Home Based: With regular travel across Hertfordshire

Job reference: 88

Contract type: Permanent

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

Salary:  £13,029.00 - £13,975.20 (Full time equivalent - £21,715.00 - £23,292.00) per annum (dependent on experience) + Benefits!


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

Job Information

We have an exciting opportunity for an Independent Advocate to join our team supporting our contracts across Hertfordshire on a part time basis. Our ideal candidate will have worked in advocacy, information and advice or similar roles before, ideally in a health, social care or voluntary setting and will have experience of working with adults at risk.

The candidate will have strong experience working with adults at risk 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 the ideal candidate will be supporting a wide range of adults living mainly in care homes many of whom 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. Full training in the role will be provided.

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 once in the Hertfordshire border.

Download the full Job Description and Applicant Information Pack

How to apply

We are keen to get an Advocate 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:  26th September 2023

Interviews: 6th October 2023

For an informal discussion please contact 0300 456 2370 and ask for a call back from Martha Haruna, 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.