Job title: Relevant Paid Person's Representative

Job reference: 103

Contract Type: Fixed term - contract until March 2018 with a view to becoming permanent role

Hours: Full-time – 37 hours, 5 days per week, working Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Location: Home Based – working across West London

Salary: £20,000.00 - £22,438.00 per annum (dependent on experience) + Benefits

Closing date: 9am on Thursday 23 November 2017

About us: Giving people a voice – and making sure it’s heard – is something POhWER does every day. We’re all about promoting equality, challenging unfairness and giving disadvantaged and vulnerable people access to high quality information, advice and advocacy services. POhWER is a registered charity that provides a range of services across England.

About the role: An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Relevant Person’s Paid Representative’s to join our London team working on a Relevant Person’s Paid Representative service across West London boroughs on a fixed term contract; this is with a view to becoming a permanent role.

You will be supporting a wide range of vulnerable people with sometimes profound and multiple needs, so ideally you will have experience of this type of work, along with a good working knowledge of voluntary organisations.

About you: You will be a confident positive team player, able to work in partnership with clients and professionals, gaining an understanding of their issues by listening, exploring options and taking action as directed by them. Our ideal candidates will have worked in advocacy, Information and advice or similar role before, ideally in a health, social care or voluntary setting and will have experience of working with vulnerable adults.

You will need to have a flexible attitude and must be comfortable handling highly sensitive information, and in seeking support and supervision. Strong communication skills and time management skills will be required and you will need to be computer literate.

Because of the nature and location of the role, applicants must live within or very close to North Leicestershire, have a full driver’s licence and access to their own transport.

A DBS check will be required for this post.

We apologise in advance, that if you do not hear back from us within two weeks of the closing date then please presume that you have been unsuccessful.

There are also possible volunteering opportunities available within POhWER across the whole of England, to get more information on these opportunities please visit

Closing date: 9am on Thursday 23 November 2017

Interviews: due to take place on Thursday 7 December 2017, at POhWER's Dalston Office

Full job description: RPPR_Job_Description_Jan_2017.pdf

How to apply: Fill in the application form. (Your application will only be considered if you submit a fully completed application form attached)

Once completed, please send your application form to or if you are having any problems, call 01438 846023.

For an informal discussion please call 0300 456 2370 and leave your contact details for Penny Bodger-Yates, Community Manager to call you back.