Rethink Mental Illness

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We are looking for a enthusiastic, pro-active individuals to join our talent pool. Successful candidates will be contacted when a suitable role becomes available at our County Durham Advocacy Service.

Advocacy is about taking action to help people say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain the service they want.

County Durham Advocacy Service provides Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA), Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) and Care Act Advocacy support to those requiring it across the Durham area.

As an Advocate you will be working with people who are deemed to lack capacity to make serious decisions which are life changing. You will also be working with people who are placed under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) where you will need to understand the (MCA) Mental Capacity Act, (MHA) Mental Health Act and also (HRA) Human Rights Act.

About You:

You will have experience of working in Advocacy roles and managing your own case load
You will have the ability to write clear, factually accurate information for report writing to professionals and an awareness of quality standards and the Advocacy Charter
Most importantly, you will have the desire to work with people affected by mental illness and make a difference to their quality of life

What we offer:

Competitive salary
Annual increments to top of pay scale
Contributory pension scheme
Life assurance
33 days annual leave including statutory/bank holiday
Childcare vouchers scheme
Where appropriate paid eye test plus up to £55 towards the cost of new glasses or lenses
Excellent career development opportunities

The closing date for this post is Sunday 29 April 2018

To be eligible to apply for this role you must be eligible to work in the UK, and provide proof of this (i.e. a passport/visa)

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the Charity is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration

We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process. If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please contact our HR Shared Service team on 0121 522 7111 or email to request arrangements for an application to be submitted within the original timeframe.