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Reference:    IMHAjan19
Location:     Fareham
Hours:    Full time – 37 hours a week
Salary Range:   £21,512 – £23,166 per annum
Application Closing date:   Before 9.00am Tuesday 19 February 2019
Interview Date:   Scheduled to take place during week commencing Monday 25 February 2019
Application Pack: Qualified Independent Mental Health Advocate Application Pack

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.

Solent Mind provide Southampton, Portsmouth and Hampshire’s specialist Mental Health Advocacy service.

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 are listened to and that rights are upheld.

As an IMHA, based at Ravenswood House Medium Secure Hospital covering Forensic and other Inpatient units, you will:

  • Help safeguard the rights of service users, under mental health law and as citizens
  • Empower service users to make informed decisions about their care and treatment and take greater control over their lives
  • Support service users to have their views heard & represent their views if the service user can’t represent themselves

This post is an important safeguard for many people subject to detention in the acute hospitals across the region and with Community Treatment Orders.

You will need to have demonstrable experience of working with vulnerable people, preferably with mental health needs and the ability to work with a variety of other professionals.  In addition you will need to have the Independent Mental Health Advocacy NVQ and be prepared to complete the other advocacy modules of the National Advocacy Qualification.

This is an opportunity for someone to continue their personal development within Advocacy.

For more information please email Sarah Byrne, Head of Advocacy at sbyrne@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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