Home Based: With travel across East Sussex

Job reference: 33

Contract type: Permanent

Full time: 37 hours, 5 days per week working Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

Salary: £21,715.00 to £23,292.00 per annum (dependent on experience) +Benefits!


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

Job Information

We are looking for an Independent Advocate to join our East Sussex team working on our Advocacy contracts on a full time basis in East Sussex.

If you have ever supported a family member or friend at a difficult meeting – if you have supported them to be listened to or have their voice heard - if you have ever challenged decisions made about them you have been an advocate!

It would be great if you have worked in advocacy, information and advice or similar role before, in a health, social care or voluntary setting but not essential. We need people who are first and foremost good communicators with a passion for supporting vulnerable people to have a voice.

Having demonstrable 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 would be valuable. 

In this role you will be supporting a wide range of vulnerable adults often with profound and multiple needs. A good working knowledge of public and voluntary organisations to enable them to work in partnership with clients and professionals would be an advantage. 

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 advertised area; have a full driver’s licence and access to their own transport. Travel expenses will only be paid within East Sussex borders.

Download the full Job Description and Applicant Information Pack

How to apply

We’re keen to get someone 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 a 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: 9:00am, Friday 9th June 2023

Interviews: Telscombe or Eastbourne

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