We are looking for warm, compassionate, understanding people who are good communicators to join our services team. As a volunteer, you will make a real difference and support people with mental ill health enabling them to promote self-advocacy and empowerment and to make informed decisions and get their views heard in matters relating to their rights under the Mental Health Act.

You don't need to be a mental health expert, empathy matters more than academic qualifications or experience, and we're keen to hear from people of all ages and walks of life.

Key tasks

  • To facilitate drop-ins on mental health wards to inform patients of advocacy services and their rights under the Mental Health Act
  • To take service referrals or signpost to other services where needs fall outside of our remit
  • To support patients to address issues with ward staff and provide ad hoc support during triage, ward rounds and/ or low level meetings
  • To maintain up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation and work within the appropriate legislation (full training will be provided)
  • To support the service to raise funds to further develop the charity

You can download the role description, application form, equal opportunities monitoring form and Privacy Notice below:

Please send the completed Application, Equal Opportunity Monitoring Form and signed Privacy Notice to [email protected] by the 21 February 2019 to be considered for this role.

Alternatively you can post this to us at: Advocacy Focus, First Floor, The Old Tannery, Eastgate, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 6PW

The closing date for applications is the 21 February 2019.

Although we would like to acknowledge each returned application, as a registered charity, we would prefer to avoid the costs this would incur. Therefore if you have not received a letter by the 1 March 2019, please assume you have not been short-listed for an interview.

Thank you for your interest.