Independent Mental Capacity Advocate

04 May 2021
01 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Independent Mental Capacity Advocate

12-month fixed term / secondment

Job Reference 35


We are seeking an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate to join our Norfolk team working on our Mental Capacity Advocacy service across Norfolk.

You will be supporting a wide range of vulnerable adults often with profound and multiple needs, so you will have experience of this type of work, along with a good working knowledge of public and voluntary organisations.

You will be a confident positive team player, able 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. Our ideal candidate 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 need to have a flexible attitude and must be comfortable handling highly sensitive information, and in seeking support and supervision. Strong communication skills and time management skills will be required and you will need to be computer literate.


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.

Please note expenses for this role will only be paid from within the Norfolk border.

We apologise in advance, that if you do not hear back from us within two weeks of the closing date then please presume that you have been unsuccessful.

About Us

At POhWER, we help people who are most vulnerable due to disability, illness, social exclusion, abuse, discrimination, and numerous other challenges, to express their views, uphold their rights or to get the support they need.

Our mission is to empower people to have a voice and make a real difference to their lives. We do this by speaking for them when they cannot and supporting them to speak for themselves when they can.

Further details can be found on our website


How to apply

Please submit your CV and cover letter (no longer than 2 sides of A4) before the application deadline 12th May 10am. In your cover letter please include your reasons for applying for the role, job reference 35, your current salary and your notice period.

Please submit your CV and cover letter quoting reference 35.

Interviews for this role will take place virtually (zoom) 1 week, 10 days after the closing date.  

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period.