Manchester, Greater Manchester
£21,589 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Job Title:                Independent Mental Capacity & Care Act Advocate (Maternity Cover)

Accountable to:   Head of Operations

Responsible to:   Advocacy Services Manager

Reporting to:        Independent Mental Capacity Act Team Leader

Location:               Gaddum House, professional and community settings

Salary:                    £21,589

Hours:                    35 hours a week with expectation to provide shared duty cover.

Job Summary

Gaddum Advocacy (formerly: The Manchester Advocacy Hub) provides all statutory advocacy services across Manchester and we are looking for an energetic and passionate advocate to join our team.

The Independent Mental Capacity & Care Act Advocate is responsible to the Advocacy Manager and is responsible for responding to advocacy referrals under the Mental Capacity Act and the Care Act as necessary.

Our Advocates work in partnership with the people they support and take their side. Gaddum Advocacy promotes social inclusion, equality and social justice.

Job Purpose

  • To provide independent advocacy support to people who lack capacity in line with the MCA Code of Practice.
  • To support and represent adults who lack capacity in matters relating to or connected with their deprivation of liberty in line with the Mental Capacity Act and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Code of Practice.
  • To provide independent Care Act advocacy support to people who have substantial difficulty being involved in Care Act processes in line with the Care Act Independent Advocacy Statutory Guidance.

Applications for Flexible/Job Sharing work will be taken into consideration

For informal discussion about the role please contact our Advocacy Services Manager, Lily Huggins

To apply, please fill out the application form and demographic form below and return to the email address upon it.

Closing date:    Noon, Monday 6th July

Interview date:  Week starting Monday 13th July

More about Gaddum

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Posted on: 05 June 2020
Closed date: 06 July 2020
Tags: Advocacy, Social Work

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