Work with us Current vacancies Independent Mental Health Advocate Job reference: 15 Contract type: Permanent Hours: Part time – 29.6 hours, 4 days per week, days of work to be confirmed at interview Office based: St Andrews, Northampton Salary: £18,000 - £20,498.00 (Full time equivalent £22,500 - £25,623.00) per annum dependent on experience + Training and Benefits Closing date: 9am, Friday 5th March 2021 Interviews: Friday 12th March 2021 About us: POhWER is a national charity supporting people living with disability, mental health and other issues to have a stronger voice so they can uphold their rights and access the assistance they need. POhWER provides specialist advocacy and advice services so our clients can make a positive difference in their lives. Giving people a voice – and making sure it’s heard – is something POhWER does every day. We are 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 and Scotland. 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: An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Independent Advocate to join our team working at St Andrews, Northampton on a permanent basis 4 days a week. 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. About you: 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. Completed application forms will only be considered for this role. 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. There are also possible volunteering opportunities available within POhWER across the whole of England, to get more information on these opportunities please visit http://www.pohwer.net/get-involved/volunteering-for-pohwer. Completed application forms will only be considered for this role. For further information or for an application form please email [email protected] Full job description: independentmentalhealthadvocate-jan2017.pdf How to apply: Fill in the wordapplicationform-15.docx (Your application will only be considered if you submit a fully completed application form attached) Once completed, please send your application form to [email protected] POhWER is an equal opportunities employer, holder of the Investors in People Silver award and a member of the MINDFUL EMPLOYER scheme and Stonewall Diversity Champions. We are a member of the Positive about Disability scheme and disabled applicants who meet all the essential criteria will be guaranteed an interview.