Home Based: with regular travel across Buckinghamshire and Luton

Job reference: 36

Contract Type: Bank Worker

Working hours: Working a range of shifts between the hours of 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday

Salary: £10.00 per hour

Closing date: Friday 26 June 2022

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:

We have exciting opportunities for a number of Independent Advocate bank workers to join our Buckinghamshire team working on our Advocacy contracts in Buckinghamshire and Luton.

Our ideal candidates 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 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.

In this role you will be supporting a wide range of vulnerable adults often with profound and multiple needs. The successful candidates will need a good working knowledge of public and voluntary organisations to enable them 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.

You will be predominantly be working on cases involving deprivation of liberty, including acting as an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate and Relevant Persons Paid Representative under the Mental Capacity Act. You will therefore have good knowledge and understanding of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

Because of the nature and location of the role, applicants must live within a commutable distance of both areas; have a full driver’s licence and access to their own transport. You will be visiting beneficiaries in care homes and hospitals across the counties and then preparing and submitting reports to the local authority.  PPE will be provided and expenses paid for mileage.

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

      How to apply

      We are keen to get successful candidates started in these roles. If you think this sounds like the ideal role 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 submit your CV and cover letter to [email protected] quoting reference 36.


      Closing date: 24th June 2022

      Interviews: 7th July 2022


      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 Rachael Griffiths, Community Manager.

      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 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