Job title: Managing Advocate

Job reference: 71

Contract type: Permanent

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

Location: Bath and North East Somerset

Salary: £26,623 -£27,623 per annum + Benefits (dependent on experience)

Closing date: 10am Tuesday 20th October 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.

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 full time Managing Advocate to join our Bath and North East Somerset team. The post will be home based working across Bath and North East Somerset 5 days per week supervising and supporting Advocates on contracts and with complex caseloads.

About you: You will be supporting a team who work with a wide range of vulnerable adults often with profound and multiple needs, they may have significant health and social care issues and find it difficult to speak up for themselves, 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 some experience of working in a supervisory capacity, knowledge and experience of advocacy services and the ability to manage complex caseloads.

You will be a confident positive team player, able to work in partnership with clients and stakeholders to form relationships and gain 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 a similar role before, ideally in a health, social care or a voluntary setting and will have experience of working in a supervisory capacity and leading a team.

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.

 

Because of the nature and location of the role, applicants must live within the area of the South West; have a full driver’s licence and access to their own transport. Travel expenses will only be paid once in the Bath & North East Somerset 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.

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] or call 01438 846023

 

Closing date: 10am Tuesday 20th October 2020

Interviews: Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th October 2020

Full job description: banesmanagingadvocatejobdescriptionfinal-sept22.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 [email protected] or if you are having any problems, call 01438 846023.

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. We are a member of the Positive about Disability scheme and disabled applicants who meet all the essential criteria will be guaranteed an interview.