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User Involvement Advocate - EXPIRED

Job Title User Involvement Advocate - EXPIRED
Contract Type Temporary / Interim
Location London
Salary £12.50 - 12.50 per hour
Job Published 29 Oct 2015
REF J50574
Contact Name Penny Antoniou
Contact Email

Job Description - EXPIRED

User Involvement Advocate
North London
Temporary Cover (30 hours a week)
£12.50 per Hour

TPP's client, a leading mental health advocacy charity is looking for a User Involvement Advocate to work in their offices in North London.

As a non-profit organisation, the aims and goals of our client are always centred on engaging with vulnerable groups to further their interests; providing a range of support to clientele that include people with mental health issues and a history of substance misuse. The role of this organisation is to provide advocacy and support for these people, delivering counsel and guidance for those in need and supporting and pushing for the rights of such groups. The work involves a strong understanding of legal rights but also includes a community aspect.

The job of User Involvement Advocate will involve working directly with the aforementioned groups to help strengthen their voice and improve services. You will be expected to reach wide within the community to consult on lived experience, recruit volunteers and support peer to peer initiatives. Additionally, the role will involve an element of research, working with partner agencies across North London to ensure the needs and wants of the user group are implemented in the service provided. This job is to be utilised as temporary cover and the initial contract is likely to run for around two months.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of one year working with people to ensure their rights are heard as well as experience working in the charity or voluntary sector; this should include work with vulnerable adults or children. Knowledge of user involvement and its role within health and social care services is essential as is an understanding of current policy and practice surrounding mental health and substance misuse services. The candidate should have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to be both assertive and diplomatic in their outlook. Due to the nature of the work enthusiasm for the charity sector is required while lived experience of substance misuse or mental health issues would be desirable but not essential.

If you are interested in this role please apply by sending your CV and contact details to quoting reference number J50574PA in the subject heading. Alternatively, feel free to call us on 0207 198 6070.

CV Closing Date: tbd
Interview Date: tbd

Ref: EXPIRED - J50574 | Published: 29th Oct 2015