Home working: With regular travel across Barnet, Enfield and Haringey (London)

Job reference: 30

Contract type: Permanent

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

Salary: £21,715.00 - £23,292.00 per annum (dependent on experience) plus London weighting £3,182.00 (will only apply if successful applicant lives in a London postcode area) + Benefits!

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 have an exciting opportunity for a full time Independent Advocate to join our London team working on our Advocacy contracts with travel around London in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey and possible travel within M25 boundaries at times.

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.

In this role you will be supporting a wide range of vulnerable adults often with profound and multiple needs. 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. Time management skills will be required and you will need to be computer literate. A full induction and training will be provided as well as ongoing peer mentoring and support.

Because of the nature and location of the role, applicants must live within the advertised area; Travel expenses will be paid within M25 and London once in Zones 1- 6 when travelling for work purposes.

Download the full Job Description and Applicant Information Pack

How to apply

We’re 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.

Please apply by submitting your CV and cover letter here

Closing date: 09:00am, Thursday 15th June 2023

Interviews: TBC

Location of interviews: Remote (via Microsoft Teams)

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 Kelly Foley, 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.