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

West Sussex – Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA) & Community Advocate

Full Time (35 hours per week)

Salary £24,102 per annum pro rata

Mind in Brighton and Hove empowers and supports people who have experience of mental health issues in Brighton and Hove 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 Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA) & Community Advocate in West Sussex; based in Worthing but will regularly meet with clients across West Sussex.

This split role involves providing Independent Mental Health Advocacy, working within the framework of the Mental Health Act 1983 to support people to understand their rights under the Act and participate in decisions about their care and treatment across the area of West Sussex. The 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’ leave (pro rata) per year excluding bank holidays, 3% pension contribution and access to a 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme.

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

Full job details and application pack can be found at:

Closing date: 12.00 (midday) Monday 26th October 2020

Interview date: Wednesday 4th November 2020 via Microsoft Teams or 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.

T: 01273 66 69 50

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