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Collective Advocacy Workers (Edinburgh) and (Peer Community)

24 hours a week

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

Starting salary: £17,067

Location: Edinburgh

CAPS is looking for two new Collective Advocacy workers 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.

One post will take the lead in providing Collective Advocacy for Peer workers and volunteers in Edinburgh and the other will lead on Edinburgh wide mental health collective advocacy. 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 5 June 2023 at 12 noon. Proposed interview date is Friday 16 June 2023.

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

Please note we are recruiting to two Collective Advocacy Worker positions. The person specification and application form are the same for both posts but there are two separate job descriptions. There is an opportunity on the application form to choose which post you are applying for or if you wish to be considered for both.

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 Job Description (Peer Community)

Collective Advocacy Worker Equalities Form

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