Work with us Current vacancies Relevant Person’s Paid Representative Hybrid working: with travel around Nottinghamshire Job reference: 80 Contract type: Permanent Full time and part time positions available: up to 37 hours, 5 days per week working Monday to Friday 9am-5pm Salary: £18,720 to £20,000 FTE per annum (dependent on experience) Benefits: - 25 days annual leave - Cash Wellbeing Healthcare Plan Cover - Death in service benefit - Option to buy up to 5 days annual leave - Discretionary shut down days at Christmas - 1 Community Leave Day per annum - Bike to work scheme Closing date: Friday 8 July 2022 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 the UK. 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: We have a number of Relevant Person’s Paid Representative positions in our Nottingham team working on our Advocacy contract on either a full-time or part-time basis. The ideal candidates will be supporting a wide range of vulnerable adults often with profound and multiple needs, so experience of this type of work, along with a good working knowledge of public and voluntary organisations is essential. You will have strong experience working with vulnerable adults who are affected by significant health and social care issues who find it difficult to speak up for themselves; and experience providing persuasive verbal and written representations. We are looking for 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 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; have a full driver’s licence and access to their own transport. Travel expenses will only be paid once in the Nottingham area border. For further information about the role please download the job description and applicant pack here. How to apply We’re keen to get Advocate’s started in this role. If you think this sounds like the ideal job for you, please apply as soon as possible as we may close this job advert early if we receive a high number of applications. Please submit your CV and cover letter (cover letter no longer than 1 side of A4) before the application deadline. In your cover letter please include what hours of work you are interested in, your reasons for applying for the role, how you meet the person specification criteria, if you hold a current driving licence and have access to your own vehicle and your notice period. Please submit your CV and cover letter to [email protected] quoting reference 80. Closing date: 8th July 2022 Interviews: TBC For an informal discussion please contact 0300 456 2370 and ask for a call back from Katrina Wand, Community Manager. 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. 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.