Individual Advocacy Worker -maternity cover and extension to 16/17 yr old people

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,027
  • East Lothian and Midlothian with occasional work in Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th August 2022

  • Advertised from 18th July 2022
  • 36.25 hours per week (two part time roles would be considered for the right applicants).


This fixed term post is a great opportunity to join CAPS’ friendly, supportive Individual Advocacy team to provide individual advocacy to adults with mental health issues in East Lothian and Midlothian. CAPS also provides advocacy to people who use drugs or alcohol in these areas and this post will specialise in extending both these services to a lower age range of 16 and 17 year olds.

The focus of the work is the provision of independent advocacy – making sure that people’s views and wishes are heard. You will make sure people are informed about their options and their rights and assist people with mental health issues to redress power imbalances in their lives. Advocacy is very rewarding work that makes a real difference. Full training will be provided.

This post will be subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. There will be a 4 month probationary period attached to this post. A mix of home and office working is possible but face to face working will be required.

This post is fixed term for 12 months initially, as it is partially funded covering for maternity leave, and may continue thereafter subject to funding constraints.

Application notes

Closing date for applications is 10 August 2022 at 12 noon. Interview date 19 August 2022.

If you have any questions about the application process please contact Catherine Street on or 07971 951 502

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