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Independent Mental Capacity Advocate at Swindon Advocacy Movement

Independent Mental Capacity Advocate, Paid Relevant Person’s Representative – Statutory Advocacy
Permanent contract
£21,734 – £23,945 depending on qualifications and experience. 37 hours per week.

Swindon Advocacy Movement (SAM) has a well established reputation of providing a range of advocacy services for people with care and support needs in Swindon. SAM are passionate about speaking out for the most vulnerable in our society and have created a flexible and responsive advocacy service enabling people to access their rights within health and social care services.

They are now looking for an Independent Advocate for their Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy Service working with people who are deemed to lack capacity and are eligible to access the advocacy service in key ‘best interest’ decisions and are under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. This service enables vulnerable people to participate as fully as possible in any decision to maintain their independence and secure the rights and services they are entitled to.

Do you have experience in Advocacy, Information and Advice or a similar role, ideally in a health, social care, children and family services or experience of working with vulnerable adults? If so, we want to hear from you to join our committed and friendly team!

SAM are looking for a qualified Independent Advocate or someone who is interested in developing a career in advocacy and standing up for the rights of others. We offer a complete package of support, supervision and training.

They need a non-judgemental, compassionate, person with excellent communication skills who enjoys working with others to make positive change happen.

If you would like more information please email them at for our application pack. If you have any questions please ring 01793 542575 and ask for our IMCA Manager, Ian Reynolds.

Closing date for applications is midday Friday 9th of April 2021 for interviews being held Wednesday 14th of April 2021.

Swindon Advocacy Movement is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Swindon Advocacy Movement expects all staff and volunteers to share that commitment. All posts are subject to Enhanced DBS check.

Swindon Advocacy Movement is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from anyone regardless of disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.