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] 

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

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 response, please assume you have not been short-listed for an interview.

Thank you for your interest.