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Children & Young People’s Individual Advocacy Worker (maternity cover)

  • Part time
  • £25,027 pro-rata
  • East Lothian and Midlothian with occasional work in Edinburgh and Scottish Borders.
  • Closing 9th June 2022

  • Advertised from 11th May 2022
  • Pro rata salary dependent on number of hours. 16 - 21 hours per week (worked over 3 days).


This maternity cover post is a great opportunity to join CAPS’ Children and Young People’s small friendly team to provide individual advocacy to children and young people who are going through the Children’s Hearings system. CAPS is the main provider of advocacy for this issue to children and young people aged 5-18 in East Lothian and Midlothian. CAPS is also the alternate provider for this work in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders, so travel to work in these areas will also be expected.

The focus of the work is the provision of independent advocacy to support children and young people to express their views and wishes when going through the Children’s Hearings process. Experience of working with children and young people is required as well as proven skills in communicating with them. Advocacy training will be provided.

This post will be subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme for regulated work with children.

There will be a 4-month probationary period attached to this post. A mix of home and office working is possible.

This post is fixed term for 12 months initially to cover maternity leave and may continue thereafter subject to expansion of the CAPS’ Children’s team.

Application notes

Closing date for applications is 9 June 2022 at 12 noon.

Interview date to be confirmed.

CAPS Independent Advocacy is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Scottish Charity Number: SC021772