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Location: Home working with travel around Bath and North East Somerset (BaNES)

Job reference: 202

Contract type: Bank Workers

Working hours: Working a range of shifts between the hours of Monday to Friday 9am-5pm as and when required

Salary: £11.28 - £12.10 per hour


We have exciting opportunities for a number of Independent Advocate bank workers to join our Bath and North East Somerset (BaNES) team. Our ideal candidates will have worked in advocacy, information and advice or similar role before, ideally in a health, social care or voluntary setting and will have experience of working with vulnerable adults.


You will have demonstrable experience working with vulnerable adults who are affected by significant health and social care issues who find it difficult to speak up for themselves; and experience providing persuasive verbal and written representations.


In this role you will be supporting a wide range of vulnerable adults often with profound and multiple needs. The successful candidates will need a good working knowledge of public and voluntary organisations to enable them to work in partnership with clients and professionals, gaining an understanding of their issues by listening, exploring options and taking action as directed by them.


You will need to have a flexible attitude and must be comfortable handling highly sensitive information whilst able to work well independently and confidently on behalf of others. Strong communication skills and time management skills will be required and you will need to be computer literate. A full induction and training schedule will be offered as well as peer mentoring and support.


You will provide advocacy support to people under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and work with people who are deprived of their liberty. You will be travelling to a variety of locations across the county including Care Homes, Hospitals and Day Centres. Because of the nature and location of the role, applicants must live within the area; have a full driver’s licence and access to their own transport. Travel expenses will only be paid once in the BaNES area border.


How to apply


We are keen to fill these roles. If you think this sounds like the ideal role for you, please apply as soon as possible as we may close this job advert early if we receive a high number of applications.


Please submit your CV and cover letter (cover letter no longer than 1 side of A4) before the application deadline. In your cover letter please include your reasons for applying for the role, how you meet the person specification criteria, if you hold a current driving licence and have access to your own vehicle and your notice period.


Please apply by submitting your CV and cover letter here.


Closing Date: 06th March 2023

Interviews: TBC


We are looking to recruit people who share our core values and can demonstrate that they apply and live those values in their daily working practice.


For an informal discussion please contact 0300 456 2370 and ask for a call back from Cathy Godden, Community Manager.


A DBS check will be required for this post.


POhWER is an equal opportunities employer, holder of the Investors in People Silver award and a member of the MINDFUL EMPLOYER scheme. We are a member of the Positive about Disability scheme and disabled applicants who meet all the essential criteria will be guaranteed an interview.

Independent Advocate (Bank Worker)


Salary: £11.28 - £12.10 per hour


Working a range of shifts between the hours of Monday to Friday 9am-5pm as and when required

Contract Type:



Bath and North East Somerset (BaNES)

Close Date:

Monday, 6 March 2023

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