Job title:Independent Mental Capacity Advocate

Home Based: Working across Norfolk

Job reference: 35

Contract Type: Fixed term for 1 year

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

Salary: £22,500 - £25,623.00 per annum + Benefits

Closing date: 10am, Wednesday 12th May 2021

About us: At POhWER, we help people who are most vulnerable due to disability, illness, social exclusion, abuse, discrimination, and numerous other challenges, to express their views, uphold their rights or to get the support they need.

Our mission is to empower people to have a voice and make a real difference to their lives. We do this by speaking for them when they cannot and supporting them to speak for themselves when they can.

Further details can be found on our website: https://www.pohwer.net/

Our 5-year strategy can be downloaded from here: https://www.pohwer.net/strategy-2020-2025

About the role: We are seeking an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate to join our Norfolk team working on our Mental Capacity Advocacy service across Norfolk.

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.

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, and in seeking support and supervision. 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.

Please note expenses for this role will only be paid from within the Norfolk border.

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.

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

pohwerindependentmentalcapacityadvocatejobdescriptionapplicantinformatinpackapril2021.pdf

      How to apply

      Please submit your CV and cover letter (no longer than 2 sides of A4) before the application deadline 12th May 10am. In your cover letter please include your reasons for applying for the role, job reference 35, your current salary and your notice period.

      Please submit your CV and cover letter to [email protected] quoting reference 35.

      Interviews for this role will take place virtually (zoom) 1 week, 10 days after the closing date.  

      Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period.

       

       

        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.

        There are also possible volunteering opportunities available within POhWER across the whole of England, to get more information on these opportunities please visit our Volunteer for POhWER page.