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Independent Mental Health Advocate (forensic)

Job title: Independent Mental Health Advocate (forensic)

Reporting to: Managing Advocate

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 per week

Salary: £24,156 – £27,000 pa

Location: Ealing, London

Closing date: Tuesday 7 May, 12 noon

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About The Advocacy Project

We help the most marginalised and vulnerable people in London 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.

We’re really excited to be working with Hackney Council to offer advocacy in the local community and we’re recruiting to key positions.


About the role

We’re searching for an exceptional Independent Mental Health Advocate (Forensic) to work in the medium and low secure forensic units at St Bernard’s Hospital in Ealing and at the high secure units at Broadmoor hospital.  Given the role encompasses low, medium and high secure environments, it will have a strong appeal to advocates wishing to specialise in forensic contexts.

This role will provide independent advocacy for adults and young people 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.

Your place of work will be St Bernard’s Hospital in Ealing, and you’ll need to travel to Broadmoor Hospital near Bracknell once or twice a week.  Travel expenses to Broadmoor will be reimbursed at cost.


How to apply

Upload your CV and a supporting statement explaining why you think you’re the person we’re looking for and how your experience meets the person specification.

Remember to get it to us before Tuesday 7 May 2019, 12 noon.

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