Job title: Independent Advocate
Reporting to: Advocacy Manager
Hours: 26.25 hours per week (26 hours 15 minutes)
Salary: £24,156 – £27,000 pa depending on experience
Location: Ealing (St Bernard’s Hospital)
Closing date: Tuesday 25 January, midday
We welcome applications from people with transferrable skills and qualities, and people with diverse employment histories and personal backgrounds.
About the role
We’re searching for an exceptional Independent Advocate to work in the medium and low secure forensic units at St Bernard’s Hospital in Ealing. You may also be required to work at other sites in West London including Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster.
The role will have a strong appeal to advocates wishing to specialise in forensic contexts. This role will provide independent advocacy for adults detained under forensic sections.
You’ll also raise awareness of independent advocacy, including for people from minority ethnic communities. You’ll work as part of a team of independent advocates, reporting to the manager for the service.
About The Advocacy Project
We help people who are marginalised or vulnerable because of their circumstances make their own choices about their lives. We support them to speak up and help improve important services we all need. We want to make sure people across all age and care groups – including learning disability and mental health – can:
- voice their concerns
- understand their rights
- make effective choices about what happens in their lives
We do this through advocacy services which support people individually, and user involvement projects that help organisations improve the services they offer.
How to apply
Upload your CV and a supporting statement explaining why you think you’re the person we’re looking for and how you meet the knowledge, skills and experience listed in the person specification. (NB we will only be accepting applications from candidates who upload both a supporting statement and CV).
It’s a legal requirement that you are eligible to work in the UK for all our posts.
We will be interviewing as and when suitable candidates apply.
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