Over the years we have seen many changes to the mental health of our local communities and the services we provide. We are strongly committed to supporting everyone in Salford with mental health issues and building a resilient community.

We value and care for the people we support through our services and we are committed to recruiting the best possible people for each position to join our team.

We are a friendly and supportive place to work and our team are passionate, dedicated and committed to making a difference to in order to achieve our mission and vision.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Staff Benefits

Our charity provides a range of services to people across Salford and sites in Manchester.

We are committed to achieving equal opportunities in employment and the service we provide, and welcome applications from people with lived experience of mental health issues. We encourage applications from everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity.

  • We operate a hybrid working policy meaning you can work flexibly, to suit your needs.
  • We offer generous holiday entitlement which includes 27 days holiday plus 8 days statutory days and 3 days additional over the Christmas period (pro rata). Further, an extra day annual leave for birthday.
  • Staff members are granted an additional 3 hours per month as well-being time.
  • Our social secretaries team organise regular well-being activities to help with staff connectedness.
  • We are have an internal learning management system with access to over 4,000 courses to continue your professional development and skills.

We work with children and adults who may be at risk of abuse and therefore everyone is subject to a DBS check (level of check is dependent on the nature of the role) and receipt of two satisfactory references.

See our Current Vacancies

Independent Mental Health Advocate

30 hours per week (4 weekdays)

Fixed Term (until March 2025, with possible extension)

Location: Edenfield Centre, Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL.  Possible additional locations in the local area.

The post holder will support vulnerable patients within the Adult Forensic and Acute Adult Services of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, with scope to work with patients at various stages of their treatment and rehabilitation. Please note that this role requires physical presence at the hospital.  Appointment will be subject to risk assessment.  The salary, pro rata, is as follows:

For an unqualified advocate: equivalent to a full time post of £23,920 gross, which equates to £19,136 actual gross salary working four days per week.

For a qualified advocate: equivalent to a full time post of £26,000 gross, which equates to £20,800 actual gross salary working four days per week.

Required experience: Working within Advocacy or a Related Field for at least 1 year.

Desirable experience: Holding the National Advocacy Certificate Qualification

We welcome applications from disabled people and encourage those with experience of mental or emotional distress to apply.

Download the Full Job Description and Person Specification form here.

To apply, please download and complete the application form here and return it to [email protected]

Closing Date and time for applications: 9th JULY 2024 BY 5PM

An enhanced DBS check will be undertaken prior to any appointment due to the nature of the role.

Date of Interviews for Shortlisted Candidates: 22nd JULY 2024

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