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Independent Advocate

Oxford, Oxfordshire
Remote Working
Remote Working
£21,715 to £23,292
Job Type
8 Sep 2022

Home Based: with travel around Oxfordshire

Job reference: 123

Contract type: Permanent

Full time: 37 hours, 5 days per week working Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Salary: £21,715.00 to £23,292.00 per annum (dependent on experience)


- 25 days annual leave

- Cash Wellbeing Healthcare Plan Cover

- Death in service benefit

- Option to buy up to 5 days annual leave

- Discretionary shut down days at Christmas

- 1 Community Leave Day per annum

- Bike to work scheme

We have an exciting Independent Advocate vacancy in our Oxfordshire team. Our ideal candidate will have worked in advocacy, information and advice or similar role before, ideally in a health, social care or voluntary setting and will have experience of working with vulnerable adults.

You will have strong experience working with vulnerable adults who are affected by significant health and social care issues who find it difficult to speak up for themselves; and experience providing persuasive verbal and written representations.

In this role you will be supporting a wide range of vulnerable adults often with profound and multiple needs. The successful candidate will need a good working knowledge of public and voluntary organisations to enable them to work in partnership with clients and professionals, gaining an understanding of their issues by listening, exploring options and taking action as directed by them.

You will need to have a flexible attitude and must be comfortable handling highly sensitive information whilst able to work well independently and confidently on behalf of others. Strong communication skills and time management skills will be required and you will need to be computer literate.

Because of the nature and location of the role, applicants must live within the area; have a full driver's licence and access to their own transport. Travel expenses will only be paid once in the Oxford area border.

How to apply

We're keen to get somebody started in this role. If you think this sounds like the ideal job for you, please apply as soon as possible as we may close this job advert early if we receive a high number of applications.

Please submit your CV and cover letter (cover letter no longer than 1 side of A4) before the application deadline. In your cover letter please include your reasons for applying for the role, how you meet the person specification criteria, if you hold a current driving licence and have access to your own vehicle and your notice period.

ease submit your CV and cover letter quoting reference 123.

Closing date: 27th September 2022

Interviews: 5th October 2022

We are looking to recruit people who share our core values and can demonstrate that they apply and live those values in their daily working practice.

A DBS check will be required for this post.

POhWER is an equal opportunities employer, holder of the Investors in People Silver award and a member of the MINDFUL EMPLOYER scheme. We are a member of the Positive about Disability scheme and disabled applicants who meet all the essential criteria will be guaranteed an interview.

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  • Job Reference: 707319251-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: POhWER
  • Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £21,715 to £23,292
  • Sector: Community & Sport
  • Job Type: Permanent