Community Advocate Home Based: East Sussex Job reference: 115 Contract Type: Fixed Term contract for 6 months Full time: 37 hours, 5 days per week working Monday to Friday 9am-5pm Salary: £20,000.00 to £22,438.00 + Benefits (dependent on experience) 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 team working on our contracts on a fixed term contract. The post will be home based working across East Sussex. 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. About you: 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. 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. Because of the nature and location of the role, applicants must live within the area; have a full driver’s licence and access to their own transport. Travel expenses will only be paid once in East Sussex. The full Job Description and Applicant Information Pack can be downloaded here. How to apply Please submit your CV and cover letter (cover letter no longer than 1 side of A4) before the application deadline 9am, Monday 25th October 2021. 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 submit your CV and cover letter to [email protected] quoting reference 115. Interviews are due to held in person. Previous unsuccessful candidates do not need to apply. Closing date: 9am, Monday 25th October 2021 Interviews: date to be confirmed 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. 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.