Job title: Community Advocate

Home Based: East Sussex

Job reference: 1

Fixed term contract: 6 - 12 months

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

Salary: £12,000 - £13,462.80 – (full time equivalent £20,000.00 to £22,438.00 + Benefits (dependent on experience)

 

Closing date: 9am Monday 1st February 2021

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.

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.

About the role: An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part time 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.

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. 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.

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.

 

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.

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

 

Completed application forms will only be considered for this role. For further information or for an application form please email [email protected]

 

Closing date: 09.00am, Monday 1st February 2021

Interviews: Due to take place on Monday 8th or Tuesday 9th February 2021

Full job description: Community Advocate Job Description

How to apply: Fill in the Application Form (MS Word) (Your application will only be considered if you submit a fully completed application form.)

Once completed, please send your application form to [email protected] or if you are having any problems, call 01438 846023.

A DBS check will be required 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.