Home Based: with travel around Suffolk

Job reference: 138

Contract type: Permanent 

2 x 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

 

We have an exciting opportunity for two Independent Advocates to join our Suffolk team. Our ideal candidates 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.

They 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 candidates will be supporting a wide range of adults at risk 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.

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 be paid from the border of Suffolk if you live outside the county.

How to apply

We’re keen to get somebody 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 138.

The full Job Description and Applicant Information Pack can be downloaded here.

Closing date: 20th October 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 Karina Kennell, 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.