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Collective Advocacy Workers (Edinburgh) and (Peer Community)

  • Part time
  • £25,778 – £28,533 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th June 2023

  • Advertised from 9th May 2023
  • 24 hours per week Starting salary £17,067 per annum


CAPS is looking for two new Collective Advocacyworkers to focus on the views and wishes of people with mental health issues living in Edinburgh. The role is to ensure people’s voices are heard by decision-makers locally and invite people to draw on their experiences to bring about change, such as improving mental health services.

One post will take the lead in providing Collective Advocacy for Peer workers and volunteers in Edinburgh and the other will lead on Edinburgh wide mental health collective advocacy. These two new roles will support each other and join the existing enthusiastic team of CAPS Collective Advocacy workers, who work across Lothian on eight different mental health related collective advocacy projects.

The role offers autonomy and flexibility. You should be friendly and approachable, with the ability to form trusting relationships with group members and colleagues. Good local knowledge of Edinburgh is preferred. Some working from home is possible. This is a great opportunity to work with a dynamic independent advocacy organisation that’s making a real difference to people’s lives.

Application notes

The closing date for applications is Monday 5 June 2023 at 12 noon. Proposed interview date is Friday 16 June 2023.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Judith Stirling, 0131 273 5116.

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