Work with us Current vacancies Independent Advocate Home Based: with travel around Gloucester Job reference: 57 Contract type: Fixed-term (12 months) Part time: 21 hours, 3 days per week Salary: £21,715.00 to £23,292.00 FTE per annum pro rata (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 days pro rata annual leave - Discretionary shut down days at Christmas - 1 Community Leave Day per annum - Bike to work scheme Closing date: 9am, Tuesday 28 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 are looking for a part-time Independent Advocate to join our Gloucestershire team working on our Advocacy contract. Our ideal candidate 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 and will focus on carers of individuals being discharged from MH units who have been identified as feeling unheard in the discharge process. This role provides an additional advocate to work specifically to empower carers to be heard in discharge planning. 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. Because of the nature and location of the role, applicants must live within the area; have a full driver’s licence and access to their own transport. Travel expenses will only be paid once in the Gloucester area border. For further information about the role please download the job description and applicant pack here. 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 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 57. Closing date: 28th June 2022 Interviews: TBC 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 Danielle Vale, 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.