Job title: Independent Mental Health Advocate

Job reference: 51

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Part - time – 29.6 hours, 4 days per week Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am-5pm, with some flexibility required

Location: Home Based – Northampton, St Andrew's Healthcare

Salary: Salary £18,000.00 - £20,498.40 per annum, pro rata (full-time equivalent £22,500.00 - £25,623.00 per annum), dependent on experience + Benefits

Closing date: Friday 2 June 2017 at 9am

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.

About the role: We have a current vacancy for an Independent Mental Health Advocate to join our team working on our secure services contract based at St Andrew’s Healthcare in Northampton. 

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 you: You will be supporting a wide range of vulnerable people with sometimes profound and multiple needs, so ideally you will have experience of this type of work, along with a good working knowledge of 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.

Advocates will need to travel independently of public transport (exceptions apply in London)

Because of the nature and location of the role, applicants must live within or close to the London area

Full job description: IMHA_Job_Description_-_January_2017.pdf

How to apply: Fill in the application form. (Your application will only be considered if you submit a fully completed application form attached)

Once completed, please send your application form to or if you are having any problems, call 01438 846023.

For an informal discussion please call 0300 456 2370 and leave your contact details for PEte Sortwell, Community Manager to call you back.