Home Based: Hounslow, London

Job reference: 152

Permanent contract

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

Salary: £13,500.00 - £15,373.80 per annum, pro rata (full time equivalent salary £22,500.00 - £25,623.00 per annum), plus London weighting £1,909.20 per annum, pro rata (full time equivalent £3,182.00 per annum) + Benefits (dependent on experience)

Due to the nature of the role and In line with legislation, the successful candidate will need to confirm and demonstrate that they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated, or be able to provide certified medical exemption.

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.

Due to the nature of the role and In line with legislation, the successful candidate will need to confirm and demonstrate that they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated, or be able to provide certified medical exemption.

About the role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part time Independent Advocate to join our London team working on our Advocacy contract based in the Hounslow area of London.

About you:

The Independent Advocate is an integrated role covering the Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Act and Care Act statutory services, and also our Community advocacy service.  Successful candidates will be expected to become proficient across all of these services so we are looking for people with a passion and willingness to build on current experience and strive to continually develop.

You will be supporting a wide range of vulnerable adults often with profound and multiple needs, so you will have experience of this type of work, along with a good working knowledge of public and voluntary organisations.

Ideally, you will have strong 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.

You will be a confident positive team player, able 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. 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 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. Travel expenses will only be paid once in the London zones 1-6.

Please find the full Job Description and Applicant Information Pack here.

How to apply

Please submit your CV and cover letter (cover letter no longer than 1 side of A4) before the application deadline 9am, Friday 3rd December 2021. In your cover letter please include your reasons for applying for the role, how you meet the person specification criteria and your notice period.  

Please submit your CV and cover letter to [email protected] quoting reference 152.

Interviews are due to be held remotely.

Previous unsuccessful candidates do not need to apply.

Closing date: 9am, Friday 3rd December 2021

Interviews: Tuesday 14th December 2021

 

For an informal discussion please contact Anna Duthie, Community Manager.

A DBS check will be required for this post.

We apologise in advance, that if you do not hear back from us within two weeks of the closing date then please presume that you have been unsuccessful.

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.