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Collective Advocacy Worker (East Lothian, Midlothian, Lothian Voices)

24 hours per week

Salary: £25,778 – £28,533 per annum FTE,

Starting salary: £17,067

Location: Lothian

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 as well as a wider role with our Lothian Voices project. The role is to ensure people’s voices are heard by decision-makers locally and nationally as you invite people to draw on their experiences to bring about change, such as improving mental health services.

This post is working with people with mental health issues, amplifying their voices about whatever topics are important to them. The Lothian Voices project runs the People’s Conference every year and contributes to the cross-party group on mental health. This new post will join the existing enthusiastic team of CAPS Collective Advocacy workers, who work across Lothian on eight different mental health related collective advocacy projects.

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 will be advantageous. Some working from home is possible. This is a great opportunity to work with a dynamic independent advocacy 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 Thursday 14th September 2023 at 12 noon. Interview date to be confirmed.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Judith Stirling, 0131 273 5116.

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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