Home based: With travel across Bristol and BaNES

Job reference: 216

Contract type: Fixed-term until 31st March 2024

Full-time: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Salary: £25,054 to £29,475 per annum (dependent on experience)


  • 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

Job Information

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Supervising Advocate to join our Bristol and BaNES team on a fixed term contract, working on multiple advocacy contracts including statutory and non-statutory advocacy.

Our ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience of effectively supervising and supporting advocates in relation to their practice and role to ensure they are working safely and following security protocols. 

The Supervising Advocate will complete bi-monthly supervisions of advocates and review case recording in line with contracts therefore it is essential that you have the ability to work accurately with attention to detail.  

You will need to have a flexible attitude and must be comfortable completing reports, reviewing case studies and checking data as well as 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.

You will be supporting a wide range of vulnerable adults often with profound and multiple needs, so you will have experience of this type of work, along with a good working knowledge of public and 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.  

A full induction and training schedule will be offered as well as peer mentoring and support.  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 Bristol and BaNES border.

Download the full Job Description and Applicant Information Pack

How to apply

We’re keen to get a Supervising Advocate 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 a CV and cover letter (cover letter no longer than 1 side of A4) before the application deadline. In your cover letter please include 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 apply by submitting your CV and cover letter here

Closing date: 09:00am, Tuesday 28th March 2023

Interviews: TBC

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.

For an informal discussion please contact 0300 456 2370 and ask for a call back from Cathy Godden, Community Manager.

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.