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As Investors in People we are committed to the satisfaction, development and wellbeing of our people. We know that we need to provide our staff with the most supportive environment to ensure that they are able to provide and extend such a high level of support to our service users.

All of our staff have access to relevant training and opportunities to develop and progress within our team. Our Health and Wellbeing Policy also puts employees' physical and mental health at the heart of our business and all of our team members have access to a company counsellor should they need it. 

If you're looking for a rewarding role with heaps of support and personal development, then a career with Advocacy Focus is for you.

Current Vacancies

Independent Advocate - Leyland

To provide specialist Statutory Advocacy to local residents across Lancashire.  To promote self-advocacy and empowerment and enable service users to make informed decisions and get their views heard in matters relating to mental health and/or care and support needs within health and social care.

This will be through one to one advocacy and other models of advocacy as required. This activity will include working with people of all ages, including those with learning disabilities, people with mental health needs, people with physical and sensory impairment, older people and people that lack capacity.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • To provide Independent Advocacy support as defined under the Mental Health Act (2007), Mental Capacity Act (2005), Care Act (2014), and Advocacy Standards to individuals in community, residential and hospital settings.
  • To manage a client caseload and ensure accurate case management and record keeping.
  • To provide information, support or signpost clients, so as to inform or empower individuals on any issues regarding their health and care. Including mental health treatment under the amended 2007 Mental Health Act, deprivation of liberty safeguards under Mental Capacity Act and support with safeguarding under Care Act (2014).
  • To advocate for individuals within a variety of meetings relating to their care and treatment, to include ward rounds, case conferences, Care Programme Approach (CPA) meetings, mental health assessments, best interests meetings and safeguarding meetings.
  • To maintain up-to-date knowledge of relevant mental capacity, mental health and community care policy, legislation, case law and good practice.

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

Please send the completed Application and Equal Opportunity Monitoring Forms to [email protected] by 22nd December 2017 to be considered for this role. Previous applicants need not apply.

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 Friday 22nd December 2017 at 12.00pm.

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 Friday 22nd December 2017, please assume you have not been short-listed for an interview.

Thank you for your interest.