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Collective Advocacy Worker (Edinburgh)

24 hours a week

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

Starting salary: £17,067

Location: Edinburgh

CAPS is looking for a new Collective Advocacy worker to focus on the views and wishes of people with mental health issues living in Edinburgh. The 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.

This post will take the lead on Edinburgh wide mental health collective advocacy, working alongside a new Collective Advocacy for Peer workers and volunteers in Edinburgh. These two new roles will support each other and 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 Edinburgh is preferred. 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 Monday 24 July 2023 at 12 noon. Proposed interview date is Friday 4 August 2023.

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 Form

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