Job title: Community Advocate

Job reference: 59

Contract type: Fixed term contract - 6 months

Hours: Part-time – 22.2 hours, 3 days per week Monday to Wednesday 9am-5pm

Location: Home Based – Bedford

Salary: £12,000 - £13,463 (full time equivalent £20,000.00 - £22,438.00 per annum) – Dependent on experience + Benefits


Closing date: Thursday 28th June 2018

Interview date: Monday 9th July 2018

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 and Scotland.

About the role: We have a current vacancy for a Community Advocate to join our Bedford team working on a contract in central Bedfordshire 3 days a week.

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.


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

Travel expenses will only be paid once within the Bedfordshire region.

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: Community_Advocate_Job_Description_-_Jan_2017.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 [email protected] or if you are having any problems, call 01438 846015.