Job title: Independent Mental Health Advocate

Job reference: 3

Contract type: Fixed term - 6 months year

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

Location: Office based - Northampton

Salary:  £22,500 - £25,623 depending on experience + Benefits

Closing date: Thursday 23rd January 2020 at 9am

Interviews to take place on Tuesday 4th February 2020

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 and parts of 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 a part time Independent Mental Health Advocate to work on our contract based at St Andrews in Northampton.

Based on site in Northampton, 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 supporting patients who are detained under the Mental Health Act, providing both Independent Mental Health Advocacy and Independent advocacy.

About you: 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 adults with Mental Health needs.

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.

For further details, please refer to the full job description.


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

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.

For an application form please email [email protected] or, if you are having difficulties downloading the application form, please call 01438 846023.

Full job description: IMHA_Job_Description_-_Oct14.pdf

How to apply: Fill in the Word_Application_form.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] or if you are having any problems, call 01438 846015.