Hybrid working: with travel Surrey and the South East

Job reference: 79

Contract type: Permanent

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

Salary: £25,054 to £29,475 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

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 are looking for a Supervising Advocate to support the Community Manager and team working on our Advocacy contract.  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. 

You will have worked in advocacy, information and advice or similar role before, ideally in a health, social care or voluntary setting and knowledgeable experience of working with vulnerable adults.  Supervising Advocates 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.

In this role you will be supporting Advocates working with a wide range of vulnerable adults often with profound and multiple needs. The successful candidate therefore will need a good working knowledge of public and voluntary organisations to enable them 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.

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

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 Surrey 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 someone 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 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 79.

 

Closing date: 7th July 2022

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 Jayne Degiorgio, Head of Service.

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.