Brighton and Hove Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA)

Brighton & Hove
£24,102 per annum
12 Nov 2020
30 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Full time (35 hours per week)

Mind in Brighton and Hove empowers and supports people who have experience of mental health issues in Brighton and Hove, West and East Sussex. Our Advocacy Services take action to help people say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain services they need.

We are seeking to appoint a full-time Advocate for the Brighton and Hove area. This role involves providing Independent Mental Health Advocacy, working within the framework of the Mental Health Act 1983 to support people to understand their rights under the Act and participate in decisions about their care and treatment across the area of Brighton and Hove. This post requires experience of managing a client case load, excellent communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a range of professionals, whilst retaining independence.

In return, we offer a range of benefits including 29 days’ leave (pro rata) per year excluding bank holidays, 3% pension contribution and access to a 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme.

Full job details and application forms can be found on our website via the Apply button.

Closing date: Midday on Monday 30th November 2020

Interview date: Tuesday 8th December and Wednesday 9th December

All successful applicants are subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

Mind in Brighton and Hove is committed to equal opportunities and values diversity in its workforce. We are committed to recruiting the best possible people to each position in our organisation and aim to recruit a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. Mind encourages applications from everyone, irrespective of age, disability (including experience of living with mental health issues), gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity.