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Collective Advocacy Worker – East Lothian and Midlothian

12 – 16 hours per week

Salary: £25,027 – £27,702 per annum FTE,

Starting salary: £8,285 – £11,046 pro rata depending on hours

Location: East Lothian and Midlothian primarily

CAPS is looking for a new Collective Advocacy worker to focus on the views and wishes of people with mental health issues living in East Lothian or Midlothian. Your role is to ensure people’s voices are heard by decision-makers locally and invite people to draw on their experiences to bring about change, such as improving mental health services.

As part of our enthusiastic team of Collective Advocacy workers you will also assist in preparing and delivering experience led training and/or awareness raising sessions Lothian wide, as part of CAPS’ Education as Advocacy programme.

The role offers autonomy and flexibility. You should be friendly and approachable, with the ability to form trusting relationships with group members and colleagues. Good local knowledge of East Lothian and Midlothian is preferred as you will be interacting with people within these communities. Some working from home is possible. This is a great opportunity to work with an expanding organisation that’s making a real difference to people’s lives. Find out more about CAPS Independent Advocacy at:

There will be a 6-month probationary period attached to this post. This post will be subject to membership of the PVG Scheme and appropriate check. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 7 March 2023 at 12 noon. Proposed interview date is Monday 20 March 2023.

If you have any questions about the application process please contact Catherine Street on or 07971 951 502

Download all the documents you need to apply from the links below:

Collective Advocacy Worker Application Form

Collective Advocacy Worker Person Specification

Collective Advocacy Worker Job Description

Collective Advocacy Worker Equalities monitoring form

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