Job title: Relevant Person’s Paid Representative

Job reference: 60

Contract Type: Fixed term for 6 months

Part-time14.8 hours, 2 days per week, Tuesday and Wednesday (can be flexible) 9am - 5pm

Salary - £8,000 - £8,975 (full time equivalent £20,000 - £22,438.00 per annum) dependent on experience + Benefits

Closing Date: Thursday 28th June 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 Person’s Paid Representative to join our Bedford team working on our services in Bedfordshire 2 days a week.

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.


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 candidates 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.


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


For further information or for an application form please email [email protected] or call 01438 846015

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 846015.

Closing date: 9am on Thursday 28th June 2018

Interviews are due to be Monday 9th July 2018

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

POhWER is an equal opportunities employer, holder of the Investors in People Silver award and a member of the MINDFUL EMPLOYER scheme and Stonewall Diversity Champions. We are a member of the Positive about Disability scheme and disabled applicants who meet all the essential criteria will be guaranteed an interview.