Independent Mental Health Advocate Home Based: North London Job reference: 122 Contract Type: Permanent Full time: 37 hours, 5 days per week working Monday to Friday 09am – 5pm Salary: £22,500.00 - £25,623.00 per annum (dependent on experience) + London weighting £3,182.00 per annum + Benefits About us: POhWER is a registered national charity supporting people living with disability, mental health, discrimination, and numerous other challenges. POhWER provides specialist advocacy and advice services so our clients can express their views to have a stronger voice so they can uphold their rights, access the assistance they need and make a positive difference in their lives. 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. About the role: An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Independent Mental Health Advocate to join our London team working on our contracts across Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. POhWER has strong values which underpin all of our work and relationships; the successful person will live our values and evidence this through all their work and interactions with clients, professionals and colleagues. About you: 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 mental 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. Experience of working on psychiatric wards and in other mental health care settings is desirable, as is a knowledge of the Mental Health Act. 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. Travel expenses will only be paid within the London area. For further information about the role please download the job description and applicant pack here. How to apply Please submit your CV and cover letter (no longer than 1 sides of A4) before the application deadline 10am, Monday 1st November 2021. In your cover letter please include your reasons for applying for the role, if you hold a current driving licence and your notice period. Please submit your CV and cover letter to [email protected] quoting reference 122. Interviews for this role will take place virtually (zoom) on Friday 12th or Monday 15th November 2021 via zoom For an informal discussion please call Charlie Rowe, Community Manager by leaving a message for them on 0300 4562370 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 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.