Job title: Mental Health Advocate

Job reference: 4

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Part-Time – 2 days a week, 14.8 Hours working Monday to Friday 9am -5pm

Location: Eldertree Lodge, Stoke on Trent

Salary: £8,000 - £8,975.20 (full time equivalent - £20,000 to £22.438.00 per annum), depending on experience + Benefits

Closing date: 9am, Friday 31st January 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 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 Mental Health Advocate to join our Secure Services Team on a part-time basis to work in a secure hospital in the Stoke on Trent area.

About you: You will be supporting a wide range of clients with sometimes very challenging/disturbed behaviour or profound needs, so ideally you will have experience of this type of work and working with clients within a secure environment. A good working knowledge of the Mental Health Act and of Non-Instructed advocacy would be an advantage, although training will be given.

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.

This role will require you to travel independently of public transport and have a full driving licence. 

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.

If you do not fully meet the requirements above or would like to brush up on your skills, we offer a range of volunteering opportunities, to get more information on these opportunities please visit


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: 9am, Friday 31st January 2020

      Interview date: Monday 17th February 2020

      Full job description: Secure__Complex_Services_Advocate_-_Nov_2017.docx_2.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.

      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.