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Independent Advocate

Job title: Independent Mental Health Advocate

Reporting to: Advocacy Manager

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 or 22 hours per week

Salary: £24,156 – £27,000pa (pro rata for part time hours)

Location: Ealing (St Bernard’s Hospital)

Closing date: We will be interviewing as and when suitable candidates apply.

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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.

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. This role is offered either part-time or full-time. If you work full time you will be required to work in inpatient settings in other boroughs in which we are commissioned to work to maximise referrals and provide cover.

 

About The Advocacy Project

We help marginalised and vulnerable people make effective choices about what happens in their lives. We also 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 required.

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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