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Reference: APTJun19
Location: Hampshire
Hours: 18.5 Hours Per Week (Spread over 2.5 days Mon to Fri)
Salary Range: Unqualified £20,475, Qualified £22,603 to £24,341 pro rata per annum 
Application Closing Date: Fri 28 Jun 2019 (Before 5.00pm)
Interview Date: TBC Jul 2019
Application Pack: ADVOCATE (PART TIME) – Jun 19

PLEASE NOTE: there is no application form included in the application pack.  To apply for this vacancy please scroll down to the bottom of this page and click on the link to download an application form.

When people use mental health services they often feel that that they are not listened to and that their real wishes are ignored at a time when they may be at their most vulnerable.  The role of an Advocate is to work with individual clients according to their thoughts, wishes and beliefs and to ensure they are listened to and that rights are upheld.

The role provides an important safeguard for many people subject to detention in the acute hospitals across the region and with Community Treatment Orders.

As well as demonstrable experience of advocacy, you will need to have or be prepared to work towards the National Advocacy Qualification. You will also need experience working with vulnerable people, preferably with mental health needs and the ability to work with a variety of other professionals.

We’re searching for an exceptional Independent Mental Health Advocate (Forensic) to work in the medium secure units at Ravenswood Hospital.  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.

For more information on this role, please email:
Roger Durrans, Advocacy Service Manager (Hampshire), rdurrans@solentmind.org.uk


For more information on this post please download the Application Pack using the link at the top of this page.

Please Note: no application form is included within the application pack, so please also download an application form using the links below.

CV’s will not be accepted

We do not accept applications from recruitment agencies

Job Application Forms:

Click on the link to download an application form (word 97-2003 version) - Application Form

Click on the link to download an application form (pdf version)  - Application Form

Application forms can be returned by:

Email: recruitment@solentmind.org.uk
Post: Recruitment, Solent Mind, 15-16 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XF
Fax: 023 8202 7811

Or of course you can deliver it by hand to the address stated above.

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