share our core values and can demonstrate that they apply and live those values in their daily working practice. 

For an informal discussion please contact 0300 456 2370 and ask for a call back from Martha Haruna, Community Manager. 

A DBS check will be conducted for this post.

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 Positive about Disability scheme and disabled applicants who meet all the essential criteria will be guaranteed an interview.