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Individual Advocacy Worker (Mental Health)

36.25 hours per week (Full time, Mon – Fri)

Salary Grade AP4: £25,778 – £28,533 per annum FTE

Location: East Lothian and Midlothian with occasional work in Edinburgh

This is a great opportunity to join CAPS’ friendly, supportive Individual Advocacy team to provide Individual Advocacy to adults in East Lothian and Midlothian who are experiencing mental health issues. This service sits alongside our adult service of Individual Advocacy for people who are affected by drugs or alcohol, and our new area of work providing individual advocacy for the LGBTQIA+ community in Midlothian and East Lothian.

The focus of the work is the provision of Independent Advocacy – making sure that people’s views and wishes are heard. You will make sure people are informed about their options and their rights and assist people who have mental health issues to redress power imbalances in their lives and in their interactions with services. Individual Advocacy is very rewarding work that makes a real difference. Full training will be provided.

This post will be subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. There will be a 6 month probationary period attached to this post. A mix of home and office working is possible but face to face working with people is essential.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 31 July 2024 at 12 noon. Provisional interview date Monday 12 August 2024.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Catherine Street on

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

Individual Advocacy Worker Application Form

Individual Advocacy Worker Person Specification

Individual Advocacy Worker Job Description

Individual Advocacy Worker Equalities Monitoring Form

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