Job Opportunity – Health Advocate

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team in a newly created role of a Health Advocate.

Role: Health Advocate

Contract Type: 1 Year

1 x Part Time Post – 25 Hours per Week

Salary: £11.28 per hour (full time equivalent £22,000 per annum)

Closing Date: 13th August 2020

About us: SUMMIT (Tendring Mental Health Support) is an independent mental health charity with over 40 years standing, supporting people to have their voice heard whilst empowering them to communicate their needs and make informed choices. We are a small, but dynamic and a well-regarded charity, well known for establishing new innovative projects. We are looking to recruit a dynamic and highly motivated individual to fulfill the role of a Health Advocate who will provide an independent voice to those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the Clacton on Sea area. Our ideal candidate will have worked in advocacy or a similar role and have a strong understanding of the health and social care sector.

About you: The person we appoint to the role will be a confident, resourceful and motivated team player, able to work alone as well as part of a wider team, in partnership with clients and professionals. You must have a commitment to protecting the rights of some of the most vulnerable people in society. Successful applicants must have the skills to respond proactively to and engage with people with complex needs. Strong communication skills, time management skills and the ability to keep accurate and up to date records and you will need to be computer literate. Applicants must have a good working knowledge of key legislation and an advocacy qualification (or other relevant qualification) is desirable.


How to apply:  for further information, or to apply for the post, please email your CV and Expression of Interest to: [email protected]


Deadline for interested applicants by 13th August 2020. Interviews to take place from 19th August 2020.