Home Based: With travel across Greenwich

Job reference: 20

Contract type: Permanent

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

Salary: from £23,088.00 per annum (dependent on experience) +Benefits

 

Benefits: 

  • 25 days annual leave
  • Cash Wellbeing Healthcare Plan Cover
  • Death in service benefit
  • Option to buy up to 5 additional 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 Independent Advocates to join our London team working on our Advocacy contracts on a full time basis. 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 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.

In this role you will be supporting a wide range of vulnerable adults often with profound and multiple needs. The successful candidate 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. A full induction and training schedule along with IAP (Independent Advocacy Qualification) will be provided as well as ongoing peer mentoring and support. 

Because of the nature and location of the roles, applicants must live within the area; have a full driver’s licence and access to their own transport. Travel expenses will be paid in line with POhWER’s expenses policy.

Download the full Job Description and Applicant Information Pack

How to apply:

 We’re keen to fill 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 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, which role you are applying for (full or part time), 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: Midnight, Friday 24th May 2024

Interviews: W/C Monday 27th May 2024

Location of Interviews: Remote

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 Stephanie Linden, Service Manager.

A DBS check will be conducted 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.