Job title: Relevant Paid Person's Representative

Job reference: 115

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: 18.5 hours, 3 days per week, Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm (days to be agreed)

Location: Home Based, Nottingham

Salary: £10,546.00 - £11,219.00 per annum (dependent on experience) + Benefits

Closing date: 9am on 8th January 2018

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.

About the role: An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Relevant Paid Person’s Representative to join our Nottingham team working on our Relevant Paid Person’s Representative service based in the Nottinghamshire region.  We are looking for someone who lives in the Bassetlaw area of Nottinghamshire

About you: 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 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.

Advocates will need to travel independently of public transport and have your own car with 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.

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.

Closing date: 9am on Monday 8th January 2018

Interviews: Due to take place w/c 22nd January 2018

Full job description: RPPR_Job_Description_Jan_2017.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.

For an informal discussion please call 0300 456 2370 and leave your contact details for Nick Murphy, Community Manager to call you back.

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.