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Mind in Brighton and Hove is recruiting: West Sussex Community Advocate

Permanent

Full Time (35 hours per week)
Salary £23,400 per annum pro rata

Mind in Brighton and Hove empowers and supports people who have experience of mental health issues in Brighton and Hove, East and West Sussex. Our Advocacy Services take action to help people say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain services they need.

We are seeking to appoint a full-time Community Advocate for West Sussex; the advocate will regularly meet with clients in Chichester, Bognor Regis, Midhurst and the surrounding area.

Advocates are responsible for the provision of independent, professional mental health advocacy primarily within community settings across West Sussex. This post requires an understanding of advocacy, experience of managing a client case load, excellent communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a range of professionals, whilst retaining independence.

In return, we offer a range of benefits including full induction, nationally accredited advocacy qualification and 29 days’ annual  leave per year excluding bank holidays, 3% pension contribution and access to a 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme.

Full job details and application pack can be found on our website: www.mindcharity.co.uk/get-involved/vacancies/

All successful applicants are subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

Closing date: 12.00 (midday) Monday 17th December 2018
Interview date: Thursday 20th December 2018 at 51, New England Street, Brighton

We are committed to equal opportunities and we value diversity in our workforce and aim to recruit a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We encourage applications from everyone irrespective of age, disability (including experience of living with mental health issues), gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity.

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