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Sessional Advocates Wanted

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Session Advocate

£12 per hour (negotiable)

We are looking for a sessional worker to support our advocates during periods of absence and/or high demand. Appropriate applicants will be added to our bank of sessional workers to be contacted as demand requires, typically covering absences of six weeks or longer.

We currently require someone to cover 2 days per week in a Community and Care Act Advocate role until end March, and additional availability may arise.

Our advocates provide community and care act advocacy to Salford residents with a range of needs, and also independent mental health advocacy in Salford and Prestwich Hospitals.

Position Requirements

Applicants will have previous experience advocating in the past, and have their own transport to be able to meet clients in the community throughout Salford. Good computer literacy is also a requirement to be able to record information on our client database.

Successful applicants will work confidentially with people who have a range of needs in the community with the aim of getting their opinions, needs and wants on issues relating to their treatment, care and other issues communicated to those the client has identified. Previous experience working with people with mental health needs, physical or sensory needs, over 60s or working with health or social work providers would be an advantage.

The advocate works at the instruction of their client with the objective of empowering them and will represent the client if requested to do so.

The advocate helps people to say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain services they need.

Responsibilities will include:
• Meeting clients regularly and supporting them to liaise with medical, social work and other professionals
• Fostering equality, diversity and rights of others by ensuring people are respected and valued as individuals.
• Representing the interests of individuals at their request when they are not able to do so themselves, and support them accessing appropriate support when they are distressed.
• Enable individuals to find out about and use services.
• Gather required information on the service and other activities for monitoring reports to funders, acting in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
• Ensure that the services provided meet the Mind quality standards.

To discuss this position further, please contact Diane Shepherd

Session Advocate Required


Please note we also have a temporary IMHA role available

Advisor Vacancy

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Welfare Rights & Debt Advisor

This position has now been filled.

Contract: Fixed term contract (6 months maternity cover with possible extension)
Hours: Part time 28 hours per week
Line Manager: Advice Service Manager
Locations: The Angel Centre, M3 6FA and outreach throughout Salford
Closing date for applications: Thursday 16 April
Interviews in week beginning 20 April 2015

Our Welfare Rights and Debt Advice service has a track record of providing excellent advice in Salford and we need a new person to join us in this challenging and rewarding work.

If you are intelligent and understanding of the needs of people with mental health difficulties, committed to supporting and promoting their rights and have excellent written and verbal skills, then we would like to hear from you.

This job works with vulnerable adults and requires an enhanced disclosure under the Disclosure and Barring Service checks of criminal background.

We also require at least 1 years experience in welfare rights and debt advice, and references will be requested.

Job Description and Person Specification

Please return Advisor Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form by e-mail to

Please note: We will not read or accept CVs in the application process under any circumstances.