Mind in Brighton and Hove: West Sussex - Community Advocate & Indepental Mental Health Advocate (IMHA)

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Full Time (35 hours per week)
3 days per week as Community Advocate and then 2 days per week as IMHA in Crawley and the surrounding areas.
£23,400 per annum pro rata

About the role

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 Advocate for the West Sussex area; based in Horsham and surrounding areas for 3 days per week as Community Advocate and then 2 days per week as IMHA in Crawley and the surrounding areas.

This 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.

Full job details and application pack can be found on our website: http://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 21st October 2019

Interview date: Friday 25th October 2019 at 51, New England Street, Brighton

Mind in Brighton and Hove is committed to equal opportunities and values diversity in its workforce. We are committed to recruiting the best possible people to each position in our organisation and aim to recruit a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. Mind encourages 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 or civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity.

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